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Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Course 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.

£295.00 ex vat
Highfields Level 3 Award in Allergen Management for Catering (RQF)

HABC Level 3 Award in Allergen Management for Catering (RQF) Course Increasing numbers of individuals suffer adverse reactions every year from the ingestion of allergens in food. This qualification is aimed at learners responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and service of food in the catering industry. It is also suitable for those owning/managing a smaller catering business. Duration 1 Day, 09.00 – 17.00 Who should attend? Managers, Supervisors or Staff with responsibility for Food Service Safety and Quality. Course objectives Learners achieving this qualification will have knowledge and understanding relating to the control of food ingredients, including allergens, at all stages of food purchase and production. Course content Understand the manager’s role in ensuring that food ingredients and allergens are effectively managed Understand procedures relating to the communication of ingredient information from supplier to consumer Understand the importance of implementing practical controls to prevent contamination and cross-contamination from allergenic ingredients Understand methods for managing ingredient controls and procedures What are the benefits This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, which regards it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme. 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 tutors have substantial experience in the field of allergen management and control. They are qualified and experienced with extensive practical knowledge across all areas of the food industry. Certification Delegates completing the Highfields Level 3 Award in Allergen Management for Catering (RQF) course and examination will be awarded a Highfield Qualifications certificate. Qualification Number: 603/1720/6 The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual. It is also suitable for delivery in Wales and is regulated by Qualifications Wales.

£425.00 ex vat
ISO 14001:2015 Foundation

ISO 14001:2015 Foundation Course 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. The 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, 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, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training accredited certificate. (2353).

£495.00 ex vat
Environmental Legislation Awareness

Environmental Legislation Awareness Course 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.

£495.00 ex vat
ISO 9001:2015 Foundation

ISO 9001:2015 Foundation Course A one-day CQI and IRCA Certified training awareness programme for those requiring an introduction to the ISO 9001:2015 standard and how it can be used to develop and improve quality management systems. 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, 09.00 – 17.00 Who should attend? Specially designed for managers, supervisors, those with potential quality roles or anyone wishing to understand and assess the impact and relevance of quality management to their organisations. Also useful to anyone who needs an introduction to quality assurance or those wishing to attend the CQI and IRCA Certified training 2-day auditor course without prior experience of quality systems. Course objectives This course will equip delegates with an understanding of the development and application of Quality Management techniques and how the ISO 9001:2015 standard is interpreted and implemented. On completion of the course we expect delegates to be able to: Describe the purpose of a quality management system with relevance to the 7 principles of quality managementExplain the purpose, content and interrelationships of ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004Interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of an effectively implemented business management system Course content Background to Quality AssuranceSetting quality objectivesThe ISO 9001:2015 series standardsMeasurement and analysisProcess ApproachContinual improvementThe 7 quality management principlesOrganisational ContextISO 9001 clause requirementsRisk based thinking What are the benefits Attendance will enable delegates to: Decide how best to develop the Quality Management Systems of their organisationAdd to their quality management career credentialsUnderstand the relevance of quality standards to their organisationBe able to set quality objectives.Demonstrate the competitive benefits of quality 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 Quality 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, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training accredited certificate. (2350).

£495.00 ex vat
ISO 45001:2018 Foundation

ISO 45001:2018 Foundation Course This one-day CQI and IRCA certified training course is for those wanting an introduction to the new international occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) standard ISO 45001:2018 and to understand how it can be used to develop, maintain and improve your health and safety performance. Knowledge and understanding of ISO 45001:2018 is more than simply reading the standard’s text. It demands an understanding of the requirements and a considered application of the standard to the organisation. After this course, you will have sufficient insight to be able to evaluate your own organisation’s arrangements and identify how they can be improved. Duration 1 Day, 08:30 – 17:00 Who should attend? This course is designed for those needing an introduction to OHSMS and is a pre-requisite for those wishing to attend the CQI and IRCA certified OHSMS Internal Auditor or Lead Auditor course. It is ideal for managers, supervisors, health and safety representatives, OH&S consultants and those with health and safety management responsibilities or anyone wishing to understand the impact and relevance of ISO 45001:2018 to their organisations. Course objectives This course will equip delegates with an understanding of the development and application of OHSMS techniques and how the ISO 45001:2018 standard is interpreted and implemented. On completion of the course delegates will be able to: Understand the purpose and business benefits of an OHSMS Outline the structure and content of ISO 45001 and its relationship with Annex SL Interpret the requirements of ISO 45001 in the context of an effective OHSMS Course content Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) – introduction and key OHS concepts OHSMS based on ISO 45001:2018 including the Process Approach Key ISO 45001 requirements Organisational context OH&S Policy and Planning Risks and opportunities to the OHSMS Hazard identification and elimination and controls, operation, performance evaluation and improvement ISO 45001:2018 requirements including; worker needs, interests and participation as well as interested parties Continual improvement of an OHSMS What are the benefits? Attendance will enable delegates to: Decide how best to develop the OHSMS of their organisation and avoid common problems Add to their occupational health and safety management career credentials Understand the relevance of OHSMS standards to their organisation Improve OHS decision-making Demonstrate the competitive benefits of OHSMS 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 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, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training accredited certificate. (2336).

