Gain the vital skills and knowledge needed to make more informed decisions about environmental and sustainability initiatives by attending this IMEA Foundation Certificate course in environmental management.

This highly interactive, 5 day course goes beyond traditional environmental compliance concepts to explore the bigger picture of environmental issues and how they present challenges to organisations worldwide. The expert tutor will lead delegates through workshops and case studies to allow practice of the tools and skills they will learn that they can apply in the workplace.

Course assessment for the Certificate is through continuous assessment and a 1-hour open-book multiple-choice exam.

This IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course is designed for anyone who holds responsibilities for environmental improvements within the workplace. This includes:

  • those starting a career in environmental management
  • anyone already part of an environmental scheme within their business
  • anyone new to an environmental role and wanting to gain environmental and sustainability expertise
  • individuals seeking to become an Associate Member of IEMA (AIEMA)

Key topics covered on this course include:

  • reasons 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 and foot printing)
  • data and reporting (carbon accounting, sustainability reporting and measuring environmental performance)
  • PESTLE framework
  • improving sustainability performance
  • IEMA codes of practice

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 their organisation’s environmental goals, while saving money and building a strong reputation for their 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

Delegates will receive an IEMA certificate and become an IEMA Associate Member, securing access to an extensive library of practical tools, guidance notes and updates to allow continuous progression.

IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management