Faculty of Science and Engineering

NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate

Continuing Professional Development

Start in September

Qualification Part time
8 weeks

About the course 

The Environmental Management Certificate is suitable for managers, supervisors and employees who have responsibility for managing environment issues as part of their day-to-day duties in any work environment.

The qualification focuses on the scope and nature of environmental management and the use of environmental management systems. It has been designed to allow candidates to gain a level of underpinning knowledge necessary to help ensure their organisation is able to meet its responsibilities under environmental legislation. Candidates will learn how to carry out environmental impact assessments of their organisation’s activities and be able to identify the range of environmental protective and preventative measures required.

The qualification also provides a sound basis for progression to the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management. This in turn allows entry to the University’s successful part-time BSc in Safety and Environmental Management.

The Environmental Management Certificate will benefit companies who are seeking to implement effective environmental management systems, ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of managing environmental risk. It is relevant to all industrial, commercial and public sector activities.

Assessment information

Assessment is by means of an online open book exam at the end of the course and a practical environmental review of the student’s own workplace.

Attendance requirements

Attendance is one day each week for 8 consecutive weeks. As well as sessions covering the syllabus below, sessions covering exam technique and revision are included.


What you'll study 

The National Certificate covers 9 subject elements:

Foundations in environmental management

The scope and nature of environmental management Ethical, legal and financial reasons for maintaining and promoting environmental management.

Environmental management systems

Reasons for implementing an environmental management system, key features and content of an effective EMS (e.g. ISO14001).

Assessing environmental aspects and impacts

The key sources of environmental information used during environmental impact assessments, the principles and practice of environmental impact assessments.

Control of emissions to air

The principles of air quality standards, the main types of air emissions and control measures available to reduce them.

Control of contamination of water sources

The importance of water quality for life, the main sources of water pollution and control measures available to reduce contamination.

Control of waste and land use

The importance of minimising waste and the principles of waste management, the risks associated with contaminated land.

Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency

Benefits and limitations of alternative sources of energy, the importance of energy efficiency and controls measures available.

Control of environmental noise

The potential sources of environmental noise and methods available to control them.

Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies

Measures that need to be in place to ensure the emergency preparedness of an organisation.


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Benefit from access to the University’s library including online search facilities and online access to texts and research articles.

You'll have full and free access to the IHS Technical Indexes online health & safety and environment information services throughout your studies.

Fees and funding

Home: £800 (including the NEBOSH registration fee of £75 for the examination and £75 for the practical assessment).

NEBOSH fees may be subject to change.

Entry requirements 

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

How to apply

To apply, contact us by calling 01482 462096 or email neboshenquiries@hull.ac.uk.