The NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management is designed for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities. It provides specialist knowledge on issues such as environmental leadership, sustainability, and pollution prevention and control. It is invaluable for managers taking on environmental responsibilities and those aiming to develop and implement effective environmental management systems within their organisation.


The syllabus is designed to provide students with relevant expertise and to empower them to positively influence environmental management standards and practice at every organizational level. The qualification covers the control measures of major types of environmental risks, including:


  • Benefits, limitations and structure of an environmental management system.
  • Effects of hazardous substances.
  • The principles and drivers for environmental sustainability.
  • Principles of pollution prevention and control.

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management is assessed by a three- hour written examination and a workplace-based project. Students must successfully complete both parts of the assessment within two years of the result declaration for the first unit successfully completed, in order to achieve the qualification.


Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, candidates should keep in mind that this is a professional level qualification – the equivalent to a degree-level qualification. Thus foundation knowledge of health and safety is advantageous but not essential.


The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management will help the candidate to develop and implement highly effective environmental risk management within the organisation. A NEBOSH Diploma is a degree-level qualification that is seen throughout the world as a mark of professionalism and achieving a NEBOSH Diploma means that the candidate has fulfilled the requirements for IEMA Practitioner Membership (PIEMA). After completion of the qualification, successful candidates will be able to use the letters EnvDipNEBOSH after their names.


The NEBOSH Diploma will help learners stand out and provide them with a platform for further career advancement. It could take candidates to the next level and provide a sound basis for progression to further study at a Masters level. The achievement of a NEBOSH Diploma provides professional-level environmental assurance and Diplomates not only help their employers to avoid prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation, but they demonstrate key social responsibility and prevent environmental pollution. An employee with a NEBOSH Diploma has a set of high level skills that brings real value to the modern workplace.


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