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IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

This Course at a Glance

  • Kickstart your career in an environment- or sustainability-focused role
  • Learn about effective management and assessment tools
  • Achieve an IEMA-approved Foundation Certificate & IEMA Associate Membership
  • 40 Guided Learning Hours
  • Start and study at any time
  • 13 learning outcomes

About Your Qualification

Want to pursue a career in the environment or in sustainability? We can help you make those dreams a reality with our IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management!

This course is perfect for beginners and will give you a good foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge that you will be able to build on in your chosen role. You’ll learn more about environmental, sustainability and governance principles, and obtain an overview of the management and assessment tools you will be using in the future. You’ll also have support every step of the way, from our expert team of tutors.

A year-long IEMA membership is also included, which will upgrade to an Associate Membership once you have obtained your certificate.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

Whilst studying the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management, you’ll gain essential skills and knowledge to be able to kickstart your new career.

The benefit of online learning is that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to study in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and location of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification, as well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol, so you’re able to start right away and get assistance whenever you need it.

IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management (iema-logo-certified.webp)IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management (iema-logo-training-centre.webp)

Modules

There are 13 Learning Outcomes for this course which are as follows:

  1. Outline the implications of global trends for the environment, for society, for the economy and for organisations
  2. Outline sustainable business/governance principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
  3. Outline environmental principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
  4. Outline major policy and legislation and their implications for organisations, products and services
  5. Outline major tools, techniques, systems and practices used to improve sustainability performance
  6. Outline the role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions
  7. Collect data, perform analysis, and evaluate information
  8. Research and plan to provide sustainable solutions
  9. Deliver effective communication and capture feedback
  10. Engage with stakeholders
  11. Outline tools and techniques that identify opportunities and risks
  12. Identify and propose ways to improve performance
  13. Support change and transformation to improve sustainability

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, candidates for whom English is a second language are advised that their reading and writing skills should be equivalent to at least Level 6 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test for Non-Native Speakers of English. Candidates may obtain information on this language testing service from the IELTS website (www.ielts.org). Candidates for whom English is a second language may also apply for a Reasonable Adjustment.

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 12 months to complete your course.

Assessment Requirements

You will be assessed through a 1-hour, open-book, multiple-choice online exam, so you will need access to a desktop or laptop and a reliable internet connection for the duration of the exam. The course is assessed in English.

You can re-sit the exam if you need to, by re-registering and selecting the next available exam date. The first resit is free of charge but, after this, additional fees will apply.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing and passing the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

You will be assessed through a 1-hour open-book, multiple-choice online exam. The course is assessed in English.

You can re-sit the exam if you need to, by re-registering and selecting the next available exam date. The first resit is free of charge but, after this, additional fees will apply.

Upon successful completion of your exam, you will receive your certificate and be sent details of how to join IEMA as an Associate Member.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you complete your exam.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand each learning outcome, before completing your exam.

IEMA

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management.

Successful completion of this course, and of the assessment, also confirms that candidates have met the IEMA Associate membership standard, so an IEMA Associate membership will be provided at this stage.

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) are the global professional body at the centre of the sustainability agenda, connecting business and individuals across industries, sectors, and borders.

Completing the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management provides a solid foundation for a new career in environment and sustainability. With this qualification, you’ll be able to work in a range of sectors, including corporate sustainability, environmental management, energy, and waste management.

Some possible career options are:

  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Officer
  • Energy Analyst
  • Waste Management Specialist
  • Sustainability Consultant

You would also be able to pursue a career in conservation if this is something you’re passionate about.

Additionally, you could use your IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management to progress to further education, to improve your career prospects. The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management would be a great next step in your journey if you’re looking to progress to management and leadership roles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Environmental management is the practice of understanding how human activities impact the environment, and then taking steps to reduce those negative effects. This can involve things like pollution control, resource conservation, and habitat protection, all with the goal of finding a balance between human needs and the health of the planet.
In the UK, environmental management can involve initiatives like reducing energy use in buildings, having recycling programmes, or following regulations to limit water pollution from factories. It can also be broader efforts like planting trees to improve air quality or using sustainable materials in construction projects. For businesses, environmental management goes beyond just following regulations. In addition to the above waste reduction techniques, it can involve responsible sourcing and even creating programmes to protect wildlife near their operations. This approach not only benefits the environment but can also save businesses money on utilities and waste disposal.
Environmental Manager salaries in the UK range from £22,000 for graduates to £57,000 with experience. Earning potential increases with qualifications like those providing IEMA membership (averaging £47,570) and Fellowship (up to £79,369). Specialisation in in-demand areas like renewable energy or waste management can also boost your income. This IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is an ideal place to start your training for this career.
Yes, environmental management can be a great career. It offers a chance to make a positive impact on the environment, with growing demand due to increasing environmental concerns. You'll need good problem-solving and communication skills, but you can expect a stable career with salary growth potential through experience and relevant qualifications.
Many get into this role with a degree in an environmental field like environmental science, ecology, or geography. However, qualifications that enable you to become a member of a professional body like IEMA provide more career-specific training. This IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is an ideal starting point.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th April

IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

This Course at a Glance

  • Kickstart your career in an environment- or sustainability-focused role
  • Learn about effective management and assessment tools
  • Achieve an IEMA-approved Foundation Certificate & IEMA Associate Membership
  • 40 Guided Learning Hours
  • Start and study at any time
  • 13 learning outcomes

About Your Qualification

Want to pursue a career in the environment or in sustainability? We can help you make those dreams a reality with our IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management!

