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IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

15 Hours / £595 per learner (Excluding VAT)
Kickstart your new career by taking this IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management training course.

With sustainability acting as a driver for a lot of industries across the world, the need for employees with a range of Green Skills has never been greater. With this accreditation as a part of your CV or resume, you can show prospective employers that you have the Green Skills required to take their sustainable practices to the next level.

This course covers a range of topics, with the aim to give you a strong foundation in the environment and sustainable practices which you can proceed to build on further. You can expect to gain the management tools and skills needed to succeed in sustainability focused roles through this course, which offers a deep knowledge of environmental, sustainability and governance principles, and the wider sustainability agenda.

If you run a business or organisation, this course can be an excellent way to upskill certain members of your team, allowing them to bring new skills to the table that can expand the overall business or organisation's potential.

At the end of this course, participants will complete a one-hour, open-book, multiple-choice exam through our Rio Engage portal. Participants may also be contacted from there with an offer to become an Associate Member of IEMA, earning them an AIEMA professional suffix among other benefits.

*If you are new to Rio, you will be directed to our Rio platform where you will need to complete one form to register before purchasing the course. If you are already an Engage user, you will be directed straight to the shopping cart. For all other users, please contact your System Administrator.

IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management Course Overview

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Understand and outline the implications of global trends on the environment, society, the economy and organisations
  • Understand and outline sustainable business and governance principles, and understand the relationship those principles have with organisations, products and services
  • Understand and outline environmental principles in regards to organisations, products and services
  • Understand and outline major policies and legislations, as well understand their implications in organisations, products and services
  • Understand and outline the major tools, techniques, systems and practices used when improving sustainability performance in businesses and organisations
  • Understand and outline the importance of innovation roles and other leading practices when developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions
  • Effectively collect data, as well as perform analysis, and evaluate the results and other pieces of information
  • Effectively research and plan to provide and develop sustainable solutions in businesses and organisations
  • Deliver effective communications and capture feedback on those communications for review
  • Engage effectively with stakeholders and avoid greenwashing
  • Understand and outline the tools and techniques required to identify risk and opportunity
  • Identify and propose effective new ways to improve performance
  • Effectively support and advocate for change and transformation to improve sustainability in businesses and organisations

This course has a one-hour online multiple choice exam.

Course length

It is expected that this course will take approximately 15 hours to complete.

Is this an online or on-site course?

This course is solely available through the Rio Engage platform, which can be accessed at any time.

IEMA and Rio Learn

Rio is proud to be a training centre in partnership with IEMA (The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment), offering not only this Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management, but also other IEMA courses like Sustainability Skills for the WorkforceIntroduction to Net Zero, and more.

IEMA acts as the representative international professional body for everybody involved in environmental and sustainability causes, roles, research and more. Their wide range of accreditations are widely accepted across the world, and becoming an IEMA member opens the door to opportunities across various environmental and sustainable fields.

This foundational course in environmental management is a fantastic starting point to becoming not only an IEMA member, but starting a new career in the environmental and sustainability fields. It will provide you with the knowledge to make an impact in your chosen field, with further training available to help you become a true thought leader and expert.

Working with Rio

Rio are the experts in all things ESG and sustainability. As such, we offer expert consulting for any business or organisation looking to improve their environmental impact, and provide an ESG software platform to help you manage, analyse and report upon your efforts.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions regarding this course, please reach out to our team, who will be happy to answer any queries.