Before starting this course, you must inform students that they are expected to have the following prior knowledge:
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.
The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:
Enhancement of environmental performance
Fulfillment of compliance obligations
Achievement of environmental objectives
Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 14001, which may be gained by completing an IRCA Certified EMS Foundation Training course or the equivalent.