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IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management Syllabus

IEMA Certified training logo - Certified IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course syllabusThe IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course is designed to raise the competence of delegates by providing training for those who have only recently become involved in environmental management or for whom environmental management is an integral part of a wide range of responsibilities.

This IEMA Foundation course is assessed with a timed 60 minute multiple choice test on the last day of the course.

New IEMA Foundation Certificate course in January 2017

The course is being replaced with a NEW IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course in January 2017. Read about the course changes and what they mean here.

Course Syllabus

Module 1 - Sustainable Business Thinking

Candidates will understand the issues, science and philosophy that underpin environmental management to a level that enables them to communicate the key environmental issues and their relevance to business.

Key Learning Objectives

After completion of this section a candidate should be able to:

  • Appreciate the background behind environmental issues; and
  • Understand the ways in which an organisation impacts on the environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the key environmental issues and their relevance to business, e.g. climate change, greenhouse effect, acid rain, ozone depletion, pollution of land, air and water, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, population growth and consumption, non-renewable resource use and desertification.
  • Understand the importance of integrating environmental issues into the business process and the potential business benefits of doing so.
  • Have an appreciation of the driving forces leading to the introduction of environmental management systems into an organisation and their potential benefits.
  • Understand the principles and benefits of effective resource use.

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