A guide to choosing the correct NEBOSH environmental course for your business.
The NEBOSH environmental courses are not directed at any particular industry or commercial sector. Instead, they are designed for professionals in all sectors that are specifically concerned with managing environmental impact of their business. As both courses are national courses, candidates can expect to cover UK specific working practices and legislation relating to environmental management.
There are two levels of environmental course on offer: The diploma is the most advanced level of the NEBOSH environmental courses available. It is rated at level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework(NQF), which is withing the same level as a bachelors’ degree. The other of the NEBOSH environmental courses on offer is the NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management. This is offered at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level three, which is on the same level as an A-level course.
The NEBOSH environmental courses both cover two modules of learning and are assessed with an exam and practical assessment in line with the NEBOSH specification.
The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management consists of: ED1- The management of environmental risk and ED2 – Application of environmental risk theory and practice. ED1 covers 16 different units. Some of these modules are concerned with environmental legislation, responsibilities and processes such as risk assessment, auditing and control. While others are concerned with specific environmental hazards such as waste – solid, liquid, gas, water and how to deal with them correctly. Together these units produce a detailed review of the knowledge environmental management professionals will need. The Diploma is assessed via a written exam and the successful completion of a practical project. NEBOSH recommend that it consist of 119 hours of taught study and 71 hours of private study. On successful completion of the course, candidates gain associate membership of The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA) and associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (AIIRMS). Successful candidates can also use the post nominal: EnvDipNEBOSH after their name.
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management consists of modules: NCEM1 – Management and control of environmental hazards and NCEM2 Environmental management and practical application. NCEM1 covers topics such as coping with environmental emergencies, controlling noise, waste, air emissions and water contamination and using energy efficiently, as well as the basics in environmental managements and procedures to deal with this. NCEM2 is the practical assessment module. This provides candidates with the opportunity to put their learning from the previous module into practice in a real world situation. The NCEM1 module is assessed by written exam and the NCEM2 modules through a practical exam. NEBOSH recommend that the course take 38 hours of taught study and 25 of private study.
While most national and international NEBOSH courses are now available in distance learning format, the NEBOSH environmental courses, being fairly new additions to the NEBOSH family are rarely offered in this way. However, If you are looking to book a NEBOSH course, you can save time, money and effort by using an online service provider to search for the cheapest, closest or soonest course for you.