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Training: Environmental Courses

Environmental training sessionWith escalating concern for our environment, market leaders are increasingly giving attention to their environmental impact, only too aware that environmental performance of organisations is becoming a primary concern to interested parties. With legislation and public awareness gathering an inexorable momentum, effective environmental management is becoming indispensable.

SEQM offers a comprehensive range of courses designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to achieve effective environmental management.

Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing
SEQM icon This 5-day certified course gives trainee environmental auditors the basic knowledge and awareness necessary to participate effectively in environmental audits and related activities.

On completion of this course delegates will be:

  • Equipped with an understanding of Environmental Management Systems, Auditing and Consultancy skills, Environmental legislation and Environmental aspects/impacts and performance.
  • Eligible for consideration as trainee environmental auditors and participation in audits.

Who should attend?
Length of Course: 5 days

Cost: £980 + VAT
 
  • Internal Environmental Auditors
  • Environmental Managers
  • Supplier and Contractor Auditors
  • Environmental Consultants
 
Next steps: on completion of this course we suggest our Quality & Occupational Health and Safety auditor courses.

Internal EMS Auditor Course
SEQM icon This 3-day certified course is designed to equip individuals with a working understanding of the EMS audit process and how it should be applied to their own organisation's EMS. It is practical and interactive, in order to facilitate the delegates' learning experiences and allow them to exercise their newly acquired skills.

On completion of this course delegates will possess an understanding of:

  • Environmental Management Systems
  • EMS Auditing
  • The principles of auditing
  • The internal audit process
  • Environmental legislation and regulation
  • Environmental aspects and impacts
  • How to obtain and utilise effectively information and advice

This course offers real benefits to a delegate's organisation. It equips delegates to participate in an audit of the organisation's EMS in order to establish its efficiency and effectiveness, suitability to the organisation's objectives, targets and policies, and scope for improvement.
Who should attend?
Length of Course: 3 days

Cost: £590 + VAT
 
  • Internal Environmental Auditors
 
Next steps: on completion of this course we suggest our Quality & Occupational Health and Safety auditor courses.

Resource Efficiency Management Course
SEQM icon This 2-day course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the theory of resource efficiency; practical instruction to reinforce understanding of subject matter and issues; the manner in which to approach a review; practical experience of the application of appropriate data analysis techniques.

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Conduct a resource efficiency review
  • Identify
    • Appropriate sources of existing information
    • Opportunities for resource efficiency activities
    • Potential liabilities (e.g. legal/financial)
  • Understand how to
    • Assess review findings (quantitatively and qualitatively)
    • Categorise the opportunities identified (i.e. by cost-benefit, legal requirements, business opportunities)
    • Prepare an action plan
    • Communicate review findings effectively, both in writing and orally
    • Communicate the business benefits of resource efficiency
Who should attend?
Length of Course: 2 days

Cost: £390 + VAT
 
  • Environmental professionals
  • Consultants and Managers who conduct on-site resource efficiency reviews
  • Any other individuals involved with resource efficiency management
  • Anyone seeking to increase business efficiency
 
Next steps: As a follow on from this course we recommend the Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing.

Introduction to Carbon Management Course
SEQM icon This 2-day course is designed to equip delegates with the core knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a robust carbon management strategy within their own organisation.

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the business drivers for Carbon Management
  • Know the key steps in a robust and successful Carbon Management strategy
  • Be able to explain what a Carbon Footprint is
  • Be able to identify and document the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to their organisation's operational Carbon Footprint, including the consideration of upstream and downstream supply chains
  • Be able to identify and prioritise appropriate, cost effective actions their organisation can take to reduce its Carbon Footprint
  • Know how to develop, implement and monitor an action plan in order to achieve a measurable reduction in their organisation's Carbon footprint, including the identification of key performance indicators
  • Understand the concept of carbon offsetting, the role that offsetting plays within a robust Carbon Management strategy, and be able to apply selection criteria for purchasing offsets
  • Understand the characteristics of successful change management
Who should attend?
Length of Course: 2 days

Cost: £700 + VAT
 
  • Environmental professionals
  • Those wishing to gain an understanding of carbon management
  • Those currently operating or planning to operate in the field of carbon management
 
Next steps: As a follow on from this course we recommend the Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing.

ISO 14001 and EMAS Awareness Course
SEQM iconThis one day course is designed to introduce delegates to the issues associated with planning and designing Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

The course touches on a number of topics, including:

  • Earth's Natural Systems
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001 & EMAS)
  • Initial Environmental Review
  • Stakeholder Awareness
Who should attend?
Length of Course: 1 day

Cost: £245 + VAT
 
  • Environmental professionals
  • Those wishing to gain a general understanding of environmental management issues
  • Those currently operating or planning to operate in the field of environmental management
 
Next steps: As a follow on from this course we recommend the Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing.

Waste Management and Resource Efficiency
SEQM iconThis 5-day course will help delegates apply best management practices for individual waste streams so that their organisations can comply with EU and UK legislative requirements. They will also be able to conduct resource efficiency programmes for organisations and establish a consistent approach for professionals when undertaking resource efficiency reviews.

The course covers the following topics:

  • European and UK Waste Legislation
  • Waste Management Options
  • Individual Waste Streams
  • Delivering Waste Minimisation and Resource Efficiency
Who should attend?
Length of Course: 5 days

Cost: £2240 + VAT
 
  • Environmental professionals
  • Those wishing to gain a general understanding of waste management issues
  • Those currently operating or planning to operate in the field of waste management
 
Next steps: As a follow on from this course we recommend the Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing.