IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

Are you new to environment or sustainability, or at the start of your career and looking for recognition? The drive towards sustainability and desire for Green Skills has opened up new professional avenues across all sectors and IEMA’s Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course is the perfect way to show that you have the knowledge and skills to begin your career in sustainability. This course leads directly to IEMA Associate Membership.

This course will give you 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.

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What is IEMA?

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.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are starting out, or changing to, a career in environment or sustainability focused roles. You don’t need any prior knowledge before taking this course as this will prepare you with everything you need to know to start your journey.

This course is also great for people working in other professions, such as marketing or finance, to gain a basic understanding of sustainability that you might apply in your role.

Aligning with the competencies required for IEMA Associate Membership (find out more about these in our Sustainability Skills Map), this course means you can apply for one year’s membership as an IEMA Associate Member upon completion and successful pass of the multiple choice exam.

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Looking for professional recognition but already have a degree in an environment or sustainability area? Then check out our Graduate Membership, which is the equivalent to Associate Membership for those with an academic background.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

What will you learn?

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

How do you learn?

This is a 5-day course (40 hours), which can be taken at your own pace online or in a classroom. Our courses are delivered by a group of competent Training Partners that IEMA has assessed to ensure quality, the list of those who deliver this course are below.

You can select your preferred Training Partner by learning more about each one on the Training Partner Register here or by looking below at the next upcoming course that works for you and your schedule – simply click on ‘see more info’ next to your preferred Training Partner.

How will you be assessed?

At the end of the five days, you will take a one hour, open-book, online multiple-choice exam.

On passing your exam, you will receive a certificate to recognise your achievement and you will be sent details of how to join IEMA as an Associate Member, earning your AIEMA professional suffix and all other benefits that come as being a member of a professional body.

How do you book onto a course?

Below you can see all the Training Partners offering this course. Find the Training Partner you would like to be trained by, click on ‘see more info’ and then find a suitable course for you. This list details the start date, location (whether virtual or in a classroom), and the link to book via the Training Partner website.

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Astutis Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Astutis Ltd
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E-LearningClick to book
10/06/2024WarringtonClick to book
17/06/2024CardiffClick to book
24/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
08/07/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
08/07/2024LondonClick to book
22/07/2024WakefieldClick to book
12/08/2024BristolClick to book
19/08/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
02/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
23/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
07/10/2024LondonClick to book
21/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
04/11/2024BristolClick to book
11/11/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
25/11/2024WakefieldClick to book
09/12/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
13/01/2025Virtual ClassroomClick to book
03/02/2025Virtual ClassroomClick to book
17/02/2025Virtual ClassroomClick to book
24/02/2025WarringtonClick to book
03/03/2025LondonClick to book
17/03/2025Virtual ClassroomClick to book
07/04/2025BristolClick to book
07/04/2025Virtual ClassroomClick to book
12/05/2025Virtual ClassroomClick to book
23/06/2025Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Watts Sustainability Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Watts Sustainability Ltd
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20/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
10/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
05/11/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Make UK

Upcoming Courses delivered by Make UK
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E-LearningClick to book
10/06/2024WarwickClick to book
10/06/2024BrighouseClick to book
07/10/2024WarwickClick to book
02/12/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Mabbett and Associates Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Mabbett and Associates Ltd
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04/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
20/11/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

RRC International

Upcoming Courses delivered by RRC International
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E-LearningClick to book
24/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
23/09/2024LondonClick to book

British Safety Council

Upcoming Courses delivered by British Safety Council
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E-LearningClick to book
22/07/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
23/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
02/12/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Bywater

Upcoming Courses delivered by Bywater
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03/06/2024EdinburghClick to book
17/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
15/07/2024CoventryClick to book
12/08/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
30/09/2024SouthamptonClick to book
21/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
18/11/2024EdinburghClick to book
25/11/2024LeedsClick to book
09/12/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

SSG Training and Consultancy Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by SSG Training and Consultancy Ltd
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03/06/2024PlymouthClick to book
28/10/2024PlymouthClick to book

QHSE International

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Greenfriars

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08/07/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
06/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
04/11/2024CanterburyClick to book

NIST Global Private Ltd

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Envirosolutions - Support and Training

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Doha Industrial Safety Services

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Tutis International

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Rio ESG Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Rio ESG Ltd
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E-LearningClick to book

Eastern Education Group

Upcoming Courses delivered by Eastern Education Group
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05/06/2024Bury St EdmundsClick to book
05/06/2024BuryClick to book
11/07/2024SudburyClick to book
30/07/2024ChatterisClick to book

Aegide International

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iNLS Solutions

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Safety Nation

Upcoming Courses delivered by Safety Nation
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E-LearningClick to book

KeyOstas

Upcoming Courses delivered by KeyOstas
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14/10/2024SouthamClick to book

Act Sustainably Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Act Sustainably Ltd
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04/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
01/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
19/11/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Antaris Consulting

Upcoming Courses delivered by Antaris Consulting
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27/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
05/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
14/11/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

TSW Training

Upcoming Courses delivered by TSW Training
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Virtual ClassroomClick to book
10/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
22/07/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
14/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
04/11/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Phoenix Health and Safety

Upcoming Courses delivered by Phoenix Health and Safety
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E-LearningClick to book
Virtual ClassroomClick to book
03/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
05/08/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
19/08/2024BirminghamClick to book
07/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
28/10/2024BirminghamClick to book
02/12/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Green Business Centre

Upcoming Courses delivered by Green Business Centre
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10/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
09/09/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
28/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
09/12/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Investors in the Environment

Upcoming Courses delivered by Investors in the Environment
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Virtual ClassroomClick to book
02/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Northumbria University

Upcoming Courses delivered by Northumbria University
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02/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Jarrold Training

Upcoming Courses delivered by Jarrold Training
Date Location Link
13/09/2024NorwichClick to book

Global Sustainability Solutions and Services QFZ LLC

Upcoming Courses delivered by Global Sustainability Solutions and Services QFZ LLC
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15/06/2024QatarClick to book
17/08/2024QatarClick to book
19/10/2024QatarClick to book
21/12/2024QatarClick to book

Coleg Cambria

Upcoming Courses delivered by Coleg Cambria
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07/06/2024NorthopClick to book

Train to Safety Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Train to Safety Ltd
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10/06/2024ChesterfieldClick to book
09/09/2024ChesterfieldClick to book

BPI Consultancy Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by BPI Consultancy Ltd
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04/07/2024AberdareClick to book

Learndirect

Upcoming Courses delivered by Learndirect
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E-learningClick to book

Coleg Sir Gar

Upcoming Courses delivered by Coleg Sir Gar
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04/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
01/10/2024LlanelliClick to book

Target Zero Consultants Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Target Zero Consultants Ltd
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10/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
08/07/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Techbuyer

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Coventry University Group

Upcoming Courses delivered by Coventry University Group
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Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Mayer Environmental Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Mayer Environmental Ltd
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10/06/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
19/08/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book
19/10/2024Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Green World Group

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