The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is an essential training course for those beginning their career in environmental management.  The course provides delegates with the skills to make more informed decisions on environmental and sustainability initiatives by offering practical guidance, tools and techniques that go beyond traditional environmental compliance concepts.

This five-day tutor-led training course represents the very latest approach for environmental management and is designed to:

  • provide delegates with the essential knowledge and skills relating to “bigger picture” environmental issues and how they link to challenges organisations face worldwide
  • cover a wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles
  • ensure compliance requirements are understood and to conduct the right diligence checks
  • focus on specific management tools and skills which delegates can utilise within the workplace

The course includes various workshops and case studies to allow delegates to practice ideas learnt such as identifying stakeholders, risks, opportunities and key legislative breaches.

All delegates will be provided with an IEMA learner pack including learner notes and a learner workbook.

Course assessment is through continuous assessment and a 1-hour open-book multiple-choice exam. Following the successful completion of this course, delegates will receive an IEMA certificate and become an IEMA Associate Membership, securing access to an extensive library of practical tools, guidance notes and updates to allow continuous progression.

  • Why do we need to become more sustainable?
  • Fundamentals of sustainability
  • Principles of sustainable business and corporate governance
  • Effective communication and collaboration
  • Environmental principles
  • Pollution and pollution control
  • Introduction to policy, regulation and legislation
  • Key environmental legislation
  • Environmental tools and assessment
  • Environmental management systems (including ISO 14001)
  • Environmental auditing
  • Impact assessment and other tools (EIA, SEA, life cycle assessment & foot printing)
  • Data and reporting (carbon accounting, sustainability reporting and measuring environmental performance)
  • PESTLE framework
  • Improving sustainability performance
  • IEMA Codes of practice

This IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course is designed for anyone who holds responsibilities for environmental improvements within the workplace. You may be wanting to start a career in environmental management, be part of an environmental scheme within your business already or be new to an environmental role and wanting to gain environmental and sustainability expertise. This course is also recommended for those seeking to become an Associate Member of IEMA (AIEMA).

By the end of this IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course delegates will be able to:

  • support change and deliver direct improvements that contribute to your organisation’s environmental goals in turn saving money and building a strong reputation for your business
  • understand sustainable business and governance principles
  • collect, analyse and evaluate data
  • research and plan to provide sustainable solutions
  • engage with stakeholders
  • support change and transformation to enhance sustainability
  • utilise tools and techniques that identify opportunities and risks

Upon successful completion, delegates will become an Associate Member of IEMA (AIEMA). This membership provides access to a huge library of practical tools, guidance notes and updates to allow continuous progression.

Bywater’s IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is available on a dedicated basis at your offices, a venue of your choice or online within our Virtual Classroom. The course includes interactive activities and workshops which encourage team discussions and act as a platform for later discussions on managing environmental sustainability risks and opportunities within your organisation.

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