NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management

Stand out and gain recognition for your environmental management know-how with the NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management.

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is themark of a health and safety professional and is recognised by employers across the globe. The the number of people choosing this qualification in Asia continues to grow.

Economic development and improving standards in health, safety and environmental management mean holders of the NEBOSH International Diploma will have better career prospects and more opportunities in organisations in Asia and further afield.

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

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management is designed for individuals with responsibilities for environmental management. It provides specialist knowledge on issues such as environmental management systems, sustainability and pollution prevention and control. It is invaluable for managers taking on environmental responsibilities and those aiming to develop and implement effective environmental management systems within their organisations.

Course Content

The NEBOSH International Diploma builds on the content covered in the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

  • The NEBOSH International Diploma is split into 4 units which are assessed individually
  • The classroom course is 6 weeks long – 3 units of 10 days each
  • There are 3 half day exams
  • You must complete an 8,000 word work-based project

Units:

  • Unit IA: Managing health and safety
  • Unit IB: Hazardous agents in the workplace
  • Unit IC: Workplace and work equipment safety
  • Unit DNI: Application of health and safety theory and practice

What does the course cover?

This qualification covers environmental management principles, multilateral treaties relating to environmental management and ways to prevent and control pollution. The syllabus is designed to provide students 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.

Key topics covered by this qualification include:

  • Earth’s key natural cycles and the general effects that human activity has on the environment
  • Benefits, limitations and structure of an environmental management system
  • Environmental aspect identification and control
  • The principles and drivers for environmental sustainability

Minimum standard of English required for candidates

The standard of English required by candidates studying NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

It is important to stress that the onus is on accredited course providers to determine their candidates’ standards of proficiency in English. NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto an International Diploma in Environmental Management programme. For further information please consult the IELTS website: http://www.ielts.org/

A chart mapping IELTS and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (IBT) scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council website here: http://www.britishcouncil-ieltsforusa.com/sg-en/compare_IELTS_and_TOEFL.html.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification covers environmental management principles, multilateral treaties relating to environmental management and ways to prevent and control pollution. The syllabus is designed to provide students 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.

Key topics covered by this qualification include:

  • Earth’s key natural cycles and the general effects that human activity has on the environment
  • Benefits, limitations and structure of an environmental management system
  • Environmental aspect identification and control
  • The principles and drivers for environmental sustainability
  • Pollution prevention and control measures for air, water and land

Assessment

The International Diploma in Environmental Management is assessed by a three-hour written examination and a workplace-based assignment. Examination scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

The approximately 8,000 words workplace-based assignment is marked and moderated by NEBOSH.

Students must successfully complete both parts of the assessment (assignment and examination) within five years of the result declaration for the first unit successfully completed, in order to achieve the qualification.

What will I gain from this qualification?

Expertise –

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management will help you develop and implement highly effective environmental risk management within your organisation.

Achievement –

A NEBOSH Diploma is a degree-level qualification that is seen throughout the world as a mark of professionalism. The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management is a qualification you can be proud of.

Recognition –

Achieving your NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management means that you have fulfilled the requirements for IEMA Practitioner level membership (PIEMA) and will have your application fast-tracked as long as you apply within three years of achieving your Diploma.

You will be able to use the designatory letters IEnvDipNEBOSH after your name.

Career development –

The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management will help you stand out and provide you with a platform for further career advancement. It also provides a sound basis for progression to further study at MSc level.

What will my employer gain from this qualification?

Return on investment –

A worker with a NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management has a high level of knowledge that brings real value to the modern workplace.

A more sustainable workplace –

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

Assurance –

An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to managing environmental risk. The NEBOSH International Diploma in Environmental Management provides professional-level environmental assurance, which can help employers achieve recognized management standards, such as ISO 14001, and help to win new business.


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