Foundation Courses Environmental
Introduction The IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is a one-day awareness course developed to upskill all workers with an elemental understanding of environmental sustainability principles. Relevant to any job role across all sectors this course will help to embed environmental cultural change into an organisation. Those businesses seeking to refresh environmental management within their business and looking for true value from ISO 14001, achieve their environmental goals and actively change their culture will value the support this course delivers. The course covers the main environmental risks and opportunities facing organisations; the importance of resource efficiency; the impacts of pollution, prevention, control and legislation; the impact of transport; and knowing how employees can support environmental sustainability. Duration 1 Day, 08.30 – 16.45 Who should attend? This course is ideally suited for those working in any job role across all sectors and has no formal entry requirements. It is benchmarked against the Level 2 RQF descriptors. This is an ideal course for those developing into the role of, or existing, designated environmental champions in the workforce. Course objectives This course will equip delegates with an understanding of some of the key concepts of sustainability in business and will develop relevant skills to be able to support sustainable development within their own business. Course content Develop an understanding of the main environmental and economic risks and opportunities Develop an understanding of compliance obligations and business drivers for change Develop an understanding of the main potential impacts on environment and sustainability Develop an understanding of how to improve environmental performance What are the benefits Attendance will enable delegates to: Understand the key concepts and benefits of a sustainable business Support the application and development of sustainability in their own business Be able to promote, build and support sustainability within their business In-House Courses Offering better value for money, they can be designed to more closely match your specific requirements. Style of Delivery and Course Leaders Our course leaders have substantial experience in the field of environmental management systems. They are qualified and experienced with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification The assessment for Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce consists of an online 20 question multiple-choice test. The test is completed through the IEMA assessment portal and candidates are sent a link upon registration to the assessment. Delegates successfully taking the course and passing the course assessment will be awarded an IEMA Sustainable Skills for the Workforce certificate.
Introduction A one-day awareness course designed to provide attendees with an introduction to environmental management systems based on the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard and how this standard can be used to develop and improve an environmental management system. In the past some companies may have seen environmental management as a luxury that they could ill afford but things are changing. Legislation designed to protect the environment has steadily increased and many customers use environmental performance as a key selection criteria when awarding contracts. This means that a systematic approach to environmental management can often make good commercial and financial sense. This foundation course gives an introduction to the most widely used standard for Quality Management in the world. Creation of a successful quality system relies on more than reading the text in the standard; it demands an understanding of requirements and a considered application of the standard to the organisation. This course will provide delegates with an insight into the important world of quality standards, their development and the certification process. Duration 1 Day, 08.30-16.45 Who should attend? Decision makers and managers at all levels who need to understand the fundamentals and practical implementation requirements of an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Environmental Managers or those with responsibility for maintaining an existing EMS to a recognised standard will also find this course very useful. Also useful to anyone who needs an introduction to environmental management or those wishing to attend the registered 2-day auditor course without prior experience of environmental management systems. Course objectives This course will equip delegates with an understanding of the development and application of environmental management techniques and how the ISO 14001:2015 standard is interpreted and implemented. On completion of the course we expect delegates to be able to: Describe the purpose of an environmental management system Explain the purpose, content and interrelationships of ISO 14001, ISO 14004, and EMAS Interpret the specific requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an effectively implemented environmental management system Course content Benefits of an effective EMS to businessesEssential environmental terminology and familiarisation with ISO 14001 definitions Purpose and intent of an environmental management system Environmental issues and how to assess and determine environmental aspects and impacts Understanding organizational context and a risk-based approachSummary of key environmental legislation and relevance of legislation to an EMS Structure and key requirements of ISO 14001 Setting environmental objectives Continual improvement process for an EMSMonitoring, measurement and analysis What are the benefits Attendance will enable delegates to: Decide how best to develop the Environmental Management Systems of their organisation and avoid common problems Add to their environmental management career credentials Understand the relevance of environmental standards to their organisation Improve environmental decision-making Demonstrate the competitive benefits of environmental management standards to their own and other organisations In-House Courses Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements. Style of Delivery and Course Leaders Our course leaders have extensive experience in Management across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, service and professional organisations including Local, National and International Government. This wide experience enables them to make the course more interesting by using their relevant examples and case studies during workshop discussions. Our team of staff has extensive experience of working across cultural boundaries, through their work in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training accredited certificate. (2353).
Introduction This intensive one-day course is designed to equip delegates with an appreciation and understanding of the legislative structure across the UK, key areas of environmental legislation and regulations and how these are typically enforced. No company or organisation can afford to neglect the law, but many companies still do not realise the full extent of their obligations under environmental legislation. Lack of knowledge is no protection for either a company or an individual. This course is essential for those companies who are in the process of setting up an ISO 14001 or EMAS certified environmental management system and needing to build a Legal Register and need some guidance. Duration 1 Day, 09.00 – 16.30 Who should attend? This course is recommended for individuals with key environmental management responsibilities, particularly those seeking or maintaining certification against the ISO 14001 standard. It is also suitable for senior managers and directors and environmental auditors, in fact anyone seeking to increase their environmental legislative knowledge. Course objectives This course aims to provide an understanding of environmental legislation and the enforcement process for business. Course content Principles of environmental legislation European and International influences on Environmental Law The Environmental Protection Act and an overview of key legal instruments covering: Pollution Prevention and Control Air Quality Noise and nuisance Waste Management Producer Responsibility – packaging, WEEE Water Pollution Oil storage Contaminated Land Wildlife & Countryside What are the benefits On successful completion, delegates will have improved their knowledge of environmental legislation and requirements, improved confidence in the extent of compliance of their own systems and be able to identify any current weaknesses in their management of environmental legislation. In-House Courses Offering better value for money, they can be designed to more closely match your specific environmental legislative requirements. Style of Delivery and Course Leaders Our course leaders have substantial experience in the field of environmental management and pollution control. They are qualified and experienced with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification All delegates will be awarded a certificate verifying attendance and completion of the course.