CIEH Level 3 Award in Environmental Management

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 31 January 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification has been designed to develop the knowledge and understanding of all staff working within an environmental management system (e.g. ISO 14001).

Who needs this qualification?

Those with responsibilities within an environmental management system (such as ISO 14001).

Why is this training important?

All organisations have a legal responsibility for the impact that they may have on the environment.

This qualification focuses specifically on the practical issues associated with implementing an environmental management system.

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of the training programme and assessment will enable candidates to understand:

  key global environmental issues and the concept of sustainability
  the advantages and disadvantages of implementing an accredited environmental management system
  the purpose of and process involved in developing an effective environmental policy
  how to identify and evaluate an organisation’s environmental aspects and impacts
  the structure, function and operation of environmental law
  how an environmental management system can be implemented
  the purpose and processes of checking environmental performance including monitoring and measuring, corrective and preventive actions and auditing
  the reasons for producing an environmental report

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  Qualification Specification  


Duration  Duration  Three-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   CIEH Level 2 Award in Environmental Principles and Best Practice (or equivalent, recommended)
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  None

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