Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability
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.
Free to study.*
There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
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)
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.
Course length & timescale
8 to 12 weeks on average.
*Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study these courses for free, however, please contact us if you’re aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs grade 9-4/A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
If you need help or support with any of our online distance learning courses please call us on 01904 770827 to speak to one of our Online Learning Coordinators.
Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability.