IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

IEMA's course for any organisation planning to upskill their staff to respond to environmental challenges.

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This course from The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) offers an entry level course that provides a foundation for working in a manner that is sustainable to both the environment and the organisation. This course provides a route to building awareness in any workforce and covers both the environmental and economic benefits of sustainability. Candidates are awarded IEMA's Certificate once they have passed the formal assessment (multiple choice exam) at the end of the course.

The course is delivered via online videos, questions and case studies, in a format that works across a wide variety of desktop, laptop and mobile devices. Candidates also receive an online learner manual to accompany the course.

The course is organised into the following sections and has a final preparation test at the end.



  • Course overview
  • Introducing online learning
  • Content of the modules

Section 1: Environmental and economic issues

  • Definition of environmental and economic risks and opportunities
  • Key environmental pressures and their effects
  • Sustainability models
  • Sustainable development and the role of the UN
  • Fire and Rescue Service case study review

Section 2: Legal and other compliance obligations

  • Key environmental regulators and the philosophy of enforcement
  • How the regulators enforce
  • Environment sentencing guidelines (UK)
  • Key statutory compliance requirements
  • Select international environmental agreements

Section 3: Key environmental sustainability impacts

  • Climate change and contributory factors
  • Resource depletion
  • Pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Population growth
  • Statutory nuisance issues

Section 4: Improving environmental sustainability performance

  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Introduce ISO 14001
  • Cover our third case study (Garthram University)
  • Have two activities for you to demonstrate your knowledge.


Candidates gain IEMA's Certificate once they have passed the formal assessment (multiple choice exam), to be taken online in any location.


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