Environmental Management within Defence Acquisition is a mandatory requirement as detailed in the Secretary of State (SoS) for Defence's Policy Statement. This course aims to meet that requirement.
This course will be delivered either online or face-to-face depending on which dates you choose. The course aims and content remain comparable between the two courses, though there are some key differences you may like to take into account when deciding which version to attend.
The online course includes the same content, but has less emphasis on discussion and group work and therefore places more emphasis on independent study. This means there are fewer networking and opportunities for discussion during the online course, although sessions are set aside specifically for this purpose.
When attending the course online facilitators can only control the internet speeds and digital provision for outgoing video and content. It is recommended that you have a consistent internet connection and are comfortable with using an internet enabled device when taking the online course.
20th - 24th November 2023 Onsite Shrivenham Campus
18th - 22nd March 2024 Online
17th - 21st June 2024 Onsite Shrivenham Campus
At a glance
- 18 - 22 Mar 2024
- 17 - 21 Jun 2024
- Duration5 Days
- LocationDependent on delivery mode
What you will learn
The nature of the equipment and services that the MoD procures is such that they are likely to have some environmental consequences associated with their operations. Therefore exercising effective control mechanisms in order to minimise and mitigate any environmental impacts requires careful management in the acquisition process. Project Oriented Environmental Management Systems (POEMS) has been developed and mandated for all defence acquisition projects in order to enable environmental impacts to be minimised through life of equipment and services.
Previously POEMS was taught as a three day ‘awareness’ course, giving delegates an introduction to the implementation process and an understanding of the main environmental aspects and impacts associated with defence acquisition projects. Due to structural changes within the MoD there is now a growing need for internal expertise in this area. For this reason, the original POEMS course has now been extended to five days and has become part of a practitioner training ‘programme’.
- POEMS requirements, structure and implementation process
- Information regarding application of POEMS to Commercial and Military off the Shelf and User Requirement Documents
- Introduction to influencing and communication skills, restricted materials, available assessment tools and POEMS Audit
- Identifying the need for further environmental assessment in the context of POEMS.
- Continuous assessment in the form of theoretical activities throughout the course
- End of course written exam.
- Completion of practical activities as part of a structured mentored programme.
Who should attend
This course is aimed at personnel who are required to implement POEMS in their Project Team. Attendance of the Environmental Awareness and Compliance in Defence course is a pre-requisite for the POEMS course.