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Course Detail

PD232 (POSTPONED until further notice) - Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

The Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is a training course for those with staff or researcher roles at QMUL. We cannot accept bookings from PHD students or Masters students and may verify your QMUL role ahead of the workshop.

This training aims to ensure that environmental sustainability is embedded into the way we carry out our responsibilities.

The course covers the main environmental risks (including climate change) 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.

Practical activities will be a feature of the workshop.

As part of the course you will be encouraged to take an online assessment from the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment. The assessment for Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce consists of an online 20 question multiple-choice test and learners must achieve 70 percent to pass. The test will be administered through the IEMA assessment portal. Please contact sustainability@qmul.ac.uk or call 0207 882 8903 with queries about this course or the online assessment.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the main environmental and economic risks and opportunities.
  • Consider and examine compliance obligations and business drivers for change.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the main potential impacts of actions on environmental sustainability.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how to improve environmental performance and make a positive contribution in their roles.

Provided by: QMUL


Date: Wednesday 8 April 2020

Venue: Queens W206 (ME), Queen's Building, Mile End

Time: 09:30 - 16:00


  • Dr P Tamuno