IEMA associate certificate in environmental management

10 days
£1750 +VAT
Non Members
£1955 +VAT

This ten-day course provides a structured and interactive competency development for managers, advisers, consultants and others who are involved coordinating and supporting the management of environmental sustainability. This course gives delegates the understanding around the concepts required to transition to, or implement the ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management Standard.

The course is aimed at those with:

  • responsibilities for environmental management
  • specific responsibilities for the coordination or promotion of environmental control and improvement programmes.

The course also forms part of the NEBOSH national diploma in environmental management. Successful completion of the course entitles students to apply for associate membership of IEMA (AIEMA).

The IEMA Associate Certificate Course will be running through the first half of 2017 only, it will then be replaced by the new Certificate in Environmental Management that is aligned to the new IEMA membership structure. Delegates completing the IEMA Associate Certificate in 2017 will be able to achieve IEMA practitioner membership by submitting a personal paper in addition to the passing the qualification in order to meet the requirements. Once the IEMA Associate Certificate courses stop those wanting practitioner level membership will need to study the new IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management.
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Course content

  • Environmental and sustainability principles (Context of the organisation, ISO14001:2015);
  • Environmental policy issues
  • Environmental legislation and compliance measures (Compliance obligations ISO14001:2015);
  • Environmental management and sustainable development in a business context (Planning using lifecycle thinking, ISO14001:2015);
  • Collecting, analysing and reporting on environmental information and data (Performance evaluation, ISO14001:2015);
  • Applying environmental management and assessment tools
  • Analysing problems and opportunities to deliver sustainable solutions (Planning to address risks and opportunities, ISO14001:2015);
  • Developing and implementing programmes to deliver environmental performance improvement (Operational planning and control ISO14001:2015); and,
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders (Interested parties and communication plans ISO14001:2015).

By completing this course, delegates will:

  • Be awarded associate membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA); the first year's subscription is included in course fees. This is subject to successful completion to the end of course exam
  • Be eligible to progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma in environmental management course.


Some prior knowledge of environmental issues is recommended, (such as that gained by undertaking the IEMA foundation certificate in environmental management, or day-to-day involvement in practical environmental management.


There is an examination at the end of week two.

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