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Course Detail

EAF002 - Session 3/5 - IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

Course Duration
Excluding breaks and assessment, 40 hours is the minimum required guided learning hours for this course.

Date and Time

This course will be delivered online over five-days between 09:00 and 17:00 Hours
• Day 1: 2 November 2020
• Day 2: 6 November 2020
• Day 3: 9 November 2020
• Day 4: 16 November 2020
• Day 5: 23 November 2020

There are only two available places for this course. After completing this course, you will be expected to commit 12 days over a 12-month period by being involved in supporting the delivery of QMUL’s environmental sustainability objectives.

Course Overview
This course has been developed to provide learners with a foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge to build upon.

The wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles covered ensures that learners appreciate and understand the breadth of the sustainability agenda, and the focus on specific management tools and skills provides learners with an introduction to practical application that they will need when working within this arena.

Successful completion of the course and of the assessment enables Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). IEMA is the membership body for more than 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide.

Course Outline
The three main areas covered by this course are:

1. Core Knowledge (Fundamentals of Sustainability and Fundamental Business and Governance Principles and Issues)

2. Technical Knowledge – Environment (Fundamental Environmental Issues and Principles; Policy, Regulation and Legislation; Management and Assessment Tools; Innovative and Leading Practices)

3. Knowledge of skills (Analytical Thinking; Problem Reframing and Resolution; Effective Communication; Relationship Development; Resilience, Risk and Continual Improvement; Delivering Sustainable Solutions; Leadership for Change)

Key Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes associated with this course are:

1. Outline the implications of global trends for the environment, for society, for the economy and for organisations

2. Outline sustainable business/governance principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services

3. Outline environmental principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services

4. Outline major policy and legislation and their implications for organisations, products and services

5. Outline major tools, techniques, systems and practices used to improve sustainability performance

6. Outline the role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions

7. Collect data, perform analysis, and evaluate information where appropriate

8. Research and plan to provide sustainable solutions

9. Deliver effective communication and capture feedback

10. Engage with stakeholders

11. Outline tools and techniques that identify opportunities and risks

12. Identify and propose ways to improve performance

13. Support change and transformation to improve sustainability

The course is assessed in English and the assessment is via a 1 hour open-book online multiple-choice exam.

Candidates for whom English is a second language are advised that their reading and writing skills should be equivalent to at least Level 6 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test for Non-Native Speakers of English. Candidates may obtain information on this language testing service from the IELTS website (

Candidates may re-sit the examination by re-registering either directly through IEMA or by reregistering through their IEMA Training Centre and sitting the examination at the next available date.

There is no limit to the number of re-sits a candidate can take; the first re-sit can be taken free-of charge but thereafter re-sit fees apply.

If you are interested in participating in this course you must have successfully completed the IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course (Course Code EAF001 for Sept 2020 bookings).

Email for further information about this course and other initiatives coordinated by QMUL’s Sustainability Team


Provided by: QMUL


Date: Monday 9 November 2020

Venue: Online - Zoom, Zoom, Webinar/Online

Time: 09:00 - 17:00


  • Dr P Tamuno