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IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management

Practitioner Membership (PIEMA)

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IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management

Practitioner Membership (PIEMA)

PIEMA Qualification Overview

This course is a qualification designed for those who are experienced in the environmental management profession. A further step on the professional development track for environmental leaders, an IEMA Practitioner Membership demonstrates a professional status that recognises your in-depth knowledge and experience as an environmental practitioner.

Today’s businesses face an array of environmental, social, and governance challenges. Legislative frameworks are becoming increasingly stringent, and stakeholders are demanding more ethical and responsible business practices. Equipping employees with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the sustainability landscape is imperative. 

The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management is an internationally recognised qualification aimed at environmental professionals. It is respected for its rigorous standards and certification signifies a high level of expertise and a commitment to best practice.  

Gaining IEMA Practitioner Membership (PIEMA) is a key milestone for those driving environmental standards, providing a framework to support current efforts and helping delegates maximise impacts on the triple bottom line. Our IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management programme equips environmental professionals with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to excel in their role and drive meaningful change. 

Why gain a PIEMA Qualification?

Having a PIEMA-qualified individual within your organisation is a strategic asset, demonstrating to stakeholders your commitment to adopting more responsible practices and improving your sustainability credentials. It provides the knowledge and expertise needed to progress on your journey to becoming a responsible and ethical business that puts the needs of people, profit and planet at the heart of its growth strategy. 

PIEMA covers a comprehensive range of topics and skills, from understanding sustainability and governance to in-depth environmental management tools. This broad skill set makes PIEMA-qualified individuals highly versatile and adaptable in a variety of roles and sectors. Partner with Wylde as your trusted provider and place your business at the forefront of the sustainability revolution. 

What are the topics covered in a PIEMA course?

This programme comprises three in-depth modules delivered over three weeks by expert tutors. The delivery methods are flexible to suit your requirements. 

Unit 1 - Fundamentals of sustainability, business and governance
    • Explain the 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. 
    • Explain sustainable business/governance models, their underlying principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services. 
    • Explain sustainable business/governance models, their underlying principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services. 
Unit 2 - Environmental principles, policy and legislation
    • Explain environmental principles and their relationship with organisations, products and services. 
    • Explain major policy and legislation and their implications for organisations, products and services. 
Unit 3 - Environmental management/assessment tools and skills
    • Explain major and relevant tools, techniques, systems and practices, their application and how they can be used to develop sustainable products and services and improve sustainability performance. 
    • Explain the role of innovation and other leading practices in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions. 
    • Collect and critically analyse data and report information that informs decision making. 
    • Identify problems and assess opportunities that deliver innovative and sustainable products and services. 
    • Determine, implement and measure methods of effective communication with stakeholders. 
    • Apply or implement tools, techniques, systems and practices that identify opportunities and risks. 
    • Deliver projects and programmes that achieve performance improvement. 
    •  Implement change and transformation. 
How is the PIEMA course assessed?

The assessment for modules 1-3 of this course is through knowledge-based 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 demonstrates how the knowledge learnt has been practically applied within the workplace.  

Once the assessment is successfully completed, you will receive a certificate and will be sent details of how to join IEMA as a Practitioner Member, including your PIEMA professional suffix and all other benefits that come with being a member of a professional body. 

Benefits of IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management

Business benefits 

    • Upskilling your environmental professional to deliver positive impacts. 
    • Improving environmental performance and credentials. 
    • Reassurance that you understand the regulatory landscape and what is required to be compliant. 
    • The internationally recognised qualification demonstrates commitment and vision to stakeholders. 

Delegate benefits 

    • Empowered with knowledge and tools to further your career and maximise your impact as an Environmental and Sustainability Practitioner. 
    • Gain the competence and confidence to support business transformation and drive positive change. 
    • Enjoy the kudos and benefits of becoming an IEMA Practitioner Member, including gaining professional recognition, connecting with people on a global scale, and having access to practical guidance and toolkits. 
When's the next PIEMA course?

In-person (Training Centre):

November 2023 – January 2024

  • Unit 1: 27th November – 1st December 2023
  • Unit 2:
  • Unit 3:

February – April 2024

  • Unit 1: 5th-9th February 2024
  • Unit 2: 11th-15th March 2024
  • Unit 3: 22nd-25th April 2024

Online (Virtual Classroom):

November 2023 – January 2024

  • Unit 1: 6th-10th November 2023
  • Unit 2:
  • Unit 3:
Programme Details

This practical three week programme is a must for businesses who want to realise the competitive advantages of being sustainable.  

