Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability
To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on.
If you do not complete the course, you may be liable to a £100 resource and registration fee.
Since 1990, the world has lost 178 million hectares of forest. As an estimated 45% of carbon on land is stored in trees and soil, this loss has a serious effect on the Earth’s atmosphere. It is more important than ever that everyone has a greater understanding of how they can take sustainable steps to protect the planet.
This course will provide an overview of the principles of sustainable development, communities and energy management, and the social responsibility of businesses in relation to sustainability. Learners will also look at the principles of waste management and sustainable transport and applying sustainability in their own setting through zero waste.
This course is split into six manageable units, with a seventh optional unit available:
Unit 1: Principles of sustainable development
Unit 2: Principles of sustainable communities
Unit 3: Principles of sustainable energy management
Unit 4: Social responsibility of businesses in relation to sustainability
Unit 5: Principles of waste management
Unit 6: Principles of sustainable transport
Unit 7: Sustainability applied in own setting (Optional)
The benefits of completing this course include:
- Courses are delivered via distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
- Receive an individualised curriculum plan, created by our online Diagnostic and Curriculum Planning Tool, to maximise learners’ development
- Engaging and interactive activities
- Expert curriculum tutors are assigned to provide the support learners need to succeed
- Study will develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life
- Personalised learning support from our excellent team of Learner Support Advisors
- Support with your future progression through our Careers and Progression Coordinator.