1. NEBOSH International Environmental Diploma
  2. NEBOSH Environmental Certificate
  3. IEMA Foundation Certificate Content
  4. IEMA Certificate Course Content
  5. IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Content
  6. IEMA Certified Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers
  7. IEMA Certified Leading With Environmental Sustainability

 

1- NEBOSH International Environmental Diploma Content

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management is based on international standards and is made up of two units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH International Environmental Diploma qualification:

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 the water environment
  • 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

Assessment

Unit ED1 of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma is assessed by a three hour written exam. Unit ED1 Exams are held in January and July each year.

Unit IDEM2 is assessed by a work-based project and can be submitted in February, May, August or November each year.

 

 2- NEBOSH Environmental Certificate

 

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is based on UK, EU and International Standards. It consists of two Units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification:

Unit EC1: Management and Control of Environmental Hazards

  • Foundations in Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Control of Emissions to Air
  • Control of Contamination of Water Sources
  • Control of Waste and Land Use
  • Sources and Use of Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Control of Environmental Noise
  • Planning for and Dealing with Environmental Emergencies

Unit EC2: Environmental Practical Application

Assessment:

Unit EC1 NEBOSH Environmental Certificate is assessed by a two-hour written examination. Unit EC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams are arranged by RRC in March, June, September and December each year.

 

 3- IEMA Foundation Certificate Content

The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course covers:

  • Implications of global trends for the environment, society, the economy and for organisations
  • Sustainable business/governance principles
  • Environmental Principles
  • Major policy and legislation
  • Major tools, techniques, systems and practices to improve sustainability performance
  • The role of innovation in developing sustainable products, services and solutions
  • Data collection, analysis and evaluation
  • Research and planning for sustainable solutions
  • Effective communications and feedback
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Tools and techniques to identify opportunities and risks
  • Environmental and sustainability performance improvement

Assessment

The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is assessed by a 1-hour multiple choice exam, which is completed online.

 

4- IEMA Certificate Course Content

The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management is made up of three Modules:

Module 1: Fundamentals of sustainability, business and governance

  • Implications of global trends for the environment, society, the economy and for organisations and the role of an environment/sustainability professional in overcoming these challenges
  • Sustainable business/governance models and principles

Module 2: Environmental principles, policy and legislation

  • Environmental principles
  • Major policy and legislation

Module 3: Environmental management/assessment tools and skills

  • Major tools, techniques, systems and practices to develop sustainable products and services and improve sustainability performance
  • The role of innovation in developing sustainable products, services and solutions
  • Data collection, critical analysis and information reporting to inform decision making
  • Problem identification and opportunity assessment for delivery of innovative and sustainable products and services
  • Effective communications
  • Stakeholder identification and engagement
  • Tools, techniques, systems and practices to identify opportunities and risks
  • Project and programme delivery to achieve performance improvements
  • Implementing change and transformation

Assessment

The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management is assessed by:

  • Assignments for each module – these are set by IEMA but marked by RRC

An assessment of competence – this is a practical application (this forms Module 4 of the programme) and is submitted to IEMA for marking. It can only be submitted after all the other modules have been successfully completed.

 

5- IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Content

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course covers:

  • Main environmental and economic risks and opportunities
  • Compliance obligations and business drivers for change
  • Main potential impacts on environment and sustainability
  • How to improve environmental performance

Assessment

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is assessed by a multiple-choice exam

 

6- IEMA Certified Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers course covers:

  • Main environmental and economic risks and opportunities
  • Compliance obligations and business drivers for change
  • Main potential impacts on environment and sustainability
  • How to improve environmental performance
  • Evaluation drivers for change and barriers
  • How to apply knowledge and understanding to baselines data to monitor and improve performance
  • How to apply knowledge of environmental sustainability across the value chain
  • How to demonstrate the importance of implementing resource efficiency
  • How to demonstrate how employees can improve environmental performance

Assessment

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers course is assessed by an online 20 question multiple choice test.

 

 

7- IEMA Certified Leading With Environmental Sustainability

The IEMA Leading with Environmental Sustainability course covers:

  • What environmental sustainability means for the organisation
  • Is the organisation's strategy fit for purpose?
  • Which organisations are leading with environmental sustainability and why?
  • The implications of complying with environmental law
  • What would a new strategy look like?

Assessment

The IEMA Leading with Environmental Sustainability course is not assessed.

 

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