Project Oriented Environmental Management Systems - POEMS

Business Skills College
5 days residential

About this course

This practitioner level course outlines how you can practically implement the mandated MOD acquisition environmental management system; POEMS, covering requirements, structure and implementation. 

It addresses environmental management at all stages of the Concept Assessment Development Manufacturing In-Service Disposal (CADMID) cycle focusing on projects at in-service and concept phase.

You will get a detailed insight into the application of the 9 core POEMS procedures, including the collation of stakeholder and standards registers, screening and scoping the project, prioritising environmental impacts, setting objectives and targets, setting operational controls and the continuous review process.

What you will learn

This course will enable you to:
  • develop an in-depth knowledge of POEMS requirements, procedures, structure and implementation process
  • apply POEMS to commercial and military off-the-shelf and user requirement documents
  • consider influencing and communication skills, restricted materials, available assessment tools and POEMS audit
  • identify the need for further environmental assessment in the context of POEMS
  • practically apply environmental business processes in order to make pragmatic and informed decisions on implementing environmental management in acquisition
  • explain how POEMS fits in the MOD and wider national and international initiatives on environmental management and sustainable development

How will this course help my career?

Completion of POEMS along with Environmental Awareness and Compliance in Defence and Sustainable Development in Defence Acquisition will enable you to meet the MOD’s system environmental functional competencies at practitioner level and qualify for IEMA practitioner membership. 

The course also has an embedded Continuous Professional Development (CPD) element, where you implement POEMS back in your workplace with the support of a mentor. 

Before you attend

‘Environmental Awareness and Compliance in Defence’ and ‘Sustainable Development in Defence Acquisition’ must be completed prior to undertaking this course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
This course is briefed at official.

How will I learn?

Classroom, Blended Learning, Online

How will you be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment in the form of theoretical activities throughout the course
  • End of course multiple choice and short essay exam

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