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.