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NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

Course Codes

SHE008 / SHE018

This NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is ideal for those considering a career in environmental management or who manage environmental issues in their daily roles.

  • Industry recognised NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate qualification.
  • Specialised NEBOSH qualification for those whose role covers managing environmental issues.
  • Successful students are able to gain professional membership with TechCIWEM and AIEMA.
  • Understand how workplace activities are impacted by environmental legislation and the existing controls.
  • Study for your course from home in your own time.
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This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

This NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate course will allow you to explore the dynamic field of environmental management and equip you with the skills to make a positive impact on our planet. 

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is a prestigious qualification that is globally recognised and highly regarded in the field of environmental management. Whether you are an aspiring environmental professional or an individual seeking to enhance your knowledge and contribute to sustainability efforts, this course will provide you with the expertise needed to navigate environmental challenges.

During the course, we will explore a wide range of environmental management topics, including environmental risk assessment, environmental law and management, sustainable resource management, and the development of effective environmental management systems.

By the end of this course, you will possess the knowledge and confidence to proactively address environmental challenges, minimise negative impacts, and contribute to the sustainability agenda. The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate will not only enhance your professional profile but also equip you with the tools to make a difference in protecting our natural resources and promoting a greener future.

What next?

Upon completion of this NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate course, you could develop your knowledge further by studying another one of our health and safety courses.

Here are some job roles within the health and safety industry:

  • Health and safety officer/coordinator
  • Safety inspector
  • Occupational health specialist
  • Environmental health and safety manager
  • Risk manager
  • Ergonomist
  • Safety trainer/instructor
  • Construction safety officer
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Health and safety consultant

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

67 hours.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course and your exams, you will receive a NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


One online open book exam and one open book practical assessment.

Course content

Extra info

Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, you will need a good grasp of English to ensure they understand the terminology covered within the course materials. 

Course duration

You will have up to one year to complete your course, which is plenty of time to ensure you are able to study for your course at your own pace. The approximate study time is 67 hours, but you can take as much or as little time as you need. 

Study method

You will study for your course entirely online and receive full tutor support through email. The online portal makes learning more interactive with presentations, audio recordings and interactive modules. 

Course outcome

Once you have successfully completed your exams, you will receive your industry-recognised NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate. Completing this course will also allow you to gain TechCIWEM and AIEMA membership. 

This NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is delivered in association with SHEilds, NEBOSH centre 548. 


You will need to complete one online open book exam (EMC1) and one practical assessment (EMC2). You can find full details of what is included in these assessments below.  

Open book exam: EMC1 – Environmental management 

This is a digital assessment which can be taken remotely. You will be required to review a real-life scenario and answer theoretical and practical questions on environmental management.  

Learners will have 24 hours to access, complete, and submit their paper, starting from 11am (UK time) on the examination date. Examinations for this qualification will take place once a quarter in March, June, September, and December.

Exam dates for your open book assessment are in March, June, September, and December.

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment with Open Study College, we will book and pay for your assessments for you. If you do not add the exams option to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your assessments if you wish to achieve the qualification. 

Practical assessment: EMC2 – Assessing environmental aspects and associated impacts 

A practical assessment where you will be required to assess environmental aspects and impacts in your chosen workplace. 

Please note, if you cannot use your current workplace for your practical assessment for whatever reason, you can choose an alternative place of work such as a family member or friend’s workplace.  

Awarding body

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) are a leading organisation whose qualifications cover the health, safety, and environmental sectors. Their qualifications are recognised internationally, helping professionals to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities, as well as raising the standards in the health and safety industry. 


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