The course is designed for managers, supervisors and employees based in the UK, who have responsibility for managing environment issues as a part of their day-to-day work. The qualification focuses on UK environmental laws and International management systems, such as ISO 14001.
The syllabus covers the practical issues of managing environmental risk, taking a risk management approach based on best practices and international standards, including:
Environmental Management Systems and Impact Assessments
Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency
Control of pollution
Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies
No previous environmental knowledge is required but students must be able to write short reports. The written paper consists of one 'long-answer' question and ten 'short-answer' questions.