Syllabus summary NEBOSHNational Diploma in Environmental Management September 2010

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Syllabus summary . review and audit 5 5 5 Developments in environmental legislation 5 6 6 Environmental legislative framework and methods of enforcement 7 6 7 Public access to environmental information 5 7 © NEBOSH 2010 . risk Unit ED1: Management Element Number of environmental Recom- risk Element Title mended hours Page Principles of environmental management risk 9 4 2 Environmental risk evaluation 9 4 3 Control strategies for environmental risks 7 5 4 Monitoring.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Structure The qualification is divided into four units: Unit ED1: Management of environmental and Unit ED2: Application of environmental risk theory and practice.Syllabus summary .

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) 8 Civil liability in relation to environmental pollution 5 7 9 Solid and liquid wastes 13 8 10 Gaseous and particulate releases to atmosphere 13 8 11 Water resources management 10 9 12 Control of environmental nuisance 5 9 13 Hazardous substances 6 10 14 Environmental development implications of and land use 8 10 15 Energy use and efficiency 6 11 Minimum unit tuition time 113 Recommended private study time 47 © NEBOSH 2010 2 .Syllabus summary .

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Unit ED2: Management of environmental risk RecomElement Number Element Title mended hours Page Management of environmental risk 6 Minimum unit tuition time 6 Recommended private study time 24 Minimum total tuition time Recommended total private study time 160 30 © NEBOSH 2010 3 .Syllabus summary .

risk risk assessment. Recommended tuition time not less than 9 hours Element 2: Learning outcomes Environmental risk evaluation On completion of this element. are 1.2 Identify when an environmental assessment is required and understand the processes underlying preparation and submission of a formal Environmental Statement.1 Explain the earth's natural cycles and how the principles of sustainability being adopted Explain the reasons for managing environmental Explain the principles of environmental and risk control.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Unit ED1: Element 1: Management of environmental risk Principles of management environmental risk Learning outcomes On completion of this element. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.1 Evaluate risks to the environment arising substances released to the environment from workplace activities and 2. Recommended tuition time not less than 9 hours © NEBOSH 2010 4 . In particular they should be able to: 1. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.3 hazard identification.Syllabus summary . In particular they should be able to: 2.2 1.

review and audit Learning outcomes On completion of this element. In particular they should be able to: 4. environmental 4. In particular they should be able to: 3.3 Describe the requirements of emergency plans for their organisation.Syllabus summary . candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Element 3: Control strategies for environmental risk Learning outcomes On completion of this element. monitoring and maintenance. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.1 3. Recommended tuition time not less than 7 hours Element 4: Monitoring. their development.1 Describe appropriate indicators that may reflect an organisation's management performance Describe appropriate monitoring techniques and differentiate (pro-active) monitoring and reactive monitoring.2 Describe appropriate risk control measures Explain a systematic approach to environmental risk management including 3.2 between active Recommended tuition time not less then 5 hours © NEBOSH2010 5 .

1 6.2 5. types of enforcement action and Recommended tuition time not less than 7 hours © NEBOSH2010 6 .4 Identify foreseeable changes in UK environmental draft EC Directives. In particular they should be able to: 5. In particular they should be able to: 6. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.Syllabus summary .1 Describe the factors which have influenced the development of environmental law in the UK during the second half of the 20th century and the first part of the 21 st century Describe the status and procedures for the creation of UK Acts and Regulations Describe the arrangements for implementing EC Directives in UK law law arising from proposed and 5. Recommended tuition time not less than 5 hours Element 6: Environmental legislative framework and methods of enforcement Learning outcomes On completion of this element.2 Explain the statutory obligations imposed on the organisation by the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and its associated Regulations Describe the powers of inspectors. different their implications.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Element 5: Developments in environmental legislation Learning outcomes On completion of this element. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.3 5.

3 Review methods of presenting information performance in publicly available reports. 8.1 Identify the duties owed in common law by organisations and occupiers of land in respect of environmental pollution Explain the legal principles of decided cases and civil action. on environmental management Recommended tuition time not less than 5 hours Element 8: Civil liability in relation to environmental pollution Learning outcomes On completion of this element.2 Recommended tuition time not less than 5 hours © NEBOSH2010 7 . candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Element 7: Public accessto environmental information Learning outcomes On completion of this element. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to: 7.2 7. In particular they should be able to: 8.Syllabus summary .1 Explain the format and content of information that is available to the public that is relevant to an organisation's environmental performance Describe the activities of Non-governmental available to the public organisations in making information 7.

