Developing Environmental Knowledge and Skills
An environmental professional is able understand, explain, implement, analyse, develop and lead environmental practice (depending on their experience) in an organisation because they have the right level and breadth of knowledge and can apply it successfully.
Overall the profession has high standards of environmental knowledge. According to an 2012 IEMA survey, more than four out of ﬁve practitioners have a bachelors degree or higher qualiﬁcation.
When looking at prospective environmental courses to build or improve environmental knowledge, it is important to take notice of the units or modules included within the syllabus. Typically, environmentally related courses are split into two categories - management based and technical/science based, and there are some courses that combine both of these.
IEMA recommends programmes and courses that are linked to a professional body. These courses provide a boost to a CV and could make a difference when looking for Graduate positions.
Choosing an IEMA Approved course will provide added reassurance that the programme has been externally assessed. IEMA membership will be awarded on completion of these particular courses. For more details on IEMA Approved Training courses please visit our Training pages.
To aid the decision making process for individuals currently at school or thinking of participating in higher education, please visit the following pages Studying at University and Choosing what to study at school.