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NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

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.

Course duration

Up to one year.

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.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

Course Options

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Course code: SHE008
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Course overview

  • 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.

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.

Course content

  • The scope and nature of environmental management and key environmental issues.
  • The ethical, legal, and financial reasons for maintaining and promoting environmental management.
  • Sustainability, its importance, and its relationship with corporate social responsibility.
  • Influence of international agreements on national environmental laws and standards, and the potential consequences of non-compliance.

  • Key features and appropriate content of an effective EMS (based on the requirements of ISO 14001).
  • Benefits and limitations of introducing a formal EMS into the workplace.

  • Different types of environmental impacts.
  • Sources of environmental information.
  • The principles and practice of environmental aspect and impact assessments.

  • The importance of environmental emergency planning.
  • Suitable emergency preparation and responses.

  • Environmental impacts of air pollution.
  • Sources of environmental harm and suitable control measures for emissions.

  • Environmental impacts of environmental noise pollution.
  • Sources of environmental harm and suitable control measures for noise.

  • Environmental impacts of water pollution.
  • Sources of environmental harm and suitable control measures for emissions.

  • Common waste types, the outlets available for waste, and environmental issues associated with waste and contaminated land.
  • Suitable waste management measures and applying the waste hierarchy.

  • Benefits and limitations of a range of renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
  • How energy efficiency can be increased.

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.

Extra information

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


If you add your exams to your enrolment, we will book and pay for these for you. If you chose not to add exams to your enrolment, you will need to book and pay for your assessments directly with a NEBOSH-approved exam centre in addition to the cost of your course.

If you want to achieve your NEBOSH qualification, you will need to complete the assessments detailed above.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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