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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability

About the course

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.

Learning Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study as long as you meet the identified unit deadlines.

This Course is Available:

The course is 100% online and on demand. Each unit has a deadline but learners can complete the programme at any time before this deadline at a time that fits around existing commitments. Learners must have access to a laptop, computer or tablet (phones cannot be used) and have internet access.

What you will Learn

This course is split into six manageable units

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

Fees

This course is FREE as long as students meet the below criteria. We will also need proof of earnings OR benefits. If you are employed please can you email in copies of the past 3 months or payslips or a P60. If you are self employed your most recent set of verified accounts or an SA302 or a contract showing your income amount. If you are unemployed and claiming Universal Credit then please provide evidence of this through a statement or official benefit letter. These will be checked by the college and held securely.

Funding Criteria

* Eligible to live and work in the UK (or a refugee)

* 19+

* Not a prisoner or on remand

* Not studying on a further or higher education course or a traineeship or an apprenticeship.

Entry Criteria

Learners are expected to be IT literate

All applicants will be asked to take an online English assessment prior to enrolment.

Learners should be able to commit sufficient time to complete the course. it will take people differing amounts of time to complete this course however the published course hours are 120.

Are you looking to take up an activity, gain qualifications for employment or volunteering, or improve your existing skills?

We have a range of course available for you at our Croxteth Campus in Liverpool. Find out more about our free courses in the Liverpool City Region.

Booking Forms

If you are booking courses as an individual please book and pay through the online system linked to each course website.

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