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July 1, 2021

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IEMA courses aim to provide practitioners with environmental recognition

The transition to a net zero future by 2050, while at the same time restoring the UK’s natural environment, tackling the plastics crisis, and developing resilience to climate change, will require significant change across the whole of society and the economy.

Individual sectors, including construction and engineering, are developing net-zero roadmaps and each of them requires skilled workers to make the necessary changes and decisions. You have an opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge and to play your part in the transition to a sustainable future with a Certificate or Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management through IEMA (The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), complementing your expertise in Safety and Health.

The Government’s “Green Industrial Revolution” puts “Green Jobs” centre-stage and the skills and roles that are needed to deploy new low carbon infrastructure and technology while ensuring a “just transition” in sectors and communities which will be affected, such as oil and gas, offer significant opportunities. More pressure will be placed on employers to integrate climate and environmental considerations into all their work – ensuring a “future-fit” workforce is vital. Safety and Health has always had a close relationship with sustainability and the environment so it is likely that employers will start looking to you for answers.

IEMA’s Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is a five-day course that will give you a foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge to build on. Covering a wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles, this course will give you an understanding of the breadth of the sustainability agenda, and the management tools and skills that they will need when working within this area. It is designed for those of you who are new to the environment, and you don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to book.

IEMA’s Certificate in Environmental Management fifteen-day course is designed for those of you who have some knowledge and experience of the environment and covers more detail than the foundation certificate. As well as improving your knowledge, this course takes it one step further and provides you with the ability to apply environmental management and assessment tools that are needed to be an effective practitioner.

Stay relevant in a changing workforce. Upskill now and gain recognition as an environmental practitioner, adding that vital ‘E’ to your ‘SH’ expertise.

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