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Skills & CPD

Sustainability and environmental professionals operate in careers and roles that demand highly developed skills, knowledge and behaviours. Together we can refer to these abilities as competencies. IEMA supports the development and recognition of competencies through education and training on the one hand, and through professional membership and registers on the other. IEMA’s training, guidance, webinars, events and online materials provide a wealth of ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for members to advance and maintain their competencies. The IEMA membership levels, along with the requirements for Chartered Environmentalists, and Auditor and EIA Practitioner Registers are all aligned to, and benchmarked against, defined competency requirements. The achievement of these various professional memberships and registrations demonstrates that an individual has independently been verified as achieving a high professional standard.

Featured Skills & CPD articles

Closing the green skills gap

Ben Kite talks to Chris Seekings about how the UK’s skills gap threatens to undermine the country’s environmental ambitions

28th May 2021

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During the past few months there has been a great deal of talk about the need for the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to be powered by investment in sustainable projects and programmes across all parts of the economy. Few would argue with this approach, but making it a reality will be challenging. We must align the appropriate enabling policies, regulations and standards, along with the support of businesses and consumers. We will also need a workforce that can deliver projects and services in a sustainable way.

26th March 2021

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The IEMA North West Regional Group is a group of volunteers from a range of different disciplines that helps to deliver IEMA's key aims and support membership development in line with the sustainability skills map.

11th December 2020

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At IEMA, our mission is to help our members build their knowledge, better map their careers and excel in their roles, but just how much of your activity are you evidencing?

1st February 2019

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