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Element 9: Solid and liquid wastes Learning outcomes On completion of this element.3 10. In particular they should be able to: 9.4 9.3 9.1 9. Recommended tuition time not less than 13 hours Element 10: Gaseous and particulate releases to atmosphere Learning outcomes On completion of this element.4 atmospheric emissions strategies and measures for releases to Recommended tuition time not less than 13 hours © NEBOSH 2010 8 .5 Describe strategies for monitoring waste and effluents Describe strategies for minimising waste and effluents Identify appropriate control strategies and measures for solid and liquid wastes.2 Describe wastes and effluents and determine their category Explain the relevant effluent legal requirements for the management of waste and 9. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to: 10.1 Describe the characteristics of emissions to the atmosphere and assess whether emissions are likely to be subject to specific legal requirements Explain the relevant legal requirements atmosphere Describe strategies for monitoring Describe appropriate atmosphere. control for the management of emissions to 10. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.Syllabus summary .2 10.

candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.3 11.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Element 11: Water resources management Learning outcomes On completion of this element.2 Describe the framework in which water is managed within the UK Describe the characteristics of polluting substances released to water and assess whether releases are subject to specific legal requirements Explain the relevant legal requirements for the discharges to.4 Identify appropriate controls for strategies and methods for prevention control of polluting matter to controlled water.2 Recommended tuition time not less than 5 hours © NEBOSH2010 9 . In particular they should be able to: 11.1 Describe the characteristics of noise and advise on measurement and assessment of environmental noise levels Describe control strategies and methods for the control nuisance with reference to relevant legal requirements. of environmental 12. In particular they should be able to: 12.1 11. controlled waters prevention or control of 11.Syllabus summary . and Recommended tuition time not less than 10 hours Element 12: Control of environmental nuisance Learning outcomes On completion of this element. or abstraction from.

candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Element 13: Hazardous substances Learning outcomes On completion of this element.1 Describe the environmental aspects of the legal requirements affecting storage. Recommended tuition time not less than 8 hours © NEBOSH 2010 10 .Syllabus summary .2 Explain the environmental aspects of developing and managing land Identify hazards and assess risks associated with contamination of soil and groundwater and advise management on the options for remedial treatment. In particular they should be able to: 13. In particular they should be able to: 14. use and transport of hazardous substances Identify the legislation affecting use of pesticides. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. supply. 13.1 14.2 Recommended tuition time not less than 5 hours Element 14: Environmental implications of development and land use Learning outcomes On completion of this element.

1 Explain the environmental energy aspects of and legal requirements for business use of 15.2 Describe strategies and actions to reduce overall energy use and manage carbon emissions. candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations.NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Element 15: Energy use and efficiency Learning outcomes On completion of this element.Syllabus summary . Recommended tuition time not less than 6 hours © NEBOSH 2010 11 . In particular they should be able to: 15.

Syllabus summary .NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Unit ED2: Application of environmental risk theory and practice Learning outcomes • • • • Demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and understanding study of elements of Unit ED1 in a practical environment Carry out a detailed organisation review of the environmental audit of gained from the a workplace or Critically analyse and evaluate information gathered during the review Produce a justified action plan to improve performance. completion of study for unit ED1 is recommended in order undertake the unit ED2 project. Further detailed information regarding Unit ED2 including forms and mark schemes can be found in a separate guidance document for candidates and accredited course providers available from the NEBOSH website (www. However.nebosh.uk). © NEBOSH 2010 12 . Content This unit contains no additional syllabus content.org.

Leicester LE19 1QW.org. Version: 1 Specification date: September 2010 Syllabus summary publication date: November 2010 The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).org. Meridian Business Park.org. Candidate scripts are Further details The full syllabus and further information regarding the project unit is available in the NEBOSH Guide to the qualification available for purchase via the NEBOSH website (www.Syllabus summary . Registered Charity Number: 1010444 Telephone: Fax: Email: Website: +44 (0) 116 263 4700 +44 (0) 116 282 4000 info@nebosh.uk).NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (September 2010 specification) Unit assessment summary Unit ED1 Elements 1-15 are assessed by one three-hour examination.000 words.uk www.nebosh.nebosh. Projects are internally assessed by the course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH. Unit ED2 The workplace-based project is assessed via a completion of an environmental audit proforma and a written report of around 4. Dominus Way.uk EDSS171110v1 © NEBOSH 2010 13 . marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

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