ENVIRONMENTAL CORE SKILLS MODULES

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BEAHR Environmental Core Modules Training

BEAHR ENVIRONMENTAL
CORE SKILLS MODULES

The BEAHR Environmental Core Skills program is a three-week course that includes five modules. The topics are:


  1. Foundation Skills.
  2. Introduction to the Environmental Sector
  3. Technical Skills
  4. Health & Safety
  5. Local Knowledge

Duration: 3 weeks
Requirement: Grade 8 or equivalent

COURSE
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Foundation Skills

The main objective of this Module is to provide the participants with the basic interpersonal skills and work ethic required to work in the Environmental Sector. Participants completing this module will understand these basic skills and will be able to:

  1. Recognize the personal characteristics desired for Environmental Monitors.
  2. Describe the importance of team work and the characteristics of effective team players.
  3. Outline relevant factors of decision-making processes.
  4. Describe necessary skills to effectively contribute as a monitor in a work environment, and the policies and procedures for terms of employment.
  5. Describe the communication process and apply principles of effective communication.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of basic techniques to avoid and resolve conflicts.
Introduction to the Environmental Sector

The main objective of this Module is to provide the participants with a basic knowledge of the environmental sector, including common terminology, main activities and tools for environmental planning and monitoring and an overview of the industry and the employment opportunities that it offers.

Participants completing this module will have a basic understanding of the environmental sector and will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of environmental monitoring in resource development and infrastructure projects.
  2. Provide a general description of the components of, and services provided by, the environmental sector.
  3. List common environmental management tools.
  4. List the basic components and levels of environmental assessments according to CEAA and local legislation.
  5. Recognize basic federal and provincial/territorial environmental legislation and regulatory agencies.
  6. Demonstrate familiarity with basic environmental terminology.
  7. Demonstrate basic understanding of the environmental sector’s labour market and the employment opportunities that it offers.
Technical Skills

The main objective of this Module is to provide the participants with the basic technical skills required to assist in the performance of environmental monitoring work. Participants completing this module will understand these basic skills and will be able to:

  1. List standard equipment and tools needed for conducting monitoring projects.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of accurately recording information.
  3. Use basic recording and communication equipment.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of using appropriate measuring systems and instruments as well as their limitations.
  5. Describe the basic abilities necessary to develop and interpret maps, use global positioning system instruments.
Health & Safety

The main objective of this Module is to provide the participants with basic knowledge and skills so they can safely assist in the performance of environmental monitoring work. Participants completing this module will understand these basic skills and will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of following health and safety guidelines and learning safety procedures for specific field situations.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of complying with health, safety and environmental requirements.
  3. List basic safety equipment required in different field situations.
  4. Identify hazardous materials symbols.
  5. Recognise hazardous materials spills and leaks, and dangerous situations that may cause personal or environmental risks and liabilities.
  6. Identify frequent causes of fire, follow fire safety guidelines, describe how to extinguish different classes of fire and effectively use fire extinguishers.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of having adequate land skills and use basic survival skills.
Local Knowledge

This module will focus on outlining the importance of integrating local knowledge into environmental monitoring. The main objective of this Module is to provide the participants with basic knowledge and skills to gather and incorporate local knowledge into environmental monitoring work.

Participants completing this module will understand these basic skills and will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of fostering community relationships and how to establish and improve relations with local communities.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of acquiring local environmental knowledge, respecting local culture and protocols, and incorporating local knowledge into environmental monitoring.
  3. List the types of local knowledge that can enhance the environmental monitoring process.
  4. Describe basic techniques for acquiring and incorporating local knowledge into environmental monitoring, including methods to gather, record and classify local information.

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THE ADVANTAGE
OF BEAHR TRAINING

BEAHR Training Programs are nationally-recognized training programs that are locally-relevant. They are delivered in the community, and offer a unique learning environment that incorporates practical, hands-on instruction with fieldwork, exercises, and group activities. They blend both traditional and scientific knowledge, with formal and informal methods of learning. The participation of local knowledge holders is required and industry participation is highly encouraged. BEAHR Training Programs are adaptable to suit community needs and can be arranged to accommodate a variety of requirements, including delivery location, instructor preference, number of students, and the length of time to complete the required modules.


The BEAHR Training Programs were designed to prepare graduates for an entry-level position working in the environmental field. The training programs are not accredited, although some students may wish to pursue further education upon completion of their BEAHR Training Program(s). There are a number of post-secondary institutions across Canada that allow students to build on their BEAHR training by taking additional courses towards a college level certificate. Please contact the BEAHR Training Programs team to learn more about the opportunities for further education that are available to graduates of the BEAHR Training Programs.

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