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Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Environmental Management

Environmental Management

Environmental Course

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.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact our Central team, during working hours, on 01437 753 445 / 01437 753 320 or anytime via email

  • 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
  • Climate

Element 2: Sustainability and mega-trends

  • 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

  • Communication
  • 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.

  • You will need to bring your own device/laptop for this course, click here to find out more

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

  • No additional costs

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

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Last updated: 27/02/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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