Date released for next NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

Article summary: The date has been set for the delivery of PETA’s next NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management, which will kick off on 22 March 2023.

Environmental management has become increasingly important in business in recent years as the fight against climate change escalates and organisations strive to reduce their carbon footprint. Many companies are signing up to carbon offset schemes, with some even aiming to achieve a net zero output.

The Environment Agency has committed to reaching net zero by 2030. In their report, they call the climate crisis “nature’s and humanity’s

biggest single challenge” and have adopted a tough, internationally-recognised definition of net zero, which encompasses both their direct emissions and those of their suppliers.

COP27 - Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC - took place in Egypt last month and saw country leaders from across the globe come together to continue working to achieve the world’s collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement, which was adopted at COP21 in Paris in 2015.

Comprehensive environmental management training is one of the ways that your business could take a positive step towards reducing your carbon output. Having a person - or people - within your organisation trained in the key areas will enable your business to implement a carbon reduction strategy and roll out a policy to get employees and partners involved.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is the qualification of choice for those looking to upskill to competent person status. It is ideal for those in a managerial or specialist environmental role with advisory and management responsibilities, but also relevant to those new to environmental management as no previous knowledge is necessary to join this course.

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

Duration: 6.5 days, 1 day a week

Aimed at those responsible for managing environmental issues, this course focuses on environmental law and environmental management systems, in a manner that enables the policy and practical implications to be considered and applied.

EMC1: Environmental Management

  • Foundations in environmental management

  • Environmental management systems

  • Assessing environmental aspects and impacts

  • Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies

  • Control of emissions to air

  • Control of environmental noise

  • Control of contaminants to water sources

  • Control of waste and land use

  • Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency

EMC2: Assessing Environmental Aspects and associated Impacts

  • Practical assessment

The course is delivered over 6.5 days and NEBOSH suggests that a minimum of 25 hours of private study will be required in addition to the taught element.

Unit EMC1 is a taught unit, assessed by an Open Book Examination (OBE) whereby learners will be required to review a real-life scenario and answer theoretical and practical questions on environmental management. 

Unit EMC2 is assessed by completion of a practical examination involving an environmental review and report carried out in the candidate's own workplace. Delegates are also required to attend a short closing interview a week after the OBE.

Benefits of NEBOSH

  • The syllabus is designed to meet employer needs so the skills learnt will be extremely relevant and applicable to all industries.

  • The course content is created and reviewed by leading health and safety experts.

  • The course will give you broad theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on skills that you can utilise in your workplace.

  • You’ll be adding value to your organisation and contributing to a higher level of health and safety at work.

  • Having a NEBOSH qualification will enhance your CV and make you more employable as a result of the knowledge you’ll gain.

  • NEBOSH won the Awarding Organisation of the Year at the 2021 Federation of Awarding Bodies Awards demonstrating how highly respected they are as an awarding body.


  • PETA is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner with pass rates consistently above the national average.  

  • We underwent our three-yearly NEBOSH audit in July and passed with flying colours, maintaining our Gold Learning Partner status for NEBOSH delivery.

  • The Learning Partner Programme is a quality assurance programme that aims to recognise those partners who can prove that they meet the principles that represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support, which PETA does.

  • Our weekly homework and mid-course mock exams give our delegates the best possible chance of a successful outcome and all exam registrations and course materials are included in our costs.

  • Our lecturers and tutors are the best of the best; experts in the field, experienced and knowledgeable, and readily available to provide delegates with any support needed throughout the course.

  • Our facilities are second-to-none, offering learners the ideal learning environment, access to state-of-the-art equipment and a delicious two-course lunch.

What makes this course a great experience? 

“The whole in-classroom experience and the facilities that PETA offers are excellent. I thought the delivery and content were just right.”

“It really opened my eyes to environmental impact.”

“The resources provided were excellent!”

Book your place(s) online today, explore our suite of NEBOSH courses or get in touch with any queries.


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