NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

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The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is designed for managers, supervisors and employees who have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work, focussing on assessing environmental management systems. The quali... Read More

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is designed for managers, supervisors and employees who have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work, focussing on assessing environmental management systems. The qualification is designed to benefit companies in all industry sectors who are seeking to implement effective environmental management systems and to provide managers with a sound understanding of the principles of managing environmental risk.

The course consists of 2 units:

  • Unit EC1 Management and control of environmental hazards
  • Unit EC2 Environmental practical application

The course consists of 5 days intensive training to give candidates a good grounding in environmental management and prepare candidates for the NEBOSH examinations. Extensive training materials are provided for the course.  The taught element of the course is 37 hours but candidates need to further undertake a minimum of 33 hours private study.  Assessment of this course consist of one written papers (EC1) and a practical assessment (EC2).  The course covers international conventions, standards and legislation.  More information on NEBOSH is available at www.nebosh.org.uk.

 

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What's covered?

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The course consists of 2 units:

  • Unit EC1 Management and control of environmental hazards
  • Unit EC2 Environmental practical application

The following gives a breakdown of each unit:

Unit EC1 Management and control of environmental hazards

  1. Foundation in environmental management
  2. Environmental management systems
  3. Environmental impact assessments
  4. Control of emissions to air
  5. Control of contamination of water resources
  6. Control of waste and land use
  7. Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
  8. Control of environmental noise
  9. Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies

Unit EC2 Environmental practical application

This unit requires the Learner to carry out an environmental review of a workplace or organisation and produce a justified action plan to improve performance. Further information including the detailed course syllabus is available on the NEBOSH website.

Who should attend?

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  • Those seeking a formal qualification in the field of Environmental Management
  • Environmental Engineers/Technicians
  • Middle to Senior Management with environmental responsibilities

There are no barriers to entry to the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Certificate programme but it should be noted that for applicants whose first language is not English, NEBOSH recommends a minimum English language competency of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). It is important to note that learners are not expected to have an IELTS or equivalent examination complete. Potential delegates are expected to self-assess their English language competency against the IELTS Band scores which can be found in this document.

 

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Understand the principles and methodologies of environmental management systems (EMS)
  • Apply the concepts of environmental aspects and associated impacts to practical situations
  • Plan for environmental emergencies

Detailed learning outcomes for the programme are included here.

Who are the tutors?

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How will I be assessed?

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Certificate students need to register with a NEBOSH approved centre to sit their exam. (SQT is a NEBOSH Approved Centre 551).

The assessment process for delegates consists of an examination (1 papers; EC1) 2 hours. In addition there is the practical assessment of a workplace (EC2). Delegates must achieve the pass standard in both the examination paper and in the practical assessment to be awarded the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management.
Please note that NEBOSH have a Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration Policy.

NEBOSH schedule examinations dates four times per year: March, June, September and December. Candidates are prepared for the next available examination date.

Unit EC2 is carried out in the delegate’s own workplace. The aim of the practical assessment is to test your ability to apply the knowledge and understanding gained from the study of elements of Unit EC1 in a practical environment. You must carry out an environmental review of a workplace and complete a report to management regarding the review with recommendations. This practical application must be completed and returned to the SQT course tutor by a date determined (normally within 10 working days of the written examination). The practical application is internally assessed by the SQT Tutor and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is rated at level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The Irish awarding bodies and qualifications authorities and the UK awarding and qualifications regulatory bodies undertook an exercise to facilitate the comparison of qualifications in the qualifications framework in the UK and Ireland. The document, Qualifications can cross boundaries - a rough guide to comparing qualifications in the UK and Ireland was published, and compares SCQF Level 6 to Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. In addition there is a recently launched European-wide website: http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/compare/uk-s/ie_en.htm#comparison, which supports this comparison of different national education systems.

Professional body membership

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The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is accepted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) as meeting the requirements for Technician Membership (TechCIWEM) of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

 

NEBOSH and IEMA have announced a new partnership, which means that the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management will now be accepted by IEMA to gain professional membership grades.   The NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management meets the criteria to gain the globally recognised IEMA Associate (AIEMA) membership, provided that holders apply within three years of achieving their Certificate.

To join or to upgrade your IEMA membership, the online associate membership application form must be completed and submitted. This is available on the IEMA website:
http://www.iema.net/app-forms/associate-membership-application-form.html

When completing the application form, you will need to confirm that you are exempt from the requirement to sit an exam due to completion of the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management and attach a copy of your certificate to confirm achievement of your qualification.

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Accreditation

 

Equivalent to NFQ Level 5

Level

5

Duration
5 training days
Course Times
9.00am - 5.00pm
Price
€1395

+ €95 NEBOSH Fees

(includes refreshments, lunch, all training materials).

 

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House and on certain Public dates

What They SayWhat They Say

Tutor had a good knowledge of topics covered. A lot of information was given out over the week. Good resources to study for exam. Learned from discussions with others in the class

– Elaine Curley, Environmental Compliance Specialists, Symantec

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

Duration: 5 daysPublic Price: €1,395 + €95
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  • 13 - 17 Nov 2017 - Exam 06 Dec 2017
    Location: Dublin Book Date