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The 2-day Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers course aims to provide supervisors and managers with a strategic and operational overview of environmental sustainability as it affects their specific industry and work area. 

The course is taught with practical activities and workshops throughout, with lots of engaging dialogue.

Why choose us?

  • We create a positive learning environment for all our students.
  • We provide high quality tutorial support, excellent materials and a supportive learning journey.
  • Our expert trainers create interactive sessions that are informative and engaging and help support learning by applying knowledge using real world scenarios.
  • Unlimited dedicated study support with additional resources, tutor guidance and forums to talk with tutors and other students
  • Our pass rate is well above the national average, which means you have a greater chance of passing the first time around.
  • For over 60 years, the British Safety Council has been educating millions of workers and making hundreds of thousands of workplaces safer around the world.
  • We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, a trusted brand and a leader in driving health, safety and wellbeing innovation and engagement across our global community.

Course information

Course content

  1. Why net zero?
  2. Responding to net zero
  3. Greenhouse gas accounting – a primer
  4. Carbon neutrality
  5. Net zero methodologies
  6. Developing a decarbonisation plan
  7. Net zero across the value chain
  8. Communicating net zero

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be able to explain:

  • Explain what is net zero and related terms 
  • Explain the urgency of the underlying climate science driving the net zero agenda 
  • Explain the main international policy context for responding to the climate crisis 
  • Explain the UK policy context and drivers 
  • Explain the risks and opportunities of net zero including on future business viability, reputation, supply chain vulnerabilities etc 
  • Explain the business and environmental benefits of low carbon goods and services 
  • Explain the requisite corporate governance, resourcing and accountability for delivering net zero 
  • Explain how to establish a greenhouse gas inventory across all three scopes 
  • Explain the main principles of greenhouse gas accounting (including using activity data and emission factors) 
  • Explain what carbon neutral means and its application for organisations, products and services 
  • Explain how to establish science-based targets (methodologies) 
  • Explain how to establish a net zero strategy (near- and long-term targets) 
  • Implement a decarbonisation plan with suitable targets and milestones to deliver on a science-based target and/or net zero objective 
  • Explain how to reduce greenhouse emissions where these are influenced but not directly controlled (Scope 3) 
  • Explain how to communicate externally about responses to the climate crisis, net zero and making robust green claims 

Who is this course for?

This course is ideally suited for supervisors and managers across all sectors and has no formal entry requirements; however, it is strongly preferred that the candidate is in a practising role that will allow them to deeply understand the areas explored over the duration of the course.

What’s the outcome?

Be awarded a Pathways to Net Zero certificate from Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), global professional body for over 20,000 individuals and 300 organisations working, studying or interested in the environment and sustainability.

Course requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, 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.

Tutor support

Your tutor will provide support in relation to subject content and assessment preparation. You can also contact our dedicated Study Support Advisor.

Assessment and results

The assessment for Pathways to Net Zero consists of an online 20 question multiple-choice. The test is completed through the IEMA assessment portal and candidates are sent a link upon registration to the assessment.

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

Qualification level

Pathways to Net Zero is a short course

Learning progression: What’s next?

Once completed, our students often continue their studies by completing a NEBOSH National General Certificate or Foundation in IEMA, or sometimes broadening their knowledge with our shorter courses, such as BSC Risk Assessments.

Learner’s Agreement

British Safety Council will:

  • Use suitably qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the tuition
  • Cover all the specification learning outcomes
  • Provide or direct you to the information you need to pass the qualification
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and examination technique
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times.

You must:

  • Attend all scheduled sessions
  • Contribute to group discussions in a positive manner
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
  • Complete the required number of revision hours
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and examination technique
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity.

Queries and complaints

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

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

Study Methods and Booking

Virtual Classroom

Study this two-day course remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as you would in a classroom.

Students join via the web using a PC, laptop or tablet. The course is run using Zoom, but students don’t need to download any software.  Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.

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 assessment is taken online.

Why virtual classroom?

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

In-Company

Either virtual classroom or we can visit your workplace or a third party venue and deliver this 2-day course on dates of your choice.

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.

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.

This is an effective way of training a group of people as it saves on travel costs and allows students to keep in touch with work. 

The assessment is taken online.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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]).

You can also refer the matter to IEMA ([email protected]).

Q: How long is the IEMA Pathways to Net Zero course?

A: 2 days

Q: What study materials do I need for my IEMA courses?

A: You do not need to supply your own study materials for your IEMA course. Learners doing the live on line course will be provided with all the necessary information online, while those doing the classroom-based course will be provided with the appropriate physical learning materials

Q: How long does the IEMA certificate last for?

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