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NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is a globally recognised and a leading qualification on managing environmental risk.

It is ideal for those looking to develop a career in the environment and sustainability and implement effective environmental management systems in their organisation.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a UK-based independent examination board. It delivers vocational qualifications in health, safety, environmental practices and management.

Astutis are a NEBOSH Gold learning partner and have an 85% NEBOSH Environmental Management pass rate – that’s far higher than the national average. 

Learning Methods



5 Days

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate Explained

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate qualification is designed for those who are responsible for managing environmental issues as part of their work, as well as those looking to develop a career within the environment and sustainability.

It is suitable for managers, supervisors and employees working across industry sectors who are looking to implement effective environmental management systems into their organisation.

If you’re still thinking of embarking on a career in environmental management or sustainability for that matter, you’ll no doubt be looking at what qualifications and experience you need to secure that dream job.

Our latest blog will walk you through the different courses available to develop your environmental skills, what you can expect from environmental jobs and the advantages of different professional memberships.

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  • EMC1

    Environmental Management

  • EMC2

    Assessing environmental aspects and associated impacts


  • EMC1: Open Book Exam.
    Approximately 5-hours to complete.

    EMC2: Practical application.
    Approximately 3-hours to complete.

Course Length

  • 5 days plus exams

Learning Methods

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is important that you have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

Environmental Management This unit is made up of nine elements and covers the foundations in environmental management through to dealing with environmental emergencies.
Assessing environmental aspects and associated impacts Is the practical assessment part of the course. It is carried out in the candidate’s workplace, and they must submit the practical assessment within 14 days of the exam date.

NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate Syllabus Guide

NEBOSH Progression Pathways

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate Course Guide

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management Fact Sheet

The EMC1 open book exam is completed electronically and submitted through the NEBOSH exam portal. You have 24 hours from 11am (UK time) on exam day to complete and submit your exam paper. 
You will be requested to review a real-life scenario and answer theoretical and practical questions around environmental management.

The EMC2 is a practical assessment, where learners can assess environmental aspects and impacts on their chosen workplace.
This can be completed at a place of work or at home, and is submitted by email according to deadline.

You must successfully pass both units to achieve your full NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate.

Please note: For any assessments taken after 1st August 2023, all assessments must be submitted in PDF format only.

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The NEBOSH Environmental Management is taught in our Virtual Academy across five days with a total of 34 taught hours. It is recommended that you also complete an additional 25 hours private study and set aside 8 hours to take the exam, for a total of 67 hours study time. 
Unit EMC1 is assessed through an Open-Book Exam and takes approximately 5-hours to complete. EMC2 is a practical work-based assignment carried out in your own workplace. The papers are marked by external examiners who are appointed by NEBOSH.

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  • Cost savings - good environmental management can lead to a more efficient use of resources, resulting in substantial cost savings (e.g. raw materials, waste disposal, energy and transport).
  • Legal compliance - complying with new environmental standards and legislation can minimise the costs of modifying/replacing equipment and updating working practices. You will be able to help your employer comply with legislation and avoid prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation. 
  • Enhanced reputation - Many business partners prefer to deal with environmentally responsible companies. Those that are environmentally aware can benefit from better access to capital and lower insurance premiums. 
  • Reduced risk - managing environmental issues can reduce the risk of environmental incidents and the subsequent cost to business, including: direct cost of sick pay and absence, criminal prosecution, compensation, adverse publicity and harm reputation and profitability.
Astutis offers the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate as a virtual learning course as part of our Astutis Virtual Academy offering. We can also deliver the course at your workplace in the form of a traditional classroom delivery. 

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is a Level 3 qualification on the NQF, and a Level 6 on the SCQF. The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is designed for professionals who want to advance their careers in health and safety management in an environmental context. It provides an opportunity for you to develop your knowledge of contemporary issues in health and safety management such as climate change, occupational health and well-being, and sustainable development.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is the leading international award in occupational health and safety (OHS). It is aimed at anyone with responsibility for managing OHS in their organisation. The course covers all aspects of OHS management, including risk assessment, legislation, auditing and environmental issues.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is an internationally recognized, industry-leading qualification. It is a certificate that can be obtained by people who work in the environmental management sector and have extensive knowledge of environmental health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate (EMC) is designed for people who work on the management side of environmental health and safety issues. This includes those who are responsible for managing the day-to-day activities related to pollution control, waste disposal, and waste reduction. The EMC also provides managers with an understanding of how their actions affect their organizations' overall performance.

The NEBOSH EMC is suitable for anyone working in an area where they may be required to implement environmental management systems and procedures.

Examples include:

  • Occupational Hygiene Officers
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Environmental Managers

It can also be beneficial for those who want to improve their skills in this area or increase their chances at promotion within their current company or organization.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate (EMC) is a high-level qualification that demonstrates the ability to manage environmental issues in the workplace. It is relevant to anyone who manages, oversees or has responsibility for the environment within their organisation.
It is a practical course that can be taken in a short period of time, and it will help you to:

  • Gain recognition as an expert in environmental management;
  • Be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients;
  • Improve your understanding of the importance of environmental issues within business;
  • Increase your earning potential by demonstrating transferable skills.

There are a number of reasons why you might want to get your NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate.

First, it's a great way to ensure that your company is compliant with local regulations and best practices. In many industries, having this qualification will be required by law or by the government in order for you to work in your field. For example, if you are an environmental engineer in the UK, then you will need this certificate in order to practice your profession.

Second, it's a good way to improve your company's reputation as an environmentally friendly company. Having this certificate will increase consumer confidence in your services and products, which will also lead to increased sales and profits.

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NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate for Your Workforce

Develop your people for a better organisation.

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate qualification, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. 

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

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Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
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Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

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Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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