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.


Environmental Diploma
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What does the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma course involve?

One of the few professional courses available in environmental management, this NEBOSH diploma is aimed at safety practitioners who have responsibility for this topic at work.

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 the course covers include sustainability, hazardous waste, pollution control, and environmental legislation.

Those holding the NEBOSH National 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 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 only able to offer this qualification currently via distance learning. NEBOSH Open learning

To enrol with us simply fill out our application form.

NEBOSH Environmental Diploma Distance learning

We currently offer this course through a distance learning package. With each NEBOSH course we provide extensive course materials, self and tutor marked assessments, and a resource library available on a memory stick or online. You will need to be highly motivated and have the ability to plan your study time effectively.

Fancy studying with fellow delegates with engaging in-class sessions? You can study the NEBOSH environmental diploma course at our Peterborough-based study centre.

Course Details

The course consists of two units, ED1 which is the taught syllabus with a three hour written examination, and NDEM2 which is specific to UK legislation and is assessed via a 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

NDEM2 - 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 markers with four submission dates a year in February, May, August and November for delegates to work towards.

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.

Sorry but we are no longer permitted to accept external delegates. If you are studying the environmental diploma you have to take your exams via your approved Nebosh learning partner. The only exception is if your learning partner has ceased trading

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