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The IEMA Foundation Certificate will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to contribute to environmental and sustainability management in your organisation.

This course is designed especially for those starting a career in environmental management, who want a solid foundation of environmental and sustainability expertise to build upon.

Why choose British Safety Council?

We offer high-quality tutorial support, excellent materials, exceptional support to all our students and the creation of an engaging and positive learning environment.

Unlimited expert support from our dedicated expert tutors until you pass.

All our learners will have free access to all our excellent online interactive Digital Learning Resources and Study Support Hub, with additional resources, tutor guidance and forums to talk with tutors and other students

From the very start of your studies, our expert tutors are committed to guiding you through your course, providing supportive learning and application of your knowledge in real-world scenarios, enabling you to confidently achieve your certificate.

The British Safety Council has been a trusted provider of health, safety sustainability and wellbeing education for over 65 years, with exceptional pass rates. Not only will you be joining our large cohort of students who have successfully completed their professional development with the British Safety Council, but you will also be supporting our global charitable activities in our dedication to making sure no one is injured or made ill through their work.

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IEMA Course Information

What’s the outcome?

The IEMA Foundation Certificate will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to contribute to environmental and sustainability management in your organisation. It will also boost your career prospects.

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, you automatically become an Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this certificate, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

Course overview

This course covers a wide range of topics including environmental principles, legislation, management tools and discusses the role of innovation and leading practices in developing sustainable products, services and solutions.

A copy of the full syllabus can be downloaded here.

To study the IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Management you must be a member of IEMA. The cost of this is £118 for 12 months membership (no VAT), this will be added to your basket at checkout. If you already have membership, you will still need to purchase another 12 months.

Assessment

Regardless of your chosen route of study, you will have the option to complete your assessment on line. The 1-hour open-book multiple choice examination is undertaken (at home or in the workplace) within 28 days of the end of the course.

Results and Certificates

You will receive your certificate parchment within 8 weeks of the successful completion of your online assessment.

Learning progression: What’s next?

Once completed, our students often continue their studies by completing an IOSH Managing Safely, NEBOSH National General, NEBOSH Construction or sometimes broadening their knowledge with our shorter courses, such as British Safety Council Risk Assessments. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Study Methods and Booking

Digital Learning

The IEMA Foundation Certificate Digital Learning programme allows you to study at your own pace and in your own time.

Our online programme includes tutorial videos, a digital text book, interactive exercises, and practice questions to make sure you are fully prepared for the examination. You will also have access to our Study Support Hub, full of additional technical and soft skill resources to assist you with your study techniques and overcome procrastination and self-doubt, to enable you to excel in your learning. You will also have free, unlimited access, to our Study Support tutors and can engage in our student forum community.

To study the IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Management you must be a member of IEMA. The cost of this is £124 for 12 months membership (no VAT). If you already have membership, you will still need to purchase another 12 months. The cost of IEMA Membership will be added at the checkout.

After you have finished studying, contact us to book your exam. The cost for an exam is £37 + VAT.

Why digital learning?

  • Study wherever and whenever suits you
  • Perfect for people with busy lives
  • Most cost-effective way to study

Virtual Classroom

You will get all the benefits of Digital Learning plus experience an expert tutor-led delivery in our virtual classrooms online. You can join our 5-day course via the web using a PC, laptop, tablet or phone and study in any location. Throughout this course, you can interact with our expert tutors, engage in group discussions and network with other students.  Our learning is student-centric, full of activities, case studies and discussions, helping you to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

The 1-hour open-book multiple-choice examination is undertaken online (at home or in the workplace) within 28 days of the end of the course and is included in the price.

To study the IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Management you must be a member of IEMA. The cost of this is £124 for 12 months membership (no VAT). If you already have membership, you will still need to purchase another 12 months. The cost for IEMA membership will be added at the checkout.

Why virtual classroom?

  • Benefits of both digital and face to face training
  • Engage with group discussions
  • Interact with our expert tutors

Face To Face

All the benefits of Digital Learning, plus experience our 5-day course studying within a classroom, networking with other learners, engaging with your tutor, being part of a community and even enjoying the delicious lunches. Book at one of our convenient locations across the UK.

The 1-hour open-book multiple-choice examination is undertaken online (at home or in the workplace) within 28 days of the end of the course and is included in the price.

To study the IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Management you must be a member of IEMA. The cost of this is £118 for 12 months membership (no VAT). If you already have membership, you will still need to purchase another 12 months. The cost for IEMA membership will be added at the checkout. 

Why face to face?

  • Engage with your tutor
  • Opportunity to network with other students
  • Free from workplace distractions

In-Company

Either virtual class or we can visit your workplace or a third party venue and deliver this 5-day course on dates of your choice

A cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation, creating a study community with your colleagues, building team relationships and discussing hazards and risks relevant to your organisation.  Our dedicated account managers can guide you through the options that suit your organisation to support your learning requirements. 

The 1-hour open-book multiple-choice examination is undertaken online (at home or in the workplace) within 28 days of the end of the course and is included in the price

To study the IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Management you must be a member of IEMA. The cost of this is £124 for 12 months membership (no VAT). If you already have membership, you will still need to purchase another 12 months. 

Why in-company?

  • Cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation
  • Creates a study community with your colleagues
  • Allows you to tailor the training to your organisation

Queries and feedback

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you wish to provide feedback regarding the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

How long does the IEMA certificate last for?

The IEMA Foundation Certificate is valid for life. We do recommend that you regularly refresh your knowledge.

What happens if I have to re-sit my IEMA assessment.

We will continue to offer you support and access to resources until you pass. We will provide two free attempts on your assessment, thereafter the assessment fees are not included.

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