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NEBOSH Environmental Certificate

Environmental management qualification, aimed at managers, supervisors, and employees, responsible for managing environmental hazards. 

Prices starting from £395 +vat

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Course overview

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate's new syllabus (launched 2021) is a highly-valued, globally-recognised qualification in environmental management. It is aimed at managers, supervisors, and employees.

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is a UK-based independent examination board. It delivers vocational qualifications in health, safety, environmental practices and management.

In its 40 plus years of operation, more than 400,000 people have gained a NEBOSH qualification. It currently provides health and safety qualifications for around 30,000 candidates per year, with courses available in 80 countries.

Environmental excellence and social responsibility

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate equips candidates with the knowledge and understanding to demonstrate environmental excellence and social responsibility.

This is essential for organisations who wish to avoid prosecution, litigation, and loss of reputation.

Organisations with employees who have passed the NEBOSH environmental certificate are well-placed to introduce and maintain the environmental management standard of ISO 14001.

A course designed by professionals

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is the culmination of extensive research with environmental professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators. This ensures the course is both rigorous and relevant, but also achievable and practical.

According to NEBOSH, around two-thirds of health and safety practitioners now deal with environmental management as part of their overall day-to-day responsibilities at work. As such, the knowledge gained from the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is vital for many health and safety professionals.

You can study Phoenix’s NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate course via classroom or distance learning.

Classroom Courses & Covid
We continue to operate classroom courses safely throughout the UK, working with our venues to ensure they adhere to strict Covid-secure measures. We use larger training rooms to enable social distancing, follow government guidelines on hand sanitising, facemask wearing and no longer allow a buffet style food service. A copy of our Covid Classroom Risk Assessment is available on request.

Who is this course suitable for?

Typically, candidates who undertake NEBOSH environmental training have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work. However, it is also suitable for anyone who wishes to start a career in environmental management.

This NEBOSH course is open to anyone who needs to gain a sound understanding of the principles of environmental management, including those who wish to advance their career.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is for all companies and organisations who understand the importance of implementing effective environmental management systems.

There is no better training for equipping employees and managers with the principles of managing environmental risks.

Course programme

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate covers two units: EMC1 and EMC2.

Unit EMC1 - Environmental management

  • Examination (to be downloaded, completed, and submitted in 24 hours) Learners will be required to review a real-life scenario and answer theoretical and practical questions on environmental management.

Unit EMC2 - Assessing environmental aspects and associated impacts

  • Practical Assessment Learners will be required to assess environmental aspects and impacts in their chosen workplace.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management: 

  • understand a range of environmental issues so that you can improve environmental performance and reduce harm
  • work within an environmental management system and contribute to continual improvement
  • recognise environmental aspects and associated impacts, and evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls
  • support decision-making with ethical, legal and financial arguments
  • understand the links between your organisation’s activities and wider environmental issues


How long does the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate take?

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate will involve a total of 34 taught hours, 25 hours private study and 8 hours on assessments.

The duration depends on the study method:

Next steps

Many candidates use the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate as a stepping-stone towards the NEBOSH Diploma.


The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is assessed in two parts

Unit EMC1, candidates are assessed by a written examination (to be downloaded, completed, and submitted in 24 hours), in which they must demonstrate their knowledge gained through the course.

Unit EMC2 is a practical assessment, which is carried out at the candidate’s workplace. The practical assessment must be submitted within 14 days of the exam date booked.

A unit certificate is issued denoting achievement of each unit. 

After that, a certificate award parchment is issued upon completion of both units.

If you are booking the classroom course, your exam cost will be included within the price. If you are booking on to the e-learning course your exams will be an extra fee and will need to be booked separately. Dates for E-learning will be released on the 1st December 2021.

Exam dates are set by NEBOSH and can be found on our 'book a NEBOSH exam' page.

Payment plans

Payment Plans are offered to self-funding UK students only. We require 30% of the total course fee upfront. Payments will be made monthly from the day your deposit was made and must be received within 7 days of this date. The balance of your account must be cleared in full, prior to you registering for examinations. Payment plans can be paid by: Credit/debit card or bank transfer. If you would like to organise a payment plan please get in touch.


View all FAQs
  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

    Results are notified by NEBOSH after completing the course. NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive after the results have been announced.

  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH certificate/diploma?

    Your certificate or diploma is sent to you by Phoenix after the results have been announced. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks after the results have been announced.

  • What happens if I fail the NEBOSH assessment?

    The Phoenix Pass Pledge will cover your additional studies, but you retake the exams at your own cost. 
  • Are there any entry requirements for NEBOSH Environmental Certificate?

    There are no entry requirements; however, this course is best suited to managers, supervisors and staff who have responsibility in managing environmental issues.

Why choose a NEBOSH course with Phoenix?

  • Accredited Partner

    Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence.

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through study guides and student groups.

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group particularly helpful while they are studying, as it enables them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions.

  • The Phoenix Pass Pledge

    Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH General Certificate training courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions.