By Gem Childe on 19th Jul 2017
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) developed the qualification after noticing that more than half of those taking its UK-centric diploma in environmental management were based outside the UK.
The international diploma will be offered this September and will equip students with practical skills which they can then adapt to real-life situations.
The syllabus includes the benefits, limitations and structure of an environmental management system, environmental aspect identification and control, plus the principles and drivers for environmental sustainability. Qualified staff will be able to help instil environmental ethics and best practice into the workplace.
Additionally, it can help them to achieve recognised management standards, such as ISO 14001.
Matthew Powell-Howard, qualification development manager at NEBOSH, said: “We recognise it’s important, in this increasingly globalised environment, to develop a qualification which supports international organisations, and equips their employees with the practical skills and best practice they need, to work anywhere in the world.”
Those who pass the international diploma in environmental management will achieve a degree-level qualification and graduates can use the letters IEnvDipNEBOSH after their name.
Successful students will also fulfil the requirements for Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Practitioner level membership (PIEMA). The IEMA membership will give practitioners access to the practical support they need to deliver on their sustainability goals.