Choosing the Right IEMA Course
IEMA courses are accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and are suitable for those responsible for environmental management and/or will be carrying out environmental audits within their organisation.
Who are IEMA?
IEMA are the ‘worldwide alliance of environment and sustainability professionals’; the aim of IEMA is to make businesses and organisations future-proof for global sustainability.
IEMA provide tools and resources to aid research and knowledge, including the IEMA courses which provide qualifications for professionals to take their careers to the highest level.
Those who wish to become members of IEMA can join at a level applicable to them; levels available are:
- Graduate (GradIEMA)
- Associate (AIEMA)
- Practitioner (PIEMA)
- Full (MIEMA)
- Fellow (FIEMA)
Do you have to become a member to sit an IEMA course?
No – you can sit a course as a non-member, which will stand you in good stead should you wish to join as a member afterwards. A graduate who wants to earn GradIEMA status would have to prove that they had completed an IEMA approved degree course before earning this.
IEMA Course Options
IEMA courses are available throughout the UK, typically as open public courses at a location to suit. However, it is possible to arrange dedicated courses at a specific venue should the number of attendees be large enough. It is best to discuss this with the company you are using to book.
IEMA EMS Auditing Courses
These courses are suitable for those carrying out Environmental Auditing, either at trainee or qualified level.
Courses available include:
- IEMA Internal EMS Auditor course
- IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing (for trainees)
- IEMA Lead Auditor/Advanced Auditor course (for those who will carrying out 1st, 2nd and 3rd party EMS audits)
IEMA Environmental Management Courses
These IEMA courses are for those who are responsible for environmental management within their organisation, available at either trainee or practitioner level.
Courses available include:
- IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management Course (for those new to environmental management)
- IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management Course
IEMA Diploma Courses
IEMA Diploma courses are for those in specialist environmental or sustainability roles who need to take their skills to the next level. This will include managers, advisers and consultants. IEMA Diploma courses allow successful delegates to progress to full membership of IEMA as well as holding Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv).
It is also possible to sit short introductory IEMA courses, such as the IEMA Environmental Awareness course which gives delegates an overview of environmental issues that may affect their work and how to improve their organisation’s management of these issues.
Others available include:
- Introduction to Environmental Management Systems
- Carbon Footprint Course
- EMS implementation
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Environmental Management for Senior Executives