IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management
The drive towards a sustainable business has opened a whole new world of opportunity and the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is your way in.
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Is this course right for me?
The IEMA Foundation Certificate is for anyone looking to make an impact in an environment or sustainability role. It focuses on environmental management so it’s perfect if you’re starting out, responsible for collecting and collating environmental or sustainability data through to providing routine checks on legislative or pollution prevention measures.
It will develop the essential management skills to help your business and community become more sustainable over 40 hours. Gain your Associate (AIEMA) membership with IEMA.
- No formal entry requirements
Element 1: Core Environmental Principles
- The main natural cycles
- Ecosystem services
- Biodiversity and ecological stability
- The impact of human intervention on natural cycles and ecological systems
- Pollution sources, pathways and receptors
Element 2: Sustainability and mega-trends
- Sustainable development and sustainability
- Principles of sustainability business and corporate governance
Element 3: Policy and legislation
- The key principles of environmental policy
- Key environmental policy instruments
- Background to environmental legislation
- Examples of criminal law
- Stakeholders and the role of regulators
Element 4: Environmental Management Systems
- Introduction to environmental management systems
- Key elements of ISO 14001
Element 5: Performance evaluation
- Data management
- Monitoring performance
- Environmental inspections and audits
Element 6: Additional management and assessment tools
- Additional Management and Assessment Tools
Element 7: Communication and the management of change
- Corporate reporting
- Green claims
- Management of change
Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.
- Not applicable
The IEMA Foundation Certificate is a perfect gateway to the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management course.