NEBOSH IDip – International Diploma in Environmental Management – UK (Level 6)

NEBOSH Environmental Diploma – Course Overview

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management is a useful qualification for those aiming to develop and implement effective environmental management systems within their organisations.

The qualification covers environmental management principles, multilateral treaties relating to environmental management and ways to prevent and control pollution.

The syllabus is designed to provide learners with the relevant expertise wherever in the world they may be working, and to empower them to positively influence environmental management standards and practice at every organisational level.

Those who hold the NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management are able to implement strategies and systems that help their employers demonstrate environmental excellence and social responsibility, as well as avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.

Holders have a set of high level skills that bring real value to the modern workplace.

Highlights

Designatory letters:  Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management may use the designatory letters ‘IEnvDipNEBOSH’ after their name

Professional membership: The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management meets the academic requirements for Practitioner Membership (PIEMA) of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). It is additionally accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM ) as meeting the academic requirements for Specialist membership (SIIRSM). In addition, diplomates will have the opportunity to attend the annual NEBOSH Diploma Graduation ceremony.

Who is it for?

Individuals

The International Diploma in Environmental Management is designed for aspiring environmental management professionals, building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management.

Health and Safety practitioners commonly have environmental managements as an additional responsibility. The International Diploma in Environmental Management can equip the Health and Safety Practitioner with the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil this part of their role.

Employers

Holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management help to ensure their employers not only avoid prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation, but demonstrate key social responsibility and ethics.

They can advise their employers of the environmental impacts of their activities, their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving environmental performance. They could also help the organisation to integrate environmental management with other key management systems.

The qualification also provides professional level environmental assurance which can help employers achieve certification against recognised management standards such as ISO 14001, which in turn could help to win new business.

Entry requirements

Minimum standard of English required for students. NEBOSH recommends that students undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System score of 7.0 or higher in order to be accepted onto an International Diploma programme.

What kind of people take the NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management?

  • Individuals with responsibilities for environmental management.
  • Aspiring environmental management professionals.
  • Health and Safety Practitioner.
  • Health and Safety Professionals.

Qualification Covers

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management covers environmental management principles, multilateral treaties relating to environmental management and ways to prevent and control pollution.

The syllabus is designed to provide learners with the relevant expertise wherever in the world they may be working, and to empower them to positively influence environmental management standards and practice at every organisational level. The International Diploma in Environmental Management is divided into two units.

Course Syllabus

Unit ED1: Controlling environmental aspects
  • Key environmental cycles and the effects of human activity on the environment.
  • Environmental leadership.
  • Environmental management systems and emergency planning.
  • Environmental risk evaluation and control.
  • Environmental performance evaluation.
  • Sustainability.
  • Waste management.
  • Managing emissions to the atmosphere.
  • Managing emissions to controlled waters.
  • Control of environmental noise.
  • Hazardous substances and contaminated land.
  • Energy use.
Unit IDEM2: Environmental regulation
  • Enforcement of environmental legislation.
  • Pollution prevention and control multilateral treaties.

Unit assessments

Unit ED1: Controlling environmental aspects
  • Unit ED1 is a taught unit which is assessed by a 3-hour written examination.
  • The written examination consists of eight ‘long-answer’ questions (20 marks each); candidates choose which five questions to answer out of the eight.
  • Pass Standard -45%.
Unit IDEM2: Environmental regulation
  • Unit IDEM2 consists of a written assignment set by NEBOSH.
  • The report should be approximately 8000 words in total, excluding the references, bibliography and appendices. No penalty will be applied to reports which exceed 8000 words but students should aim to keep their word count under 12000.
  • Pass Standard -50%.

Unit certificates

Students who are successful in an individual unit will be issued with a unit certificate, normally within 40 working-days of the issue of the unit result notification. Units are not graded and the unit certificates will show a ‘Pass’ only.

Course Duration

15days Classroom Training.

What other courses can be pursued after obtaining this Environmental Diploma?

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.
  • MSc in Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Management.
  • MSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management.
  • MSc in Environmental Management.

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