About this course

This course is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Defence College for Military Capability Integration, Defence Academy.

The course considers how defence-related activities can influence the quality of the environment and considers environmental protection within defence procurement, including environmental compliance. It also introduces you to:

  • relevant environmental legislation
  • environmental management systems such as ISO14001
  • life cycle assessment
  • the MOD Project Orientated Environmental Management Systems (POEMS)

The course focuses on key relevant topics, such as emissions to air, land and water, as well as the mandatory requirements for compliance in defence. Through introducing basic environmental science and law, this course aids environmental management within defence acquisition.

What you will learn

This course will enable you to:

  • summarise the underlying concepts and principles associated with environmental protection
  • explain how MOD activities impact on the environment, both positively and negatively
  • identify relevant environmental legislation and compliance measures at the global and local level
  • summarise the eight steps of the POEMS
How this course will help your career

This course will introduce you to aspects of environmental legislation and the mandatory requirements for formal compliance in defence. It will raise your awareness of environmental issues, with a primary focus within the defence sector and the acquisition process for environmental managers and officers. The course aims to assist you with the skills, knowledge and development potential to understand and manage environmental problems at the practical level.

Completion of this course, along with the Sustainable Development in Defence Acquisition course, will enable you to progress to the Project Oriented Environmental Management Systems course.

Upon successful completion of all three courses, you will meet the MOD’s system environmental functional competencies at practitioner level and qualify for IEMA practitioner membership.

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Who can attend this course
Military
Industry
Internationals
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How the course will be taught
Face-to-face/ Residential; Online (Virtual)
How you will be assessed

Multiple choice and short essay question exam.

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