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IEMA Associate Certificate Syllabus

IEMA Logo Certified TrainingThe IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management course will give learners the necessary knowledge and skills needed for a role coordinating and supporting the management of environmental sustainability; leading to environmental performance improvement and business benefits.

The course is assessed with one 2½ hour exam on the last day of the course.

New IEMA Associate Course in January 2017

The course is being replaced with a NEW Certificate in Environmental Management in July 2017. Click for more information about the course changes and what they mean.

Full course syllabus

Element 1: Environmental and Sustainability Principles

1.0 - Learning Outcome and Associated Assessment Criteria
1.1 - Introduction
1.2 - The Main Natural Cycles
1.3 - The Importance of Natural Cycles and Ecological Systems
1.4 - Ecosystem Services
1.5 - Biodiversity and Ecological Stability
1.6 - The Impact of Human Intervention on Natural Cycles and Ecological Systems
1.7 - Pollution Sources and Pathways
1.8 - Climate Change
1.9 - Sustainability and Sustainable Development

Element 2: Environment Policy Issues

2.0 - Learning Outcome and Associated Assessment Criteria
2.1 - The Key Principles of Environment Policy
2.2 - The Main Types of Policy Instruments Available to Effect Change
2.3 - Key Environment Policies

Element 3: Key Environmental Legislation and Compliance Measures

3.0 - Learning Outcomes
3.1 - Introduction
3.2 - The Environment Regulatory Framework
3.3 - The Main Types of UK Law
3.4 - Key Environmental Legislation
3.5 - How Organisations Comply with Environmental Legislation
3.6 - The Penalties for Non-Compliance with Environmental Legislation
3.7 - The Role of Environmental Regulators

Element 4: Environmental Management and Sustainable Development in a Business Context

4.0 - Learning Outcome and Associated Assessment Criteria
4.1 - Introduction
4.2 - Environmental Issues: Organisational Risks and Opportunities
4.3 - Measures to Manage Environmental Risk
4.4 - Taking Advantage of Opportunities
4.5 - Environmental Business Case: Main Components
4.6 - The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility
4.7 - The Importance of Environmental Sustainability in Value Chain Management
4.8 - The Importance of Effective Resource Use and Recovery

Element 5: The Collection, Analysis and Reporting of Environmental Information and Data

5.0 - Learning Outcomes
5.1 - Introduction
5.2 - Sources of Environmental Information and Data
5.3 - Techniques to Collect, Process, Store and Retrieve Information and Data
5.4 - Evaluating the Accurace and Relevance of Data
5.5 - Analysing and Interpreting Data
5.6 - Drawing Appropriate Conclusions
5.7 - Using Appropriate Techniques to Disseminate Findings
5.8 - The Role of Verification and Assurance

Element 6: Environmental Management and Assessment Tools

6.0 - Learning Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria
6.1 - Introduction
6.2 - Risk Assessment
6.3 - Environmental Management Systems
6.4 - Environment Audit
6.6 - Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
6.7 - Strategic Environmental Assessment
6.8 - Cost Benefit Analysis
6.10 - Outline the Advantages and Disadvantages of Environmental Management and Assessment tools

Element 7: Analysing Risks and Opportunities to Deliver Sustainable Solutions

7.0 - Learning Outcomes
7.1 - Introduction and Associated Assessment Criteria
7.2 - Recognising Environmental Problems and Opportunities
7.3 - Determining the Nature of the Risk or the Scope of the Opportunity
7.4 - Proposing Sustainable Solutions and Programmes to Address Environmental Problems and Opportunities

Element 8: Developing and Implementing Programmes to Deliver Environmental Improvement

8.0 - Learning Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria
8.1 - Introduction
8.2 - Improving Environmental Performance
8.3 - Developing an Environmental Improvement Programme
8.4 - Implementing an Environmental Improvement Programme

Element 9: Effective Communication with Stakeholders

9.0 - Learning Outcomes
9.1 - Introduction
9.2 - Identification of Internal and External Stakeholders
9.3 - The Needs of Stakeholders
9.4 - The Importance of Effective Communication
9.5 - Communicating with Stakeholders
9.6 - Evaluating the Effectiveness of Stakeholder Communication
9.7 - Guidelines for Environmental Reporting and Green Claims: Introduction
9.8 - Guidelines for Environmental Reporting
9.9 - Guidelines for Environmental (Green) Claims

Element 10: Influencing Behaviour and Implementing Change

10.0 - Learning Outcomes
10.1 - Introduction
10.2 - The Principles of Change Management
10.3 - Creating a Positive Environmental Culture and Moving towards Sustainability 
10.4 - Barriers to Creating a Positive Environmental Culture and Moving Towards Sustainability
10.5 - Challenging behaviour that may Cause Environmental Harm
10.6 - The Implications and Consequences of Decisions

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