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Environmental Assessment 100 Hours Certificate Course

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Hi, If I would like to take option where students an exam is required, where and when will that take place?

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Hi, I am based in Singapore and I have queries regarding the part "Contact a laboratory (either by telephone, email, or in person) that carries out tests for environmental contaminants. •Research the organisation in the local area ..... •Contact an Environmental Consulting Firm that carries out Environmental Assessments... •Contact the local government organisation to determine what sort of environmental assessments are required for the different classes of development. Does this mean all this will be based on local context?

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Each lesson is broken up into three parts:

  1. Background reading of foundation principles of what the lesson teaches, which apply universally.
  2. Set tasks such as you cite, to help you develop a deeper understanding and to make what you learn applicable to your own needs and to your geographical area in the world.
  3. Written assignment which are marked and graded by your tutor, to validate your learning.

I hope this answers your question and please come back if you need any more information.


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Environmental Assessment 100 Hours Certificate Course

Environmental Assessment course online.

This online course will help you learn to prepare Environmental Assessments of all kinds that comply with national and international regulations. 

Vacancies as an Environmental Consultant or as an Environmental Officer have significantly increased in the last decade, due to the need for people with the ability to assess the resilience of the environment to changes posed by the modern world. 

There are five steps to take, when carrying out an environmental assessment:

1  Screening

  • This refers to the process of deciding whether an environmental assessment needs to be carried out. A number of screening methods have been devised, including the use of positive and negative lists, screening matrices and initial environmental evaluations (IEE).

2  Scoping

  • Scoping is the process by which the key issues and concerns of interested parties (stakeholders) are identified, in order to determine the most important issues that should be addressed in the EA. Scoping may include determining exactly what type of assessment is required according to the law.

3  Collection and Analysis of Information

  • This is the largest and most time consuming step. A number of factors are required to be considered within this step, including carrying out baseline studies, identifying potential impacts of a development, proposing project alternatives and considering the views and concerns of the public.

4  Public Consultation and Participation

  • Public involvement is an essential part of the environmental assessment process. It should be part of the process of gathering information for analysis. This is particularly important where proposed developments are likely to affect members of the public (remember that there may be considerable backlash from the community if they have not been consulted about an issue that is important to them). The public are also able to provide assessors with more detailed information on their local area and may be better able to identify potential environmental impacts. Public involvement might take the form of public meetings; calls for submissions or surveys. Such public involvement may be required by law in some countries. Public participation may be time consuming and more costly in the short term, but it can increase the acceptability of the project and reduce conflict and delay. Information collected should be used in the Environmental Assessment Report.

5  Reporting the Findings of the Study

  • The findings of the study are assembled into a document that is often referred to as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Learn how to take all the steps in this course and develop the knowledge and skills required to work in the environmental assessment industry. Follow up with one or more of our animal or plant conservation courses, to expand you areas of expertise even more.


Learning Goals: Environmental Assessment BEN301
  • To appreciate the range of employment available to scientists skilled in environmental assessment
  • Develop an understanding of the basics of environmental study design, analysis and reporting within a legal framework.
  • Be aware of the international legislation relevant to environmental assessment
  • Research the legislation which dictates the environmental assessment requirements in the student's home country.
  • Appreciate the range of environmental assessment techniques that have been developed to assess a range of situations around the globe.
  • Understand the environmental assessment process in enough depth to manage a small environmental assessment.
  • Write a professional environmental report.
  • Prepare an environmental impact assessment including carrying out all research and writing up the actual report.


Lesson Structure: Environmental Assessment BEN301

There are 8 lessons:

1  Types of Employment for Environmental Scientists

  • Pre purchase inspections, background data
  • Flora and Fauna Surveys
  • Open Space Management Plans
  •  Detection of Pollutants
  •  Use of Plants
  • Remediation of Polluted Sites.

2  Introduction to Environmental Assessment

  • What is Environmental Assessment?
  • Definitions of Environmental Assessment
  • General Principles and Overview of Environmental Assessment.

​3  International Environmental Law

  • Foundations of Environmental Law,
  • Making International Laws (Treaties and Customary Law)
  • Milestones in International Environmental Law
  • Principles of International Environmental Law
  • Institutions that influence Environmental Law
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Law.

4  Domestic Environmental Law

  • Examples of Domestic Environmental Law
  • Research into Domestic Environmental law.

5  Types of Environmental Assessments

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Statement
  • Risk Assessment/ Risk Analysis
  • Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Strategic Environment Assessment
  • Environmental Audit
  • Regional Risk Screening
  • Ecological Impact Assessment
  • Social Impact Assessments and Statements
  • Economic and Fiscal Impact Assessment
  • Health Impact Assessment.

6  The Design and Process of Environmental Assessment

  • Steps in the Environmental Assessment Process (Scoping, Screening, Alternatives to the Proposal, Collection and Analysis of Information, Public Involvement, Reporting the Findings of the Study, Post Project Analysis)
  • Study design (Baseline Studies, Predicting Impacts, Mitigation Measures)
  • Data Collection and Analysis.

7  Writing Environmental Reports

  • The Scientific Method and Report Writing
  • Generic Outline for an Environmental Statement
  • Examples of Suggested Layouts for Environmental Assessments
  • Effective Report Writing.

8  Research Project

  • The Research Project is the student's opportunity to test out their skills as an environmental consultant. In this project, the student will carry out a small environmental assessment and write it up as a professional report.


What You Will Do In This Course:
  • Contact a laboratory (either by telephone, email, or in person) that carries out tests for environmental contaminants.
  • Learn to prepare Environmental Assessments of all kinds.Work in this area has expanded greatly in recent decades, and when combined with a knowledge of plant or animal identification and ecology, this course develops an extremely valuable skill.
  • Research the organisation in the local area that handles environmental complaints and the procedure for lodging such complaints.
  • Identify developments that require an environmental assessment.
  • Contact an Environmental Consulting Firm that carries out Environmental Assessments to determine the most common type of environment assessment in the local area.
  • Contact the local government organisation to determine what sort of environmental assessments are required for the different classes of development.
  • Research one treaty that influences environmental issues in the locality.
  • Research the legislation in the student's home country that governs the preparation of environmental assessments. Research the legislation in one other country that governs the preparation of environmental assessments. Compare the two.
  • Identify factors that influence developer's decisions on where to locate their developments.
  • Read and review an Environmental Assessment Report
  • Source the original data from an Environmental Assessment to determine how the data was analysed after collection.
  • Write one "dummy" environmental assessment from beginning to end.
  • Carry out a major research project in the form of an environmental assessment. This project will include data scoping, study design, data collection, data analysis, conclusions and a professionally presented final report.


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Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments, plus final exam (N.B. Some courses have Final Project alternative).
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final exam.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
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