FD113: ISO 14001 Foundation Course

This 14001 foundation level course teaches the management systems approach and the requirements of ISO 14001.

Course ID: 2482

Our ISO 14001 foundation course aims to provide learners who have an existing, basic knowledge of, or experience in, environmental management with an understanding of the management systems approach and the requirements of ISO 14001, and to provide a basis for learners who wish to go on to complete CQI and IRCA Certified EMS Auditor Training courses. Successfully completing the CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 14001:2015 Foundation (EMS) Training course does not satisfy the training requirement to become an IRCA certified auditor.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at those beginning their career in environmental management with an auditing role, quality engineers, technicians and similar.


Recommended prior knowledge:

a) Management systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review, and continual improvement.

b) Environmental management

  • The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:
  • Enhancement of environmental performance
  • Fulfilment of compliance obligations
  • Achievement of environmental objectives.

c) Environmental management terms and definitions

  • An understanding of commonly used environmental management terms and definitions.

Course Summary

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1 day

4-12 candidates

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Course Dates

FD113: ISO 14001:2015 Foundation currently does not have any dates scheduled. If you are interested in this course, please click below to get in touch with us so we can organise a date for you.

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ISO 14001 Foundation Course Outcomes

You will have the knowledge to:

  • Explain the purpose of an environmental management system, of environmental management systems standards, and the business and societal benefits of improved environmental performance
  • Outline the structure and content of ISO 14001
  • Explain the specific environmental management related requirements of ISO 14001
  • Explain the terms and definitions used in ISO 14001

You will learn the skills to:

  • Outline the processes involved in establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, measuring, analysing, evaluating, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an environmental management system, including the significance of these for EMS auditors
  • Outline, with reference to the PDCA cycle, the structure and content of ISO 14001
  • Explain the relationship between the external and internal issues, the relevant requirements of relevant interested parties, the actions to address risks and opportunities, and the quality management system processes needed to implement them
  • Explain the purpose of the scope of an environmental management system and what should be considered when determining it

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This course is also available as an eCourse. With no deadlines or time restrictions, our eCourses are designed to be completed online at your own pace and our costs are inclusive of materials, issue of certificate and tutor support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

IRCA and CQI stand for International Register of Certificated Auditors and Chartered Quality Institute. The CQI exists to make society better by supporting excellence in, and the widespread adoption of, quality management. IRCA is the leading professional body for management systems auditors.

We accept the following methods of payment, BACS transfer or credit/debit card. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.

Yes, all our training courses can be delivered in house for your team, we also offer a bespoke training option if you need the training tailored to your organisation or specific requirements.

Yes, all learners will receive a comprehensive set of training materials. As we are conscious of our environmental impact, our default position is that materials are provided digitally through our partner Mimeo Digital. This allows learners the flexibility to view materials on a laptop, tablet or to print if preferred.

We will also provide loan copies of the necessary standards for use during the course.

We don’t offer a residential option, but if you require accommodation during your training please contact us and we can provide you with a list of recommended local hotels.

All our open training courses are held at our bespoke training facility; Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil. For an overview of the venue please click here.

Yes, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please make sure to tell us prior to the course start so that we can provide suitable catering.

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