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IEMA Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce



The Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce is a certified continuing professional development (CPD) course, which 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 the delivery of good environmental outcomes.

Course Tutor

Dr Philip Tamuno CEnv, MIEMA (Head of Sustainability Queen Mary, University of London)

Course Duration

1 Day (8 Hours inclusive of breaks)

Course Features

This course is accompanied by a learner manual that was developed by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). 

The leaner manual contains:

  • Detail course content
  • Case studies
  • Course activities
  • Links to references and further information

On successful completion of this course, participants will be equipped with knowledge understanding of:

  • The main environmental and economic risks and opportunities
  • Compliance obligations and business drivers for change
  • The main potential impacts on environmental sustainability
  • Tools that can be used to improve or contribute to improving environmental performance

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. 

Course Assessment

The course assessment consists of an online 20 question multiple-choice test and Learners must achieve 70% to pass. The test is completed via the IEMA assessment portal.

Booking Information

Please book online at Course Code EAF001 or email if you have any queries. 

  • Wednesday 13 April 2022: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 8 June 2022: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 20 July 2022: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 10 August 2022: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 14 September 2022: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 7 December 2022: 9am-5pm

Course Testimonial

"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


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