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Environmental Studies QQI

  • Course overview

    Environmental courses

    5 star reviews  ' This was a great course and I particularly enjoyed the videos and assignments on the environment which really made it personal for me'  Michael Donnellan

    The Environmental Studies course is ideal for newcomers to study of the environment and this course is open to people with various backgrounds. It is also suited to individuals working or intending to work in this growing area and for employees of organisations intending to devise and implement an environment strategy.

    The environment is the burning issue of the 21 century and is now a significant growth area for employment. Large and small organisations are now investing sums of money to meet the stringent environmental laws imposed on them and it is clear looks set to expand. Now more than ever is the time to get a qualification in Environmental Management.

    Students who feel they have the required level of experience and ability, can effectively by pass this introductory course and achieve direct entry to the CMI Diploma in Environmental Management. If you wish to gain an industry qualification as an environmental manager, then you may consider applying directly online for Diploma.   On the other hand, if you only wish to do an entry level foundation course, then the Environmental Studies certificate course is for you.

    You will learn how to address the causes and put forward solutions to contemporary environmental problems; Analyse current regulation and legislation – internationally, regionally and nationally – to address environmental issues; Independently respond to issues arising from the environment, Understand key practices of environmental management and the processes involved in their implementation.

    Students will be able to debate international protocol, regulation and legislation that guide the resolution of these issues. This Environmental Studies course will provide you with the ability to implement current best practices of environmental management.

    You will learn about the earths natural resources, examine the relationship between population and the environment, define sustainable development and Agenda 21, explore the greenhouse effect and understand the difference between conservation and preservation. 

    You will also examine the environment in relation to EU Law and Regulation, Ethics and the how to devise an Environmental Impact Assessment.

    Award body: QQI
    You will also examine EU Law and Regulation, Ethics and the keys areas of an Environmental Impact Assessment. The course also provides you with the ability to implement current best practices of environmental management and is an excellent preparation for the Environmental Management Diploma which is also offered by CMI.

    Award: Environmental Studies Level 5 Minor Award 5N1442 Further Education and Training
    Award Body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Upon completion of the course, students may wish to pursue a degree in the subject. Career paths open to current graduates include: hydrologist, environmental planning, green investment planning, environmental ecologist, ecological modeler, environmental chemist, conservation scientist, forester, atmospheric scientist or geoscientist. Many of these jobs are with government agencies, while others are with private firms and nonprofit organisations.
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    Environmental Management Diploma

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  • Modules

    1. Natural Resources
    2. Population and Environment
    3. Sustainable Development
    4. Climate Change
    5. Biodiversity
    6. Regulation and Legislation
    7. Environmental Management
  • Fees

    Classroom course is € 1050.00
    Online course is € 950.00

    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions

Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: Tuesday April 28
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments: Exam & Project Submission
    • Duration: 10 weeks part time . 1 night per week 6.30 pm -9.30 pm ( every Tuesday )
    • Level: Level 5 QQI
    • Places: Limited
  • Online Learning

    • Start: Thursday 5th March 2020
    • End: April 2020
    • Assigments: Exam & Project Submission
    • Duration: 10 Weeks Part -Time
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Places Limited


Heather is the owner and manager of the Wee Sustainable Trading company making handcrafted reusable eco friendly products. She previously worked on the Environmental Sustainability task force in California evaluating City Council sustainability plans. Prior to this she was Group EHS Manager for AGB Landfill and Landfill Manager at Greenstar Recycling ensuring environmental compliance throughout Ireland. Heather holds a Post Grad Diploma in Environmental Management and Assessment

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