College of Management and IT (CMIT)

ILM Certificate in Sustainability and Environmental management

Qualification under the NFQ.

eLearning course with Tutor Support.

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Course Details

This environmental management course comprehensively covers a number of important leadership and management areas including sustainability issues, environmental management, risk management and understanding the organisational culture and context.

By choosing to study this ILM Cert in Leadership and Management (Sustainability and Environmental management course) online course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this ILM Cert in Leadership and Management (Sustainability and Environmental management course) online course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this course?
  • Business Managers: Ideal for those overseeing operations in various organisations. Knowledge in environmental management and sustainability is increasingly crucial, as companies focus on reducing their environmental impact. Managers must be adept at integrating sustainable practices into everyday operations.
  • Department Heads: Suitable for department heads looking to enhance their area’s environmental responsibility. This course can help in developing strategies to align departmental operations with broader environmental goals.
  • Purchasing and Procurement Specialists: Essential for professionals in purchasing, as sustainable procurement is a key area for reducing environmental impact. These managers can benefit from understanding how to evaluate and choose environmentally friendly options.
  • Process and Operations Specialists: Beneficial for those managing operational processes, especially in manufacturing and logistics. Implementing sustainable practices in these areas can significantly reduce waste and improve efficiency.
  • Logistics Specialists: Ideal for logistics managers who need to incorporate environmental considerations into supply chain management, especially given the increasing focus on reducing carbon footprints in logistics operations​​.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Level 4 (Ireland) certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • As this is a Level 4 (UK)/Level 6 (Ireland) professional qualification, learners will be expected to reference their assignment work to a high academic standard.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
  • The assessments for this course draw on candidates own practical experience and as such candidates need to be working or have access to an organisation in which they can plan, execute and reflect on a number of management activities.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their initiative.
  • Basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>


How CMIT eLearning Works…
Topics covered in this ILM Sustainability and Environmental management course
Unit 1: Improving and Maintaining the Organisation’s Environmental Performance
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Strategic importance of Environmental Sustainability for organisations
  • The Business Case for Environmental Sustainability
  • Key legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Organisation environmental strategy
  • Environmental sustainability strategy, policy and standards
  • Case: Coca Cola
  • Case: BMW
  • Environmental Audits
  • Environmental Audit Methodology
  • Improvement planning
Unit 2: Managing Risk
  • Risk management in the organisation
  • Categories of risks
  • Legal aspects of risk management
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk controls
  • Monitoring and reviewing risks
Unit 3: Understanding the Organisational Culture and Context
  • What is the organisation environment?
  • PESTEL case studies
  • Corporate culture
  • Organisational ethics
  • This Sustainability and Environmental Management course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments.
  • Learners are required to have access to an organisation in which they can plan, execute and reflect on a number of Leadership and Management activities.
  • As part of our quality assurance, learner assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an External Verifier.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
ILM Membership
  • All registered candidates automatically become studying members of the ILM for 6 months, free of charge, and can enjoy a range of member benefits.
  • CMIT is registered and approved with ILM to offer programmes leading to ILM qualifications.
  • UK: Following successful completion of this course, you will receive an ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management (Level 4 UK) from the Institute of Leadership and Management. This qualification is on the UK Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).
  • Ireland: This qualification is fully recognised in Ireland and is comparable to an award at level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Europe: This qualification is fully recognised as the equivalent of a Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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