NEBOSH Environmental Diploma

As well as protecting the environment and demonstrating social responsibility, this course will also help your organisation avoid prosecution, litigation or loss of reputation from environmental mismanagement.

At Cambridge Safety, we focus on the little details to ensure you receive the finest education experience that is both informative and enjoyable. We take the time to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the subject matter and give you the confidence to put new skills into practice.

What does the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma course involve?

This is one of the few professional courses available in environmental management, this NEBOSH diploma level qualification is aimed at health and safety practitioners who have responsibility for environmental management for their workplace.

By the end of the course all delegates will be able to demonstrate environmental excellence and social responsibility. You will know how to effectively manage environmental issues for an organisation. Key areas covered include sustainability, global environmental issues, completing environmental aspect and impavct assessments, the implications of not managing environmental issues sufficiently along with specific environmental aspects including air, water, land, energy and waste management.

Those holding the NEBOSH National Environmental Diploma can apply to be a non-chartered Member of CIWEM (MCIWEM) once they have achieved their qualification. Holders of this qualification can use the designatory letters EnvDipNEBOSH after their name.

Taught over two units, delegates will need to complete a three hour exam and a comprehensive work-based project to successfully complete the course. This will need to be achieved within five years of enrolling on an accredited course.

Enrolment fees are included in the cost of your course. Unfortunately we are not able to provide this course as a taught course but are able to offer this qualification via distance learning. NEBOSH Open learning

To enrol with us simply fill out our application form.

What does the course cover?

The course consists of two units, ED1 which is the taught syllabus with a three hour written examination, and NDEM2 which is includes an overview of UK Environmental legislation and is assessed via a comprehensive work based project.

ED1 – Controlling Environmental Aspects

  • Key environmental cycles and their effects
  • Environmental leadership
  • Environmental management systems and emergency planning
  • Environmental risk evaluation and risk control
  • Environmental performance evaluation
  • Sustainability
  • Solid Waste management
  • Gaseous and particulate releases to air
  • Liquid waste and water resource management
  • Control of environmental noise
  • Hazardous substances
  • Energy use and efficiency


  • Environmental Regulation
  • Enforcement of Environmental Legislation
  • Civil Liability
  • Pollution prevention and control legislation

The NDEM2 is a formal assignment set by Nebosh where candidates have to demonstrate their knowledge and practical application of some of the important subjects from Units ED1 and NDEM2. The assignment requires the completion of a 10,000+ word vocational based report which must show that the candidate has both the knowledge and skills to apply the issues taught in a workplace of their choice.

This assignment is marked by Nebosh examiners with four submission dates a year in February, May, August and November for delegates to work towards.

Who is the course suitable for?

This is one of the few professional courses available in environmental management, it is aimed primarily at health safety practitioners, who either have responsibility for environmental management or those whose role interlinks with that of the environmental manager. However, it is open to all those who have responsibility for general or a specific aspect of the environment.

Many employers give responsibility for environmental management to the organisation’s safety advisor or manager. Holding the NEBSOH diploma will provide the holder with the confidence to undertake their role, as well as being an indicator of the competence inside and external to the organisation

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Want to visit our dedicated training facility? Or perhaps you’d feel more comfortable studying remotely? The choice is yours at Cambridge Safety, with different study options available to suit you.

Distance Learning

  • Start anytime
  • Study at your own pace with a set of hard copy study materials
  • 3 year tutor support via tutor marked assessments
  • Access to extensive video and podcasts
  • Full package £1148.00 inc vat & Nebosh Fees

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Related Courses

Want to explore more of the courses we offer? Why not take a look at these alternative NEBOSH Diplomas.

NEBOSH Health & Safety Management For Construction Certificate

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is focused solely on the health and safety issues within the construction industry, with the management of health and safety based around the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.

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NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate now only focuses on Fire Safety and the NGC1 common unit based on general Health and Safety Management issues has been removed – please see the General Certificate which covers this unit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can read all of our FAQs for this course and more on our dedicated FAQs page.

How soon after sitting the assessment will I get my results?

Typically, the waiting time for results is around 50 working days. If you pass, you will be sent a certificate in the post.

What happens if I don’t pass first time?

Don’t worry, you can still resit your assessment. Our team will be able to offer recommendations and help you build your knowledge where required, enabling you to pass next time around!

What study options are available for this course?

In addition to our classroom-based course, you can also study for your NEBOSH Environmental Diploma via our distance learning option. Please contact us to find out more and discuss your options.

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An informative and interesting course, I have learned a lot and enjoyed the classroom activities. All trainers were great, helpful, enthusiastic, informative and friendly.


Richard was very informative amazing tutor for us to learn from, he was very inspiring!


Good and relevant information, Gary is an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.


An excellent course as always, I’m going to do the Environmental Diploma next


A brilliant course, Jackie is a great tutor able to gain attention and share her knowledge


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