The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is aimed at anybody new to the environment and sustainability industries, covering a wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles. It provides insight into the importance of sustainability and the management tools needed to improve sustainability practices in your organisation.

Completable in just 5 days, this accredited qualification will provide you with the tools you need to begin or further a career in environmental sustainability, supplying a key foundation of expertise that can be built upon with experience.

When you study the IEMA Foundation Certificate with Phoenix you also receive associate membership IEMA, providing post-nominal letters and networking opportunities with sustainability specialists. If you already possess a membership, you'll receive a 12 months extension to it instead.

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The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is suitable for anybody new to the environmental sustainability industry.

The course has no formal entry requirements.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Outline the implications of global trends for the environment, for society, for the economy and for organisations

  • Outline sustainable business/governance principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services

  • Outline environmental principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services

  • Outline major policy and legislation and their implications for organisations, products and services

  • Outline major tools, techniques, systems and practices used to improve sustainability performance

  • Outline the role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions

  • Collect data, perform analysis, and evaluate information

  • Research and plan to provide sustainable solutions

  • Deliver effective communication and capture feedback

  • Engage with stakeholders

  • Outline tools and techniques that identify opportunities and risks

  • Identify and propose ways to improve performance

  • Support change and transformation to improve sustainability

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Benefits for Employers:

  • Raise your bottom line with improved sustainability and resource efficiency

  • Improve your brand by demonstrating your commitment to environmental sustainability

  • Embed the right skills to make your organisation resilient against growing climate change, weather, resource and energy threats

  • Add a new dimension of organisational capability to your team, as staff gain new understanding of environmental management systems like ISO 14001

Benefits for Learners:

  • The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management offers you associate membership of IEMA, providing post-nominal letters and networking opportunities with sustainability specialists

  • Contribute confidently to the implementation and continued improvement of sustainable practices in your organisation

  • Further your professional development with an accredited certificate

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