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Understanding Environmental Sustainability - Level 2 Certificate

Part Time


Course Overview

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.

Course Content

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)

Entry Requirement

In order to complete this distance learning course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year old you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Math

Assessment

  • Studying via Distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study.  
  • We recommended allowing a minimum of 3 to 4 hours per week to study this course in your own time.
  • You will be given submission dates for each unit to help you stay on track and complete within the allocated timeframe.  
  • This course is available via: 
    • Online assessments with online learning material

Where does this course lead to

These courses are great for learning a new subject, continued professional development within an existing role and can also lead to employment or further study, for example:

  • Level 2 in Climate Change & Environmental Awareness
  • Level 2 in Business Administration
  • Level 2 in LEAN Management Techniques
  • Level 2 In Team Leading
  • Level 3 in Leadership & Management

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below and complete an application.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL124
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: OFF SITE FLEXIBLE PROVISION
Duration: 25 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Flexible Learning
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