Brighton course on environmental auditing

A five-day course has been organised to take place at Brighton University to provide businesses with skills in environmental auditing.

Argyll Environmental, a Brighton-based environmental risk management consultancy, will be delivering an IEMA-certified course on Environmental Auditing at the University of Brighton.

The short course, which is designed to meet the needs of business professionals and those operating in the environmental industry, provides an opportunity to learn how to design and implement an effective environmental audit, whilst receiving practical advice on the matter from a highly qualified, commercial team.  Delegates will learn how to identify a range of issues which could present a risk to an organisation, including non-compliance with environmental regulation, and specific liabilities which could result in fines or prosecutions from damage to the environment.

Chris Loaring, Head of Consultancy at Argyll Environmental said: “This intensive IEMA-certified course has a practical approach and includes a site visit to audit a real company. It really is a hands-on course that provides an opportunity for any manager or environmental professional to improve management effectiveness, and reduce costs, by better understanding how to design and implement an effective environmental audit.”

The five-day courses from the University of Brighton are designed to fit the needs of businesses that wish to invest in highly specialised training with industry experts.  The Environmental Auditing course, which takes place from the 3rd October, demonstrates how to plan and participate in a hands-on environmental audit, where students can practically apply the skills learnt, as well as examine real UK and international case studies, as provided by the Argyll team.

On successful completion of the course, delegates can receive a qualification towards professional membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) as an Associate Auditor, as well as 20 masters-level Credit Accumulation Transfer (CATS) points. The course is both IEMA-certified and a University of Brighton validated MSc module.

Delegates will learn how to:

* Design and implement an effective environmental audit
* Plan and participate in a hands-on environmental audit, practically applying your skills
* Identify and prioritise key environmental issues for your organisation
* Identify regulatory risks to an organisation, in terms of non-compliance and legal responsibilities
* Identify potential benefits and cost savings to your organisation
* Understand how environmental auditing fits into an environmental management system
* Examine real UK and international case studies
* Update your knowledge of current environmental regulations and issues
* Discover the difference between ISO14001 and EMAS
* Understand the limitations and liabilities of environmental auditors
* Receive practical advice from a highly qualified team.

The course is taught by a highly experienced team of auditors and legal experts from Argyll Environmental, with Dr Kirsty Smallbone, Head of the School of Environment and Technology at the University of Brighton, as course leader.

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