IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management

The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management provides a solid foundation of environment and sustainability knowledge to build on, and covers a wide range of environment and sustainability principles.

The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management provides an excellent introduction to sustainability
Study Online, in a Classroom or In-Company.
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It is aimed at staff who have recently become involved in environmental management and teaches you how to effectively manage environmental impacts and reduce risk, improve resource efficiency and increase the positive impact on society and the environment.
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Course Dates & Fees
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Benefits of achieving the IEMA Foundation Certificate:

  • Boost your career prospects
  • Contribute fully to the environmental sustainability of your organisation
  • Entitled to Associate membership of IEMA (AIEMA)

RRC is an accredited IEMA course provider offering the IEMA Foundation Certificate throughout the world:

  • Classroom: 5 day course: London & In-Company
  • Online: Around 40 hours of study + assessment - available worldwide
  • In-Company Training: available worldwide

RRC offer you more than any other IEMA provider:

  • 90 years experience in training & education   
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Above average exam pass rates
  • Teaching and support from a team of expert tutors

IEMA Foundation Certificate Content

The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course covers:

  • Implications of global trends for the environment, society, the economy and for organisations
  • Sustainable business/governance principles
  • Environmental Principles
  • Major policy and legislation
  • Major tools, techniques, systems and practices to improve sustainability performance
  • The role of innovation in developing sustainable products, services and solutions
  • Data collection, analysis and evaluation
  • Research and planning for sustainable solutions
  • Effective communications and feedback
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Tools and techniques to identify opportunities and risks
  • Environmental and sustainability performance improvement


The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is assessed by a 1-hour multiple choice exam, which is completed online.

IEMA Foundation Certificate ONLINE

  • Available 24/7 Worldwide
  • Around 40 hours of study including Online exams (can be completed in 2-6 months)
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method

Online Learning with RRC

  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Money Back Guarantee
  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online study including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • Unlimited tutor support by a team of expert tutors
  • Full PDF copy of the IEMA study text to download for offline study
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
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Overview of the IEMA Foundation Certificate Online Course

IEMA Foundation Certificate CLASSROOM

  • Available in London
  • 1 week course (5 days) + assignments
  • Ideal for those who like a traditional, structured learning environment away from their workplace

Classroom Learning with RRC

  • Expert teaching from highly experienced IEMA approved trainers.
  • Professional training environment - providing the perfect environment to learn.
  • World class learning resources - access to RRC’s online resources from the moment you register, and printed IEMA study texts supplied on the first day of your course.
  • Refreshments throughout the day including lunch.
  • Advice and support from the RRC Trainer & Customer Service Teams.
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Interest Free Instalment Plans.

IEMA Foundation Certificate IN-COMPANY

RRC is a fully approved IEMA Training Provider and can help you cost-effectively train your staff.

  • In-Company Classroom: effective and cost & time efficient. Available Worldwide.
  • Training Contracts: send your staff to our open classroom courses in London at discounted rates
  • Online: ideal for training teams across multiple sites, with discounts on standard fees for bulk licences
  • Bespoke: courses can be tailored to meet your specific sector and/or translated into any language

Why Businesses Choose the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management:

  • Course approved and examined by IEMA, an internationally recognised environmental body
  • Certificate issued by IEMA, guaranteeing quality of training and delegates achievement
  • Improved productivity & profitability through:
    • Improved workforce satisfaction through increased environmental awareness throughout the organisation
    • Enhanced reputation and brand value with customers and suppliers
    • Reduction in costs arising from reduced energy, water, raw material usage

IEMA Foundation Certificate FAQs

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements for thise course

How long does the course take to complete?

The classroom course takes 5 days to complete, and via e-learning takes around 40 hours to complete.

Can I try the online course before I enrol?

Yes, you can sign up for a free e-learning trial here.

Can I pay the course fees in instalments?

Course fees can be paid in up to a maximum of four monthly instalments. For UK customers instalments can be paid over 12 months. Click here for more information.

What happens if I fail the exam?

The assessments can be re-sat if they are not passed.

Can I complete the exam online?

If you are studying RRC's Online course, the assessment can be completed online.

What is the difference between online, elearning and distance learning?

Online & elearning are just different words for the same thing. Distance Learning, means learning at a distance but is commonly used to describe the more traditional paper based study, RRC do provide the complete study text which you can download and study off line thus giving you the option of how you study the course

Do I have to pay VAT if I am outside of the UK?

Only companies outside of the UK who can provide a valid VAT number will be exempt from VAT. All individuals irrespective of their location will have to pay VAT.

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