What’s it all about?

Environmental Sustainability qualifications are designed to you the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of sustainability and environmental impacts. These qualifications introduce you to key issues in sustainability, raising awareness of the topic and encouraging you to consider your role in helping to make sustainable choices.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Study levelCost
19+FREE

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a learner support advisor.

This course is available:
•Fully on line

All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 21 hours study time.

The aims of this course are:

To understand basic concepts in sustainability
To develop a basic understanding of the environmental impacts of the
creation of goods and services
To understand what makes up a sustainable community

The course is made up of just one module:

Environmental Susainability

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