Level 2: Understanding Environmental Sustainability


 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. You will also look at the principles of waste management and sustainable transport and applying sustainability in your 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)

The Benefits of this course..

Courses are delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

You will receive an individualised curriculum plan, created by our online Diagnostic and Curriculum Planning Tool, to maximise development

Engaging and interactive activities

Expert curriculum tutors are assigned to provide the support needed to succeed

Study will develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance future work and life

Personalised learning support from our excellent team of Learner Support Advisors

Support with future progression through our Careers and Progression Coordinator

Access to our Live Vacancy App

This course is certificated on completion


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