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NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management


The NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management is designed to provide a sound foundation in environmental management knowledge and practice.

The course 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 qualification focuses on UK environmental laws and International management systems, such as ISO 14001.

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

No previous environmental knowledge is required but students must be able to write short reports. The written paper consists of one 'long-answer' question and ten 'short-answer' questions.

The syllabus is divided into two units - taught unit NEC1 (which contain the following elements), and a practical assessment unit NEC2). A certificate is awarded for successful completion of each unit.

Unit NEC1 Management and control of environmental hazards

  1. Foundations in environmental management
  2. Environmental management systems
  3. Environmental impact assessments
  4. Control of emissions to air
  5. Control of contamination of water resources
  6. Control of waste and land use
  7. Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
  8. Control of environmental noise
  9. Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies

Unit NEC2 Environmental practical application

  1. Environmental practical application

Course Duration

Five days




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