Study for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management with SafetyNow Training

NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management is an examined core qualification designed to provide a sound foundation in environmental management knowledge.

It is aimed at managers, supervisors and employees based in the UK, who have responsibility for managing environment issues, as part of their day to day duties. The qualification focuses on UK law and environmental management systems.

This course is delivered by SafetyNow in association with Woodward SHE Ltd, who are NEBOSH accredited centre 179.

The qualification is appropriate for professionals, managers and supervisors working in any industry with environmental impacts. In addition, those working in health and safety in other occupational settings, but who require additional environment-specific knowledge may also benefit from the course. It also provides a sound basis for progression on to the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is accepted by The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) to meet the requirements for Technician Membership (TechCIWEM).


Businesses may be eligible to funding worth up to 50% of course fees for this NEBOSH course via the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

Click here to find out more about funding.

Course Content

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management focuses on UK environmental laws and International management systems, such as ISO 14001. It covers the practical issues of managing environmental risk.

The syllabus takes a risk management approach based on the best practice and international industry standards, including: environmental management systems and impact assessments, sources and use of energy and energy efficiency, control of pollution, planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies.

No previous environmental knowledge is required, although it should be noted that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.

Unit NEC1: Management and Control of Environmental Hazards

Element 1. Foundations in Environmental Mgmt
Element 2. Environmental Mgmt Systems
Element 3. Environmental Impact Assessments
Element 4. Control of Emissions to Air
Element 5. Control of Contamination of Water
Element 6. Control of Waste and Land Use
Element 7. Use of Energy and Energy Efficiency
Element 8. Control of Environmental Noise
Element 9. Planning For and Dealing with Environmental Emergencies

Unit NEC2: Environmental Practical Application

The course is presented as 1 x 1 week block. Unit NEC1 is a taught unit assessed by a two-hour written examination.

Unit NEC2 requires the candidate to carry out an environmental review of a workplace or organisation and produce a justified action plan to improve performance. This practical application must normally be completed and returned to the Course Provider within 14 days of the written examination.

Course Programme

Block Release [5 day] course - 1 x 1 week block and 1 day for the examination.

Also available as an in-house course for companies


NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.

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