As part of this course, delegates will also receive a year of IEMA Practitioner membership.  

At Wylde Connections, we go the extra mile to ensure that delegates gain the most from the course. They will have access to lots of additional support as well as access to a wealth of resources through our Business Knowledge Builder platform.  


Key Information
Who is this course for?

The PIEMA course is aimed at companies who need members of their staff to have recognised qualifications to support their role as sustainability practitioners, or individuals working in an environmental management or sustainability related role to prepare for IEMA Practioner membership.

With sustainability being a topic that is high on the agenda for most companies, you will want to identify which members of your team would benefit from gaining this qualification and the positive impact this would have on your business. 

Typically, this course is attended by Environmental Managers, Health and Safety Managers, HR Managers, and Quality Managers to complement their skills and enhance their job role.  

Entry Requirements

You will need a foundation level of environmental and/or sustainability knowledge gained through work experience or a relevant course, such as the Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management.

Flexible Delivery to Match Your Needs 

There are several different ways for delegates to access this training programme, designed to suit your business needs.  

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Virtual Classroom

£2,750 + VAT per delegate

Delivered through Wylde’s online platform’s, the virtual classroom programme is delivered by experienced tutors who bring the experience of the classroom into the virtual environment.

Delegates will benefit from peer-to-peer interactions and activities, and will have access to a wealth of online resources to supplement the learning experience, including online community forums.  

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Training Centre

£3,125 + VAT per delegate

A maximum of up to 15 delegates from a range of companies and sectors learn together in a prestigious training facility at a central location in Warwickshire. Learners will benefit from the peer-to-peer interactions and activities, helping them to share real world experiences to enhance their knowledge and skills. 

Delegates will have access to a wealth of online resources to supplement their learning experience as well as online community forums. 

Included With Every Course

Interactive Content

Engaging content which helps to make learning more fun.

Video Content

A rich library of video content in all our courses and on our YouTube channel. 

Resource Library

A rich resource of articles, videos, links and reading lists to enhance your understanding and fill knowledge gaps.

Course Community

Swap information and ideas with your cohort and peers. 

Game-Based Learning

Embed learning through games and interactive content.

News & Updates

Stay ahead of trends, issues, and changing legislation to keep your finger on the pulse.

Are you ready to drive change in your business?

Why Choose Wylde?

We are not just a training company. Wylde has invested a lot of time, energy and money in creating and developing our sustainability and leadership expertise. Our unique blend of services means that you have access to the best support whether this is through our learning platform, training programmes and workshops or through our comprehensive sustainability and leadership consultancy support.  

We have made it our business to become the Trusted Sustainability Partner of choice for our clients no matter what size they are or what sector they operate in. It’s our goal to help as many companies as we can to have a greater positive impact for the benefit of planet and people as well as prosperity. 

Your dedicated team includes fully qualified and experienced sustainability and leadership professionals who will support and guide you through your learning journey. You will also be supported by the wider Wylde team, who bring a diverse range of perspectives and practical experience to enrich your learning experience. 

Meet our team…

Our tutors are not just educators; they are seasoned professionals who have been at the forefront of the sustainability movement. They provide real-world insights to complement theoretical knowledge to ensure course content is applied within contemporary business situations.  

With their guidance, delegates will be empowered to mot only navigate the current sustainability landscape but to actively shape it. That will not only help secure a more sustainable future for all but help your business build resilience, drive efficiencies and gain competitive advantage.  

James Wyse FIEMA CEnv

James Wyse FIEMA CEnv

Sustainability Trainer & Senior Consultant

Khandiz Joni MIEMA CEnv

Khandiz Joni MIEMA CEnv

Sustainability Trainer & Senior Consultant

Khandiz Joni MIEMA CEnv

Khandiz Joni MIEMA CEnv

Sustainability Trainer & Senior Consultant

James Wyse FIEMA CEnv

James Wyse FIEMA CEnv

Sustainability Trainer & Senior Consultant

 Dr Denise Taylor PIEMA

Dr Denise Taylor PIEMA

Managing Director

Charlotte Taylor CMgr

Charlotte Taylor CMgr

Operational Director

Anne Wilkinson

Anne Wilkinson

Leadership Consultant & NED

Callum John PIEMA

Callum John PIEMA

Sustainability Consultant

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