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IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce training course is the perfect introduction to sustainability for non-environmental specialists.

The aim of this one-day course is to provide an overview of environmental sustainability, equipping attendees with the knowledge and skills to make positive changes towards meeting the needs of stakeholders while improving their environmental performance.

Through a series of practical activities and workshops, this IEMA certified training course explores environmental risks and opportunities, compliance obligations and key sustainability issues.

Learning Methods



1 day or 10 hours online

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements

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IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Explained

IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. This course will enable you to make a positive difference to your organizations environmental performance.

This course is designed to be is a short awareness programme to give all workers a basic understanding of sustainability principles. The outcomes of the course range from working to ISO:14001 standards through to improvement of sustainability across your supply chain.

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  • Module 1

    Risks and opportunities from environmental sustainability

  • Module 2

    Laws and other compliance obligations

  • Module 3

    Key environmental sustainability issues

  • Module 4

    Improving environmental sustainability performance


  • Online multiple choice test

Course Length

  • Online: approx 10 hours (3 months access provided)

    On-site: 1 day

Learning Methods

  • Online

    Instant access with interactive study support 

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the workforce course, does not have any particular entry requirements, however coming into the training with relevant research would help cement understanding.
Module 1
Risks and opportunities from environmental sustainability 1.1 Define environmental sustainability
1.2 Identify the causes of key environmental issues
1.3 Identify how organisations impact the environment
1.4 Identify how the environment impacts organisations
1.5 Identify the benefits of good environmental performance
Module 2
Laws and other compliance obligations 2.1 identify environmental regulators
2.2 Define enforcement methods
2.3 Identify key statutory compliance requirements
2.4 Identify the key elements of international environmental agreements
Module 3
Key environmental sustainability issues 3.1 Define pollution
3.2 Identify key terms used in relation to pollution
3.3 Describe ways to prevent pollution in organisations
3.4 Describe potential consequences if organisations cause pollution of the environment
3.5 State the purpose of environmental legislation
3.6 Identify the core principles and benefits of environmental management systems
Module 4
Improving environmental sustainability performance 4.1 Identify the practical actions employees can undertake to support environmental sustainability
4.2 Describe the environmental management structure within organisations

IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Syllabus Guide

IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Course Guide

You will undertake a short online multiple-choice test.

Upon successful completion, delegates will be issued with an IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce certificate.

There aren't any! The IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is a basic awareness course, so learners don't need any environmental sustainability knowledge or experience to take it.

For information about the IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Exam, please visit our Exam Hub.
Learners will need:
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone
  • The latest version of their chosen web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) Javascript and pop-ups enabled in their web browser
  • A broadband speed of at least 1MB download
Remember, the Astutis support team are always here to help you and your team in setting up or using their course.
IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce is a basic awareness course for all levels of learners. If you're looking for something more advanced you might be interested in:
Learners will access everything they need to pass their course through our award-winning LMS, including:
  • Interactive course materials with videos and animations to help explain difficult topics
  • Activities to help test their understanding and practice their skills
  • A built-in glossary for instant access to industry-approved definitions and explanations of concepts
  • Additional resources so they can delve deeper into their favourite topics
  • Support from our technical and course team
Absolutely! We can give your direct access to the ABSORB LMS reporting and analytics features for all the data you need at your fingertips. The reporting and analytics dashboard empowers you to sift through your data and offers up smart actions based on the learners you have selected. You can access essential information including:
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  • Learner progress
  • Department progress
  • Learner competencies
  • Course activity
  • Tasks
  • Course summary
  • Assessments

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Workplace Training

IEMA Sustainability Skills for Your Workforce

Develop your people for a better organisation.

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the IEMA Enviromental Sunstainability Skills for the Workforce course, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a sustainable workplace. 

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Workplace Training

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Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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