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IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management (PIEMA)

This internationally-recognised course is designed for experienced environmental professionals looking to progress their career. Delegates will gain the knowledge and skills that are needed to be an effective Environmental and Sustainability Practitioner.

IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. A year’s IEMA membership, which commences upon enrolment, is included within Make UK’s training course fee. During the course, you will be a Practitioner Applicant Member and when you successfully complete the course you will be invited to progress your Practitioner Member application (REnvP is an additional cost). As an IEMA member you’ll get access to a range of resources, event invites, and networking opportunities.

Why choose Make UK?

Experience - We deliver more than 10,000 training days a year

Quality - We are a certified IEMA training centre and the only provider of the IEMA Diploma in the world

Flexibility - We offer tailored solutions and a range of delivery methods

Who are Make UK?

Make UK has been supporting businesses for over 125 years and we’re one of the largest training providers in the country.

Together, we help your business to perform and grow.

Benefits of IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management

Business benefits

  • Improve environmental performance
  • Demonstrate commitment to sustainable business practices
  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

Delegate benefits

  • Develop competence and career as an Environmental and Sustainability Practitioner
  • Lead improvements in environmental performance to drive positive change
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification which leads to IEMA practitioner membership, the benchmark for Environmental and Sustainability professionals

Face to face or online – learn your way


Taught with delegates from other organisations at one of our training centres, this rich learning experience allows you to get away from the distractions of the workplace, learn from your peers and focus on your qualification.


The training course is delivered specifically for a group of people at your company - either face-to-face at a time and place to suit you, or via Virtual Classroom. We’ll tailor your course content to your business, bringing it to life.


E-learning programmes that can studied at any time, from anywhere, from any device. This method provides the flexibility for you to study at your own pace and in your own learning style.

OnlinePlus +

Provides all the features and flexibility of an online course, but with the structured support of that a tutor provides via a series of scheduled webinars.


Course Overview

Module 1: Fundamentals of sustainability, business and governance

  • Implications of global trends for the environment, society, the economy and for organisations and the role of an environment/sustainability professional in overcoming these challenges
  • Sustainable business/governance models and principles

Module 2: Environmental principles, policy and legislation

  • Environmental principles
  • Major policy and legislation

Module 3: Environmental management/assessment tools and skills

  • Major tools, techniques, systems and practices to develop sustainable products and services and improve sustainability performance
  • The role of innovation in developing sustainable products, services and solutions
  • Data collection, critical analysis and information reporting to inform decision making
  • Problem identification and opportunity assessment for delivery of innovative and sustainable products and services
  • Effective communications
  • Stakeholder identification and engagement
  • Tools, techniques, systems and practices to identify opportunities and risks
  • Project and programme delivery to achieve performance improvements
  • Implementing change and transformation

How the course is assessed

The assessment for modules 1-3 of this course is through written assignments.

Delegates then need to complete an Assessment of Competence, which must be submitted to IEMA for marking after all other modules have been successfully completed. This is to qualify for Practitioner Membership of IEMA.