Preparing to manage your company environmental impact with a NEBOSH course.
The NEBOSH environmental course
s are not aimed at a specific sector or industry, but instead are designed to be applicable across all sectors, where environmental management is a concern. These courses are often of interest to those managing or supervising projects which have an environmental impact.
There are two levels of NEBOSH environmental course
available the certificate and diploma. The certificate course is offered at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3, which roughly equates to a full A- level or an NVQ level 3. The diploma level course is offered at level 6 of the NQF which is on the same level as a bachelors degree or graduate certificate. In most cases it is necessary to complete the certificate level course before progressing onto the diploma, if in doubt contact an online service provider who can approach their trainers and establish which course is suitable for you.
The certificate NEBOSH environmental course
usually runs over five or six full days. NEBOSH recommends that it covers at least 38 hours of taught study and 25 hours of home study. The certificate NEBOSH environmental course
covers two units of learning (NEC1 and NEC2) and is assessed via two exams. The NEC1 module is assessed by a written, two hour exam and covers the following modules: Foundations in environmental management, Environmental management systems, Environmental impact assessments, Control of emissions to air, Control of contamination of water resources, Control of waste and land use, Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency, Control of environmental noise, Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies.
The NEC2 unit asks delegates to apply their environmental knowledge and produce a review, with improvement recommendations.
The diploma level NEBOSH Environemental Course
often runs over three weeks, with additional private study time, being required. However, some providers offer the diploma level NEBOSH Environemental Course
in a single week. This is on the proviso that delegates have previously completed the two week IEMA Associate Certificate Course.
The diploma level course, again covers two modules one theory based (ED1) and one practical (ED2). ED1 or Management of Environmental risk covers 16 units of learning including: environmental management and control principles, risk evaluation, auditing, legislation, types of waste and how to dispose of them correctly and usage of energy.
An additional benefit of the diploma level course, is that successful candidates are eligible for associate membership of IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) and IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management). This means they receive all the benefits of belonging to a professional environmental body such as up to date training, advice and publications. In addition to the AIEMA and AIIRSM post nominals, diploma graduates can also use EnvDipNEBOSH after their names.
Some of the most recent additions to the NEBOSH family the environmental courses are currently only available as national, face to face courses. This means that there are no international courses available and that delegates need to complete the course in a classroom setting, rather than as a distance learning course.