In an era where the importance of environmental preservation and awareness is near-universally acknowledged, the role of the environmental manager has never been more relevant. The importance of natural resource management, ensuring compliance with constantly-changing environmental legislation and generally functioning in an eco-conscious manner represents an ongoing and fast-accelerating concern across all contemporary sectors. Charged with the responsibility of assisting a business or organisation in meeting its environmental obligations, professional environmental managers are both highly-valued and sought-after across the private and public sector alike.
This Diploma in Environmental Management, offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the subject’s most important core concepts, along with an in-depth exploration of contemporary environmental management issues. With no specific prior experience or knowledge required, course content begins with an introductionto global environmental issues, moving on to introduceurbanisation, agriculture, environmental planning and conservation. Candidates are also introduced to biodiversity, energy management and the importance of environmental risk management.
Upon completion, successful candidates are instilled with the extensive knowledge and insights required to begin or advance an existing career as an environmental management specialist, working for an established business within the private sector or a local/national public sector organisation. A variety of options for setting out as a private contractor also open up.
Diploma in Environmental Management consists of following 10 units:
Unit 1 - What is Environment?
The opening course unit provides candidates with a broad introduction to the environment as a concept, introducing the ecosystem and its core components, discussing the manmade environment and exploring both the food web and the food chain.
Unit 2 - Global Environmental Issues
A series of key contemporary environmental issues are introduced and investigated in the second unit, which primarily focuses on the threat to biodiversity, global warming and the causes, effects and possible responses to climate change.
Unit 3 - Environmental Planning
The essential fundamentals and ultimate goals of environmental planning take precedence in Unit 3. Content incorporates the investigation of environmental management and evolution, the fundamentals and principles of sustainable development and the concept of sustainable environment.
Unit 4 - Environmental Management Systems
This unit introduces an array of core concepts in relation to environmental management systems, including important ISO standards, PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), energy efficiency, the environmental audit, environmental accounting, impact assessment, effect measurement, environmental trade shifts and more.
Unit 5 - Environmental Law
This unit outlines the statutory regimes for the control of pollution. It also discusses the main legal requirements for the management of waste in detail. In this unit the students also explore main legal requirements for the management of water.
Unit 6 - Environmental Policy
Unit 6 discusses the key requirements for an environmental policy and Identifies the key considerations that should be taken into account when developing an environmental policy.
Unit 7 - Planning for Environmental Improvement
In this units the students learn about Identifying environmental impacts that arise from environmental aspects. They also learn about evaluating the significance of environmental aspects.
Unit 8 - Implementation-Improving Environmental Performance
This unit discusses the manager's role in setting, monitoring and communicating objectives and targets in detail. The unit also Identifies suitable operational controls to improve environmental performance.
Unit 9 - Checking Environmental Performance
This unit describes how to monitor, measure and evaluate the effectiveness of implementation. You are also introduced to the key stages of the environmental audit process in this unit.
Unit 10 - Reviewing and Reporting Environmental Performance
Unit 10 outlines the role of environmental reporting and discusses the methods and formats available for preparing and presenting reports.
Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)
No of Installments: 12
Each Installment: £38
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £460
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
What is ABC Awards?
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Our highest-level environmental management qualification will prime you for a rewarding and fulfilling career in a field of unique importance. Positions in environmental management extend to public and private sectors alike, with typical positions including project manager, data analyst, researcher, social scientist, sustainability analyst, operations manager, PR manager, energy auditor and more, with salaries varying from around £20,000 to more than £40,000 with experience.
260 Hours Approx.
No Entry Requirements
To be honest, I sort of fell into BOLC by accident on the recommendation of a friend. I’ve since taken up a job as a social scientist, studying the environmental effects of the urban environment. Turned out to be a great decision!
The flexibility of the course is what won me over with BOLC. Being able to keep working full-time while studying for a high-level diploma was an absolute godsend. Highly recommended to anyone.