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IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management Africa

Develop your Skills in Environmental Management

IEMA course certified logoThe IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is an internationally recognised qualification that will provide you with a basic understanding of environmental issues and the impacts of organisations on the environment.

This qualification is suitable for staff in organisations operating across all industry sectors in Africa.

Course Overview:

The IEMA Foundation course covers the global and local environmental issues and provides a practical approach to enable organisations to improve their environmental performance and reduce their impacts. The course is divided into 7 elements nd covers:

  • Element 1: Core Environmental Principles
  • Element 2: Sustainability and Mega-trends
  • Element 3: Policy and Legislation
  • Element 4: Environmental Management Systems
  • Element 5: Performance Evaluation
  • Element 6: Additional Management and Assessment Tools
  • Element 7: Communication and the Management of Change

Assessment and certification

The Foundation Certificate is a 5 day course which is assessed through a 1 hour online multiple choice test hosted by IEMA.  You should receive your results within 6 to 8 weeks of completing the online exam.

Who is the IEMA Foundation Certificate for?

The IEMA Foundation Certificate aims to raise the competence of those who have recently become involved in environmental management or for whom environmental management is a part of a wide range of responsibilities. It will develop your knowledge and skills further and improve your career opportunities.

What will I gain by achieving the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

Delegates who successfully complete the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management will be eligible for 1 year's Affiliate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management (IEMA).

Enhance your career opportunities in Africa by adding the environment to your skillset with the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management.

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“Best course I have attended in years. The tutor was fantastic and her delivery, knowledge and approach made us all feel welcome.”

Ian Jarvis, Safety Advisor, Dawnus


How long does it take to complete the IEMA Foundation Certificate qualification?

For classroom courses it takes 5 days including the exam.

How is the IEMA Foundation Certificate assessed?

The IEMA Foundation course has 30 questions that are multiple choice. You have 1 hour to complete the exam. In order to pass you must answer 21 questions correctly.

How can I study for the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

We offer the IEMA Foundation Certificate through the following learning methods:
  • Online - for individuals and companies looking for a flexible, cost-effective way to learn
  • In-company - for companies looking to train groups of delegates

When will I receive my IEMA results and certificate?

Because the exam is online, you'll get your results and know if you passed or failed straight away. You'll receive your hard copy certificate in the post within 12 weeks of passing your exam.