This course is perfect for beginners and will give you a good foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge that you will be able to build on in your chosen role. You’ll learn more about environmental, sustainability and governance principles, and obtain an overview of the management and assessment tools you will be using in the future. You’ll also have support every step of the way, from our expert team of tutors.

A year-long IEMA membership is also included, which will upgrade to an Associate Membership once you have obtained your certificate.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

Whilst studying the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management, you’ll gain essential skills and knowledge to be able to kickstart your new career.

The benefit of online learning is that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to study in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and location of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification, as well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol, so you’re able to start right away and get assistance whenever you need it.

IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management (iema-logo-certified.webp)IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management (iema-logo-training-centre.webp)

Modules

There are 13 Learning Outcomes for this course which are as follows:

  1. Outline the implications of global trends for the environment, for society, for the economy and for organisations
  2. Outline sustainable business/governance principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
  3. Outline environmental principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services
  4. Outline major policy and legislation and their implications for organisations, products and services
  5. Outline major tools, techniques, systems and practices used to improve sustainability performance
  6. Outline the role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions
  7. Collect data, perform analysis, and evaluate information
  8. Research and plan to provide sustainable solutions
  9. Deliver effective communication and capture feedback
  10. Engage with stakeholders
  11. Outline tools and techniques that identify opportunities and risks
  12. Identify and propose ways to improve performance
  13. Support change and transformation to improve sustainability

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, candidates for whom English is a second language are advised that their reading and writing skills should be equivalent to at least Level 6 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test for Non-Native Speakers of English. Candidates may obtain information on this language testing service from the IELTS website (www.ielts.org). Candidates for whom English is a second language may also apply for a Reasonable Adjustment.

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 12 months to complete your course.

Assessment Requirements

You will be assessed through a 1-hour, open-book, multiple-choice online exam, so you will need access to a desktop or laptop and a reliable internet connection for the duration of the exam. The course is assessed in English.

You can re-sit the exam if you need to, by re-registering and selecting the next available exam date. The first resit is free of charge but, after this, additional fees will apply.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing and passing the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

You will be assessed through a 1-hour open-book, multiple-choice online exam. The course is assessed in English.

You can re-sit the exam if you need to, by re-registering and selecting the next available exam date. The first resit is free of charge but, after this, additional fees will apply.

Upon successful completion of your exam, you will receive your certificate and be sent details of how to join IEMA as an Associate Member.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you complete your exam.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand each learning outcome, before completing your exam.

Qualifications

IEMA

IEMA logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management.

Successful completion of this course, and of the assessment, also confirms that candidates have met the IEMA Associate membership standard, so an IEMA Associate membership will be provided at this stage.

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) are the global professional body at the centre of the sustainability agenda, connecting business and individuals across industries, sectors, and borders.

Completing the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management provides a solid foundation for a new career in environment and sustainability. With this qualification, you’ll be able to work in a range of sectors, including corporate sustainability, environmental management, energy, and waste management.

Some possible career options are:

  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Officer
  • Energy Analyst
  • Waste Management Specialist
  • Sustainability Consultant

You would also be able to pursue a career in conservation if this is something you’re passionate about.

Additionally, you could use your IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management to progress to further education, to improve your career prospects. The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management would be a great next step in your journey if you’re looking to progress to management and leadership roles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Environmental management is the practice of understanding how human activities impact the environment, and then taking steps to reduce those negative effects. This can involve things like pollution control, resource conservation, and habitat protection, all with the goal of finding a balance between human needs and the health of the planet.
In the UK, environmental management can involve initiatives like reducing energy use in buildings, having recycling programmes, or following regulations to limit water pollution from factories. It can also be broader efforts like planting trees to improve air quality or using sustainable materials in construction projects. For businesses, environmental management goes beyond just following regulations. In addition to the above waste reduction techniques, it can involve responsible sourcing and even creating programmes to protect wildlife near their operations. This approach not only benefits the environment but can also save businesses money on utilities and waste disposal.
Environmental Manager salaries in the UK range from £22,000 for graduates to £57,000 with experience. Earning potential increases with qualifications like those providing IEMA membership (averaging £47,570) and Fellowship (up to £79,369). Specialisation in in-demand areas like renewable energy or waste management can also boost your income. This IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is an ideal place to start your training for this career.
Yes, environmental management can be a great career. It offers a chance to make a positive impact on the environment, with growing demand due to increasing environmental concerns. You'll need good problem-solving and communication skills, but you can expect a stable career with salary growth potential through experience and relevant qualifications.
Many get into this role with a degree in an environmental field like environmental science, ecology, or geography. However, qualifications that enable you to become a member of a professional body like IEMA provide more career-specific training. This IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is an ideal starting point.
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