NEBOSH Environmental Diploma Open Learning

We appreciate that work and personal circumstances do not always allow those wishing to develop new skills to attend a fully tutored course.

We are able to offer our Nebosh Environmental Diploma as an Open Learning programme, with Distance Learning and Blended Learning options, however remember this is a Diploma level qualification which requires in depth analysis of the topics studied along with extensive research of the course materials provided and external information sources. Our course is supported by extensive course materials, self marked assessments, tutor marked assessments and a resource library on memory stick along with access to our online resource library. You will need to be highly motivated and have the ability to plan your study route.

Distance Learning study can be started at any time, please see below for the Blended Learning tutorial dates.  The ED1 exam is held every January and July at our centre in Peterborough and the NDEM2 submissions are every February, May, August and November. Alternatively exams can be taken at other Nebosh centres that have arrangements to accept external candidates.

Blended Learning

This option combines the flexibility of distance learning with the additional enhancement of four intensive revision and review tutorials covering the main elements and the completion of the NDEM2 the practical assessment.

Distance Learning

Where students are able to study on their own but feel they may benefit from some direct tutor led support the distance learning provides this option.  It is supplemented by the provision of tutor marked assessments per course unit, plus tutor support by telephone and email.

These packages include:

  • Comprehensive handouts based on each Nebosh syllabus unit and element
  • Key points summary - This gives an overview of the essential learning for each element in an overview format
  • Important definitions and abbreviations
  • Example useful forms
  • Example examination questions, tutor marked and self marked assessments
  • Guidance on examination techniques
  • Guidance on the work based assessment of the qualification
  • Provision and marking of sample exam questions
  • Online resources including downloadable podcasts on all key topics within the syllabus
  • Provision of a comprehensive private study guide. Once completed this can be submitted for marking to provide details on any areas where additional study or clarification is required
  • Support by email and telephone for a period of 3 years from booking

The following learning hours are only an approximate guide, some delegates will take a shorter/longer amount of time and additional revision time prior to the exams should be allocated.

ED1 – Controlling Environmental Aspects – 130 hours
NDEM2 – Environmental Legislation – 105 hours

Blended Learning Distance Learning Nebosh Fees Optional Revision Session
Full course
(ED1 and NDEM2)
£1400 + vat (£1680.00) £775.00 + vat
£184.00* (enrolment, ED1 & NDEM2) 1 day £100.00 + vat

*no vat

Optional Tutorials, Revision and Exam Preparation Sessions

Additional tutorial days on certain specific topics, for a maximum of 4 days, may be available, places permitting. Please ask for our current course agenda for dates and topics.

Revision tutorials are run prior to the examinations, these aim to cover a range of issues from the relevant syllabus, focus on examination techniques and give candidates an opportunity to do a variety of practice examination type questions. It also enables delegates to clarify any points from the syllabus which they are unsure about. Time permitting a mock assessment or examination is also used to prepare candidates for their formal examinations.

Sitting the Examinations

Study may commence at any time and you have the flexibility of choosing when to sit your examinations. However please note that to enter for any Nebosh exam or assessment, exam registration must be made approximately 10 weeks before the examination date, for example if the exam date is the 10th of July, candidates must register with their examination centre by the 15th of May. Details of the exam dates and registration dates are provided once you have booked on, or if you have a specific exam date in mind please contact us to confirm when you will need to be registered. Exams for diploma level qualifications are available twice a year, every January and July. We shall contact you if you have not made contact with us regarding your study for a period of 6 months.

Unit NDEM2- Four submission dates are held every year in February, May, August and November and you need to be registered for the submission. We shall email you with the registration forms for one year after you have sat Unit ED1, if you have not submitted by then you will need to contact us when you are ready to submit and we can advise you of the next registration date.

If you wish to sit your exams with Cambridge Safety, email with the exam date you wish to sit, and we will confirm availability and send you an exam registration form.

If you are unable to sit your exams at Cambridge Safety, some other centres may accept external delegates. You will need to contact the centre for their approval and ourselves to make the necessary arrangements.


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