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IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce


The Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce course is perfect for those working in any job role across all sectors. Participants are offered an opportunity to gain an insight into the most appropriate ways to embed environmental sustainability into the way they carry out their responsibilities.

This course covers the main environmental risks and opportunities facing organisations; the importance of resource efficiency; the impacts of pollution, pollution prevention and control and legislation; the impact of transport; and how employees can support teh delivery of good environmental outcomes.

This certified continue professional development (CPD) course will be delivered by the Head of Sustainability. 

Course Tutor

Dr Philip Tamuno

Course Duration

1 Day course.

Who is this Course For?

This course is ideally suited for those working in any staff or PhD researcher role. There are no formal entry requirements. 

Materials and Certification

A full range of training materials are available for this course.

This qualification comes with structured learner workbooks, a trainer manual and an online assessment coordinated by IEMA.

This course is an IEMA Certified course and certificates are provided by IEMA (including QMUL's logo) to learners who have successfully completed the course. 


The assessment for Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce consists of an online 20 question multiple-choice test and Learners must achieve 70% to pass. The test is completed through the IEMA assessment portal. All registered candidates will receive an assessment link from IEMA.

Learnings and Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of the main environmental and economic risks and opportunities, compliance obligations, business drivers for change, hot to improve environmental performance. 

Booking Information

Please book online at https://www.esdcourses.org.uk/userlistcourse.php Course Code EAF001 or email sustainability@qmul.ac.uk if you have any queries.

The Course is scheduled for the below dates (9-5pm):

14 July 2021 -  Places available

18 Aug 2021 -  Places available

15 Sept 2021-  Places available

13 Oct 2021 Places available

8 Dec 2021 -   Places available


"I attended the IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce sessions In July. It was two sessions via Teams supported by a workbook which was available in hardcopy or electronic.

The course was very interesting and thought provoking. I am proud that Queen Mary is committed to Environmental Sustainability.

One of the strands of the course was that Environmental Sustainability makes economic sense.  This was certainly true when I decided to subscribe to my daily newspaper online.  Instant reduction in paper wastage, saving on the cost of buying the paper and the convenience of it being available on my phone.

Within the department we are also looking at recycling batteries. We are also moving towards managed PC to make it easier to pass PCs from previous students to new students".

Evadne Gordon, Dental Physical Sciences Unit Centre for Oral Bioengineering