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 free 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.

Providers offering this Course

Astutis Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Astutis Ltd
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E-LearningClick to book
10/01/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
24/01/2022CardiffClick to book
21/02/2022WakefieldClick to book
07/03/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
14/03/2022LondonClick to book
09/05/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
16/05/2022BristolClick to book
27/06/2022WarringtonClick to book

Make Business

Upcoming Courses delivered by Make Business
Date Location Link
01/11/2021Woodland GrangeClick to book
06/12/2021Virtual ClassroomClick to book

Envirosolutions - Support and Training

There are no upcoming dates for this course provided by Envirosolutions - Support and Training

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Mabbett & Associates Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Mabbett & Associates Ltd
Date Location Link
24/11/2021Virtual ClassroomClick to book

RRC International

Upcoming Courses delivered by RRC International
Date Location Link
E-LearningClick to book
04/10/2021Virtual ClassroomClick to book
15/11/2021LondonClick to book
14/02/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
28/03/2022LondonClick to book
20/06/2022Virtual classroomClick to book
19/09/2022LondonClick to book
21/11/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book

British Safety Council

Upcoming Courses delivered by British Safety Council
Date Location Link
E-LearningClick to book
08/11/2021Virtual ClassroomClick to book
21/02/2022LondonClick to book
21/02/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
25/04/2022BirminghamClick to book
25/04/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
20/06/2022LondonClick to book
20/06/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
20/06/2022LondonClick to book
22/08/2022WarringtonClick to book
22/08/2022Virtual classroomClick to book
10/10/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
12/12/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book

QHSE International

There are no upcoming dates for this course provided by QHSE International

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Institute of Environmental Assessment (IOEA)

There are no upcoming dates for this course provided by Institute of Environmental Assessment (IOEA)

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DSC Regen

Upcoming Courses delivered by DSC Regen
Date Location Link
Virtual ClassroomClick to book

NIST Institute Pvt. Ltd

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SSG Training and Consultancy Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by SSG Training and Consultancy Ltd
Date Location Link
25/10/2021PlymouthClick to book

Doha Industrial Safety Services

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Northumbria University

Upcoming Courses delivered by Northumbria University
Date Location Link
17/11/2021Virtual ClassroomClick to book

S A Associates Management Training Ltd

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Tutis International

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Systra Ltd

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Ligtas Consultancy and Training Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Ligtas Consultancy and Training Ltd
Date Location Link
E-LearningClick to book

Rio ESG Ltd

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

West Suffolk College

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Aegide International

Upcoming Courses delivered by Aegide International
Date Location Link
11/10/2021BordeauxClick to book

MSELECT

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iNLS Solutions

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Safety Nation

Upcoming Courses delivered by Safety Nation
Date Location Link
E-LearningClick to book
E-Learning onlyClick to book

KeyOstas

Upcoming Courses delivered by KeyOstas
Date Location Link
18/10/2021BromsgroveClick to book
21/03/2022BirminghamClick to book
03/10/2022BirminghamClick to book

Act Sustainably Ltd

Upcoming Courses delivered by Act Sustainably Ltd
Date Location Link
05/10/2021Virtual ClassroomClick to book
01/02/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
03/05/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book
04/10/2022Virtual ClassroomClick to book