£495.00 ex vat
Lean Foundation

Introduction This highly interactive 1 day internationally recognised training program is designed for those people who require a basic understanding of the techniques and principles of Lean. We do not touch on heavy statistical analysis during Lean Foundation or Practitioner program. Please see Lean 6 Sigma Programs. What is Lean? Lean is a set of principles, methods, tools, and techniques for process improvement in all forms of business. Most of its principles, methods, tools and techniques have been developed over many decades and even centuries…however the term ‘Lean’ was developed out of the effective implementation of these tools and techniques by Toyota car manufacturing in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. The intention is to eliminate waste therefore increasing value and making your processes Safer, Easier, Better, Faster and Cheaper. Duration 1 Days, 9.00-16.00 Who should attend? Lean is used across all sectors and all different sizes of business. Manufacturing Health Services Financial Services Retail Government Services Education Oil and Gas Services Logistics and Supply Chain Services Lean Foundation is the first step to becoming a ‘Practitioner’ and is the beginning of the journey of behavioral and cultural change. All employees can benefit from this course enabling them to understand the methodologies and assist those who are involved in process improvement activities. Course objectives This course is for those businesses who feel they do not want or need to use heavy statistical analysis. Lean provides an understanding of a proven approach for the positive transformation of any organization by using the principles, methods, tools, and techniques to improve the key processes that make up the organization. The course is intended for the delegates to ‘think differently’ during their working day to work smarter, not harder. Lean specifically offers the following benefits: Improved Quality of products and services Improves efficiency Improved delivery times Reduced waiting times Reduced costs Improved customer satisfaction Improved employee morale Course content Lean basics – The principles Lean tools - 5s, Waste, Single piece flow, Process levelling, Standardization Process Stapling – Process Flow Voice of the customer and Critical to Quality Kaizen Activities / Mistake Proofing / Quick Change Over (SMED) Just in Time Total Productive Maintenance Problem Solving What are the benefits There is no examination during this course, as the delegates are fully engaged throughout the day. At the end of the course, they will be equipped with the knowledge required to understand basic process improvement techniques, their benefits and some of the terminology used in readiness to assist their co-workers. Participation is the only requirement. In-House Courses Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements. Style of Delivery and Course Leaders This course is delivered in partnership with Lean 6 Services. Our course leaders have extensive industrial experience. They are qualified and experienced Process / Operational Managers 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 Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an ILSSI (International Lean Six Sigma Institute) Accredited training certificate.

Lean Six Sigma White Belt

Introduction This highly interactive 1 day internationally recognised training program is designed for those people who require a basic understanding of the techniques and principles of Lean 6 Sigma. What is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Six Sigma is a set of principles, methods, tools and techniques for process improvement in all forms of work and business. Most of its principles, methods, tools and techniques have been developed over many decades and even centuries…however the term ‘Lean’ developed out of the effective implementation of these principles, methods, tools and techniques by Toyota car manufacturing in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s and the term ‘Six Sigma’ was coined by Motorola in the 1980’s as the name for their Quality improvement program. Six Sigma, a data-driven approach to eliminate defects in processes, was introduced and developed at Motorola. Statistical analyses of processes are combined with organizational rewards. Six Sigma evolved side-by-side with Lean, and although can be used as independent entities, they also complement each other very well. Duration 1 Days, 9.00-16.00 Who should attend? Lean Six Sigma is used across all sectors and all different sizes of business. Manufacturing Health Services Financial Services Retail Government Services Education Oil and Gas Services Logistics and Supply Chain Services Lean 6 Sigma White Belt is the beginning of the journey of behavioral and cultural change. All employees can benefit from this course enabling them to understand the methodologies and assist those who are involved in process improvement activities. Course objectives Lean Six Sigma provides a comprehensive and proven approach for the positive transformation of any organization by using the principles, methods, tools, and techniques to improve the key processes that make up the organization. Lean Six Sigma specifically offers the following benefits: Improved Quality of products and services Lower amounts of defects, scrap, and rework Improved delivery times Reduced waiting times Reduced costs Improved customer satisfaction Improved employee morale Course content Brief history of Lean and Six Sigma 5s (Workplace organization) 8 Typical Wastes found in most processes Visual management Standardization Kaizen Activities / Plan, Do, Check, Act (Adjust) Basic Problem Solving What are the benefits There is no examination during this course, as the delegates are fully engaged throughout the day. At the end of the course, they will be equipped with the knowledge required to understand basic process improvement techniques, their benefits and some of the terminology used in readiness to assist their co-workers. In-House Courses Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements. Style of Delivery and Course Leaders This course is delivered in partnership with Lean 6 Services. Our course leaders have extensive industrial experience. They are qualified and experienced Process / Operational Managers 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 Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an ILSSI (International Lean Six Sigma Institute) Accredited training certificate.

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