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The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management 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.

The course is assessed with a timed 45 minute short answer test on the last day of the course.

New IEMA Foundation Course in January 2017

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

Full 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.


Module 2 - Legislation

On completion of this module, candidates will be able to identify relevant legislation for an organisation and describe how an organisation can demonstrate compliance with environmental legal requirements.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this section candidates will be able to:

  • Appreciate how environmental legislative issues evolve.
  • Explain how legislation relates to an organisation's operations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the structure of UK & national environmental legislation.
  • Understand the potential impact of key pieces of legislation on business.
  • Appreciate the role of the key regulatory agencies.
  • Explain how economic instruments influence environmental behaviour.


Module 3 - Tools for the Assessment and Interpretation of Environmental Performance

Candidates will be able to outline how assessing environmental performance can provide information on which effective environmental management decisions can be based.
 
Learning Objectives

After completion of this section, candidates will be able to:

  •  Outline means of assessing environmental performance

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the purpose and nature of the initial environmental review
  • Outline how an environmental review is conducted
  • Help to identify significant environmental impacts of the organisations
  • Understand the purpose and nature of an environmental audit
  • Outline how an audit is carried out.

 
Module 4 - Environmental Management Systems

Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of an environmental management system on completion of this module.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the key components of an environmental management system.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of ISO14001.
  • Be aware of the scope of the ISO14000 series standards and their relationship with other  management systems specifications.
  • Take on an active role within the environmental management process.

IEMA Foundation Certificate course: futher information

Choosing to study for your qualification with Astutis means you can undertake the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course in either of the following ways:

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