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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is designed to provide a sound foundation in environmental management knowledge and practice. The environmental management training is designed for managers, supervisors and employees based in the UK, who have responsibility for managing environment issues as a part of their day-to-day work. The NEBOSH training course focuses on UK environmental laws and International management systems, such as ISO 14001.

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate Course Content

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate course syllabus covers the practical issues of managing environmental risk, taking a risk management approach based on best practices and international standards, including:

  • Environmental Management Systems and Impact Assessments
  • Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
  • Control of pollution
  • Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies

What are the Entry Requirements?

No previous environmental knowledge is required to undertake the NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management but students must be able to write short reports.

Examination and Assessment

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate exam paper consists of one long-answer question and ten short-answer questions.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management e-learning course provides a comprehensive introduction to environmental management systems, international standards and current best practice for control of environmental hazards. The course provides a solid introduction to Environmental Management.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate online course is suitable for managers, supervisors and those with Environmental Management responsibilities within their roles.

Benefits of the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management Online

  • Boost your career prospects; NEBOSH Certificates are valued by employers globally
  • Eligible for Technician Membership of CIWEM (TechCIWEM)

Online Course Content

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is based on UK, EU and International Standards. It consists of two Units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management qualification:

Unit EC1: Management and Control of Environmental Hazards

  • Foundations in Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Control of Emissions to Air
  • Control of Contamination of Water Sources
  • Control of Waste and Land Use
  • Sources and Use of Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Control of Environmental Noise
  • Planning for and Dealing with Environmental Emergencies

Unit EC2: Environmental Practical Application


  • Unit EC1 NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is assessed by a two-hour written examination.
  • Unit EC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams are arranged in March, June, September and December each year.

E-learning Key Facts

  • Available 24/7 Worldwide
  • Around 70 hours of study + exams (can be completed in 3-9 months)
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method

Online Learning

  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online study including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • Unlimited tutor support by a team of expert tutors
  • Full PDF copy of the study text to download for offline study
  • 190 exam centres available throughout the world
  • Guaranteed Support

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management Distance Learning

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is available in distance learning format. If you choose to study via distance learning you will be provided with all of the course materials, which have been developed by one of the UK’s leading health and safety training providers. This will include advice for studying and taking the exams, as well as support from a dedicated tutor. You will be able to contact your tutor at any time via telephone or email and you will also have access to a Facebook group for distance learning students, so that you can discuss the course with other students.

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate

The NEBOSH environmental certificate gained and issued upon successful completion of the distance learning course is exactly the same as if you were to study in a classroom or any other learning format.

What’s different about the distance learning course?

The distance learning course is studied at home using course materials which are sent directly to you at your home or workplace. Distance learning is different to e-learning in that you work from materials and not via online access to a learning management system (LMS or VLS). Distance learning also different to classroom learning in that you will not be tied to a set time schedule and you do not study in a traditional classroom setting.

You will be able to study the course independently on your own time, with total flexibility in regards to your hours. It is recommended that you spend at least 60 hours studying the EC1 program and 10 hours on the EC2 programme in order to cover all of the materials.

Exam Prices for Distance Learning Students

When studying via distance learning you don’t pay for your exam upfront — you choose your preferred exam dates and pay later directly with the training provider after you’ve booked the course.

  • 1 x Written exam (NGC1, GC2, FC1, NCC1, EC1, IGC1): £99 exc. VAT
  • Practical Assessment (EC2, FC2, GC3, NCC2): £50 exc. VAT
  • Oil & Gas Certificate (IOG1): £120 exc. VAT (held at one of our venues)
  • NGC Open Book Exam (NG1, IG1, NGC1, IGC1): £120 exc. VAT
  • NGC New syllabus practical assessment (NG2 IG2): £85 exc. VAT
  • NEBOSH Diploma Enrolment Fee: £60
  • NEBOSH Diploma written exam fee per unit: £135 excl. VAT (held at one of our venues)
  • NEBOSH Diploma unit DNI exam: £99 excl. VAT