IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management

Course Description


The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management provides detailed knowledge of environment and sustainability principles, and will arm you with management tools and skills to deliver positive change. It is aimed at staff who already have a foundation level of environmental/sustainability knowledge (gained from work experience or through a course such as the IEMA Foundation Certificate).

The IEMA Certificate meets the requirements for Practitioner Membership of IEMA and the first year’s subscription is included in your course fees (initially affiliate membership is granted but can be upgraded on successful completion of the course).

Course Content

The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management course covers:

Module 1: Fundamentals of sustainability, business and governance

  • Implications of global trends for the environment, society, the economy and for organisations and the role of an environment/ sustainability professional in overcoming these challenges
  • Sustainable business/governance models and principles

Module 2: Environmental Principles, policy and legislation

  • Environmental Principles
  • Major policy and legislation

Module 3: Environmental management/assessment tools and skills

  • Major tools, techniques, systems and practices to develop sustainable products and services and improve sustainability performance
  • The role of innovation in developing sustainable products, services and solutions
  • Data collection, critical analysis and information reporting to inform decision making
  • Problem identification and opportunity assessment for delivery of innovative and sustainable products and services
  • Effective communications
  • Stakeholder identification and engagement
  • Tools, techniques, systems and practices to identify opportunities and risks
  • Project and programme delivery to achieve performance improvements
  • Implementing change and transformation


The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management is assessed by assignments for each module and an assessment of competence (this forms Module 4 of the programme).

Entry Requirements

Some prior knowledge of environmental issues is recommended such as those gained by undertaking the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

Method of Study

This course is available In Classroom or Online e-Learning

Classroom Courses

  • Complete Course 3 weeks (15-days)

Online Courses

Flexible, fully tutor supported on-line learning available anywhere in the world

  • 120 hours of study (6-12 months)
  • Online exam
  • Start any time


High quality, full colour textbooks – £90.00 + Postage & Packaging

  • Study Text – Essential study guide, covering the complete IEMA Syllabus (Printed copy supplied with BSS classroom courses, On-line copy supplied with e-learning courses)


Refunds of fees will only be made for written cancellations received at least 21 days prior to the start of the course (less a 10% cancellation fee to cover administration costs). However, we are happy to accept substitute delegates. Any changes to delegates should be notified, by telephone, as soon as possible.Bookings that are accepted within 48 hours are deemed confirmed and subject to payment, even if the delegate is subsequently unable to attend.

The programme of courses is correct at the time of publication. However, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control.

Please Note

  • This course is run in conjunction with Rapid Results College (RRC)
  • Please feel free to call us to discuss your specific needs.

Course Details

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Classroom: 3 weeks (15-days)

Online e-Learning: 120 hours of study (6-12 months)

Typical capacity:


Typical cost per candidate:

Typical cost per course:

Classroom: £2450.00

Online: £1050.00

All courses conducted in the UK are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Please note: The fee includes an additional fee of £186 payable to IEMA for Exam &