NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma online course is designed for those responsible for the management of environmental risk, essential for managers taking on environmental responsibilities or looking to expand their competence.

£940.00 + VAT

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Online Course [e-learning]
Qualification Type
Professional Certificate
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The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma Online Course

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma course is respected by employers and is ideal for those wanting a high level career in Environmental Management, and for safety professionals looking to expand their knowledge and competence.

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma online course teaches how to develop and implement effective environmental management systems. It focuses on the main elements of UK and EC legislation for environmental protection and general principles of the management of environmental and pollution control.

Benefits of the Diploma in Environmental Management

  • Use the letters ‘EnvDipNEBOSH‘ after your name
  • Entitled to Specialist membership of the IIRSM (SIIRSM)
  • Meets the academic requirements for non-chartered membership of the CIWEM (MCIWEM)

RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH provider:

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner – Guaranteeing you the best NEBOSH learning experience
  • Pass rates consistently higher than the NEBOSH average
  • 90+ years experience in training & education
  • 45 years experience in delivering NEBOSH courses
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Teaching and support from a team of 50 expert tutors

Course Content

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management is based on UK legislation and is made up of two units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the 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 NDEM2: Environmental Regulation

  • Enforcement of environmental legislation
  • Civil liability
  • Pollution prevention and control legislation

AssessmentUnit 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 NDEM2 is assessed by a work-based project and can be submitted in February, May, August or November each year.

Key Facts

  • Available 24/7 worldwide
  • Around 235 hours of study + exams (can be completed in 6-12 Months)
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method


  • Flexible, self paced study
  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online study including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • Unlimited tutor support by a team of expert tutors
  • Full PDF copy of the RRC study text to download for offline study
  • Over 190 exam centres available throughout the world
  • RRC Guaranteed Support


Where can I sit my exam?
Exams can be sat at one of RRC’s UK exam centres or in one of our network of 190+ exam centres throughout the world.

UK Exam Centres – London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle
RRC International Centres – Dubai, Georgia, Tunisia
RRC International Exam Centre Network
How long does the Environmental Diploma take to complete?
The online course takes around 190 hours of study time (on average 6-12 months).
What are the entry requirements for the NEBOSH Diploma?
There are no specific barriers, in terms of academic qualifications, skills or experience for entry to the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management programme. Both parts of the assessments must be answered in English. The assignment part of the assessment requires research into environmental issues in the candidate’s workplace and the completion of a report to top management. Feel free to call Envico on 0808 1966830 for details on the knowledge required prior to starting the Environmental Diploma.
What does Gold Learning Partner mean?
RRC have been evaluated as a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner, the highest level in the NEBOSH Learning Partner programme.

NEBOSH introduced a Learning Partner Programme in September 2019 which recognises those Learning Partners that provide learners with the best possible learning experience.

All NEBOSH Learning Partners have been classified based on their performance against the programme’s principles which represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. The key principles are:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support
    Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary

Learner Partner Status

Learning Partners can be identified as follows:

  • Gold – greatly exceeds the principles
  • Silver – exceeds the principles
  • Bronze – meets the principles
  • How long are the exams?
  • There is one three-hour exam to complete and a work-based assignment.

What is the difference between live online, online, e-learning and distance learning?
Live Online is delivered in real time through zoom and is very similar to a classroom course. The tutor will deliver the course with breaks to allow time for group work, exercises and private study. Online and e-learning are just different words for the same thing and mean a flexible self study course delivery with tutor support you can access via email. Distance Learning, means learning at a distance but is commonly used to describe the more traditional paper based study.
What is the difference between the National and International Environmental Diploma?
The National Diploma is based on UK legislation and is recognised worldwide. The International Diploma is based on International Standards and Best Practice and is recognised by employers outside of the UK.
Will the Certificate I receive be different if I study online?
No. All Certificates are the same irrespective of the study method.
What educational level is the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma?
It is the equivalent of a level 6 qualifications (EQF), which is equivalent to a University honours degree.
What happens if I fail?
If you do not pass your exams on your first attempt, you are able to book a re-sit with our exams team.
Do we have a graduation ceremony?
Yes, all candidates who successfully complete the NEBOSH National Diploma are invited to attend a Graduation Ceremony.
Can I do the exams online?
All exams must be completed at an approved centre, arranged with our exams team before the exam date.
Is the exam open book?
No. You cannot take any learning materials into the exam with you.
Do I have to pay VAT if I am based outside the UK?
Only companies outside of the UK who can provide a valid VAT number will be exempt from VAT. All individuals irrespective of their location will have to pay VAT.
Would I be able to get past exam papers?
You are able to access a past paper and examiners feedback on expected answers from the NEBOSH website. Course providers are not allowed to sell/give past papers to students.



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