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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Careers in Environmental Health

If you’re interested in a career in environmental health, get information on how to become an Environmental Health Officer or visit and discover what a career as an Environmental Health Officer is like, what type of people become EHOs and if its the career you’re looking for.

Further information on UK Universities and Colleges where courses of academic study leading to the qualification of Environmental Health Officer have been accredited

Becoming qualified as an environmental health practitioner involves both academic study and work-based experiential learning. Environmental health is a graduate profession and all would-be EHPs have to pass a CIEH accredited degree course at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level.

It is possible to become qualified by studying at university full or part-time or by a number of other flexible routes.

Your routes of entry can depend on your age and experience. If you are leaving school or college and want to start an undergraduate course in environmental health, our partner universities usually think in terms of 160 points with science, at AS and A2 level, or 200 points without it.

Part time routes for more mature students often have more flexible entry requirements. For example, a science access course may be an appropriate entry qualification. People already holding science degrees often go straight onto a postgraduate course and qualify that way.

The key thing to remember is that without ’accreditation’ by CIEH your course will not be recognised so make sure you make the right choice.