IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. We are responsible for ensuring that people working on the front line in these areas have the right knowledge, competencies, skills and confidence to do a professional job. We also help and support businesses, governments and regulators to do the right thing when it comes to environment and sustainability related initiatives, challenges and opportunities.
This course has been developed to provide learners with detailed environmental and sustainability knowledge as well as being able to apply environmental management/assessment tools and skills that are needed to be an effective environment/sustainability practitioner.
This course is for professionals who are working in organisations at an operational level and pursuing a career path in environment and sustainability. You will be working within environmental management or sustainability and require detailed knowledge of environmental and sustainability principles, management tools and other skills to effectively deliver positive change.
Aligning with the competencies required for IEMA Practitioner Membership , this course is perfect for anyone wishing to upgrade their IEMA membership to Practitioner Level and Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP).
You will receive Practitioner Membership free for one year, starting when you enroll on the course. During the course you will be a Practitioner Applicant Member and when you successfully complete the course you will be invited to confirm your application (REnvP is an additional cost).
Over the course of three modules a learner on this course will be able to:
- Explain the implications of global trends for the environment, for society, for the economy and for organisations and the role of an Environment/Sustainability practitioner in overcoming these challenges
- Explain sustainable business/governance models, their underlying principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
- Explain environmental principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
- Explain major policy and legislation and their implications for organisations, products and services
- Explain major and relevant tools, techniques, systems and practices, their application and how they can be used to develop sustainable products and services and improve sustainability performance
- Explain the role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions
- Collect and critically analyse data, and report information that informs decision making
- Identify problems and assess opportunities that deliver innovative and sustainable products and services
- Determine, implement and measure methods of effective communication
- Identify and engage in two-way communication with stakeholders
- Apply or implement tools, techniques, systems and practices that identify opportunities and risks.
- Deliver projects and programmes that achieve performance improvement
- Implement change and transformation
This is a 15-day course (120 hours), which can be taken at your own pace online or in a classroom.
This course will provide learners with a foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge to build on. Covering a wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles, this course will give learners an understanding of the breadth of the sustainability agenda, and the management tools and skills that they will need when working within this area.
- Learners who are starting out in environmental management, and want a solid foundation of environment and sustainability knowledge to build on.
- Those who would like to gain Associate membership of IEMA.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Once completed, a learner on this course will be able to:
- Outline the implications of global trends for the environment, for society, for the economy and for organisations
- Outline sustainable business/governance principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
- Outline environmental principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
- Outline major policy and legislation and their implications for organisations, products and services
- Outline major tools, techniques, systems and practices used to improve sustainability performance
- Outline the role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions
- Collect data, perform analysis, and evaluate information Research and plan to provide sustainable solutions
- Deliver effective communication and capture feedback
- Engage with stakeholders
- Outline tools and techniques that identify opportunities and risks
- Identify and propose ways to improve performance
- Support change and transformation to improve sustainability
This is a 40-hour course (5 Days) Which includes an hour of online multiple-choice exam, taken at the end of the course.
The Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers course aims to provide supervisors and managers with a strategic and operational overview of environmental sustainability as it affects their specific industry and work area.
- This course is ideally suited for supervisors and managers across all sectors and has no formal entry requirements.
The course covers the understanding of the strategic opportunities and constraints that environmental sustainability presents organisations; the importance of resource efficiency; the impact of environmental sustainability across the value chain; the impacts of pollution, prevention, control and environmental legislation in organisations; and how employees support environmental sustainability.
14 Guided Learning Hours/2 Days.
The Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is perfect for those working in any job role across all sectors, to ensure that environmental sustainability is embedded into all job roles of a company
- This course is ideally suited for those working in any job role across all sectors and has no formal entry requirements. It is bench-marked against the Level 2 RQF descriptors.
The course covers the main environmental risks and opportunities facing organisations; the importance of resource efficiency; the impacts of pollution, prevention, control and legislation; the impact of transport; and knowing how employees can support environmental sustainability.
7 Guided Learning Hours/1 Day.