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NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (235 hours online)


It's a Diploma equivalent to a bachelor's degree. Recommended for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities. It will be invaluable for managers taking on environmental responsibilities and those aiming to develop and implement effective environmental management systems within their organisations.

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management 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 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 NEB0SH 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 NDEM2: Environmental Regulation

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


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.

About Exams

Exams are held in person at the exam center in Jan or July each year.

Examination fee:You do not have to pay for NEBOSH exams initially. Exam fees are payable when booking your chosen exam date(s). £195 in total.

Awarding Body: National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).

The NEBOSH National Environmental Diploma is offered by Dirextra Business School in association with SHEilds Ltd, accredited NEBOSH Centre 548.

Course Level

Equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree, (NQF Level 6, SCQF Level 10).

What level is the NEBOSH National Environmental Diploma?

At Level 6 on the NQF, equivalent to a Bachelors Degree, this Diploma is an ideal qualification for those looking to enhance their career progression. To progress further, we suggest moving on to a Level 6 NVQ, NEBOSH National Diploma or International Diploma course.

    Level of English required

    An adequate understanding of the English language is required. Students can both understand and articulate the key concepts contained within the course syllabus.