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ISO 14001 Foundation Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 14001

  • What is ISO 14001?
  • Reasons for implementation
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • Benefits of ISO 14001:2015
  • 1400 family of standards
  • Aims of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001:2015 timeline
  • The ISO 14001 Model
  • Policy requirements
  • Requirements of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001 structure

Module 2: ISO 14001 Clauses

  • Context of the organisation
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvement

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Who should attend this ISO 14001 Training Course?

This course is suited for professionals working in the following roles:

  • Senior Managers.
  • Inspectors, Group Leaders, and Supervisors.
  • Lead Auditors.
  • Environmental Superior, Consultants, and Auditors.
  • Internal and External Managers.


There are no formal prerequisites for attending this training.

ISO 14001 Foundation Course Overview

The one-day ISO 14001 Foundation training course introduces delegates to an environmental management framework that is designed to help businesses meet their environmental requirements and commitments. Training will focus on the key terms, definitions, and necessities of ISO 14001. From this course, delegates will be able to competently apply the key principles to existing processes within their organisation.

Delegates will discover techniques that they can implement within their organisation to provide best practices in the environmental management system. By applying the knowledge acquired on this course, each candidate will be able to develop and regulate plans and provide products and facilities that continuously meet customer and regulatory requirements.

The ISO 14001 Foundation course is the first part of the four stages ISO 14001 certification that will produce a fully competent ISO user, who can implement the skills and knowledge obtained throughout the training to their organisation. The following three stages are ISO 14001 Internal Auditor, ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, and ISO 14001 Lead Implementer.

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What's included in this ISO 14001 Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The ISO 14001 Foundation Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's ISO 14001 Foundation Manual
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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ISO 14001 Foundation Exam

In order to complete this ISO 14001 Foundation training course, delegates must pass the associated examination, which will be taken at the end of the day when all content has been covered. The exam is:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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ISO 14001 Foundation FAQs


ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management standard that provides a framework for organisations to build their environmental requirements and commitments around.
Candidates should have prior knowledge of the main principles of the environmental management system. Also, some experience in this field will be beneficial.
This course is 1 day in duration.
Yes, to complete this ISO 14001 training delegates must pass the associated exam.
We provide classroom-based ISO 14001 Foundation training in a range of locations across the world.
Yes, this ISO 14001 Foundation course is the first of a series of four certifications. The following certifications include ISO 14001 Internal Auditor, ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, and ISO 14001 Lead Implementer.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
The price for ISO 14001 Foundation certification in Belgium starts from €995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 14001 Foundation.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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