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IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce

Transform your business from the ground up 

IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce is a short awareness course designed to give all workers a basic understanding of sustainability principles. 

Whether you're looking to comply with ISO 14001 legislation, achieve new sustainability goals, or simply make a positive difference to the world, the IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce will help your business get there. 

IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce Course Facts
Learning Method Online learning
Duration IEMA recommend around 10 hours
Elements 4 elements
Exam 1 online multiple-choice test
What is included? 6 months access to the full course
Exam registration and certificate
Ongoing tutor and technical support
Learner progress reports
Discounts on multiple licences
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Who is the IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course for?

Everyone! All workers play a part in making a business more sustainable. The IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce provides an awareness of key environmental sustainability principles and the steps people can take day-to-day to help maintain a sustainable workplace. 

If you're looking to train Managers and Supervisors, take a look at the IEMA Sustainability Skills for Managers online course. 

Why train your staff with the IEMA Sustainability for the Workforce?

By taking the IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course your staff will be able to:

  • Help reduce your company's waste and create a more sustainable business.
  • Keep your company compliant by working to ISO 14001 standards.
  • Recognise ways to help improve sustainability in their day-to-day role.
  • Contribute to the overall improvement of sustainability across your value supply chain.

What does the course cover?

The course is split into 4 modules and covers:

  1. Risks and opportunities from environmental sustainability
  2. Laws and other compliance obligations
  3. Key environmental sustainability issues
  4. Improving environmental sustainability performance

The course includes a number of case studies to support the key learning outcomes:

  • Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service: Climate change resilience
  • Hanson: Landscape and biodiversity stewardship
  • Kingston University: Collaboration and communication for sustainability

Activities, videos and learning checks are also used throughout the online course to test and challenge the learner's understanding.

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How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed with a 30 minute, multiple-choice test. The test is hosted on the IEMA assessment portal and must be taken within 28 days of completing the course.

Learners will get their results and be notified if they have passed as soon as they have completed the exam. Provided they've passed, they'll receive an IEMA Certificate in the post within 12 weeks.

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What are the course entry requirements?

There aren't any! The IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is a basic awareness course, so learners don't need any environmental sustainability knowledge or experience to take it. 

What level is the IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course?

IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce is a basic awareness course for all levels of learners. If you're looking for something more advanced you might be interested in:

What do my staff need to study the IEMA Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course?

Learners will need:
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone
  • The latest version of their chosen web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
  • Javascript and pop-ups enabled in their web browser
  • A broadband speed of at least 1MB download
Remember, the Astutis support team are always here to help you and your team in setting up or using their course.

What materials will my staff get to support their learning?

Learners will access everything they need to pass their course through our award-winning LMS, including:
  • Interactive course materials with videos and animations to help explain difficult topics
  • Activities to help test their understanding and practice their skills
  • A built-in glossary for instant access to industry-approved definitions and explanations of concepts
  • Additional resources so they can delve deeper into their favourite topics
  • Support from our technical and course team