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NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

SHE013 / SHE021

This NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management is ideal for anyone with experience of managing environmental risks caused by workplace activity.

Course duration

Up to one year.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course and your exams, you will receive your NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management.

Entry requirements

You must have previously completed NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate.


One written exam and one written project assignment.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

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Course overview

  • Industry recognised NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management qualification.
  • Specialised NEBOSH qualification designed to help individuals to manage environmental risks caused by their workplace.
  • Successful students can gain professional membership with the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SIIRSM).
  • Once you have completed the course, you can also add the professional post nominals EnvDipNEBOSH after your name.
  • Develop valuable in-depth knowledge and practical skills to support your role!
  • Study for your course from home in your own time.

This NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an expert in environmental sustainability and management within organisations.

In today’s rapidly changing world, environmental considerations and sustainability have become essential priorities for businesses across various industries. Whether you’re an aspiring environmental manager, a dedicated sustainability professional, or an employer committed to minimising your environmental impact, this course serves as your pathway to a comprehensive understanding and mastery of environmental management principles.

Throughout this comprehensive course, you will delve into the core aspects of environmental management, covering a wide range of topics including environmental risk assessment, control measures, sustainable practices, pollution prevention, legal compliance, and international standards and frameworks.

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management course provides you with a deep understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques required to effectively manage environmental risks and drive sustainability within organisations.

Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management course, you will hold a highly respected qualification that showcases your expertise and commitment to environmental stewardship. This certification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in environmental management, sustainability consultancy, auditing, and compliance, allowing you to make a significant impact on the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey towards becoming a skilled and knowledgeable environmental management professional? Enrol in this NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management course and unlock a world of knowledge and opportunities in the field of environmental sustainability and management.

Course content

  • Key environmental cycles and the effects of human activity on the environment.
  • Environmental leadership.
  • Environmental management systems and emergency planning.
  • Environmental risk evaluation and control.
  • Environmental performance evaluation.
  • Sustainability.
  • Waste management.
  • Managing emissions to the atmosphere.
  • Managing emissions to the water environment.
  • Control of environmental noise.
  • Hazardous substances and contaminated land.
  • Energy use.

  • Enforcement of environmental legislation.
  • Civil liability.
  • Pollution prevention and control legislation.

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

You must have previously completed NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate.

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 150-190 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 also have access to downloadable resources and NEBOSH revision aids, as well as students and tutor forums and one-to-one contact with your tutor.

You will need to complete three online open book exams. You can find full details of what is included in these assessments below.

ED1 – written exam

This is a three-hour written exam that you will need to complete in person. Exam venues available for this assessment are based in Bolton, Hull, Coventry, London, Bristol, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.

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.

You will be able to take the exam in either January or July.

NDEM2 – written project

You will need to complete a workplace-based project with consideration to environmental regulations. The length of your completed project will be 8,000 words.

This can be done in February, May, August, or November.

Once you have successfully completed the assessments involved in this course, you will receive your NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management.

This NEBOSH qualification is delivered in association with SHEilds, NEBOSH centre 548.

Upon completion of this NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management 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


NEBOSH courses are an alternative to NCRQ courses. NEBOSH diplomas require around 470 hours of study, similar to what NCRQ previously offered. Whilst NCRQ courses used to be more competency-based, a NEBOSH course is more knowledge-based. They do, however, include the same knowledge outcomes and are industry-recognised courses.

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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