Level 1 (NCFE) - Introductory Certificate to Environmental Awareness

By: Environmental Academy  22/06/2009
Keywords: Recycling, Waste, sustainability

The need for businesses to address environmental issues has never been greater.
The aim of this Environmental Awareness course is to provide candidates with an overview of the main local and global environmental issues facing society today. The focus will be on identifying and understanding changes that can be made in the workplace or home to minimise this impact.

The duration of the Environmental Awareness Course is one full day. This course can be tailored for
your organisation and provided as in-house awareness training or candidates can attend an open course where they can learn from and share experiences with candidates from other organisations.

This awareness course has been designed to be applicable to candidates working at any level, in any sector. All who have an interest in environmental issues and want to reduce their impact on the environment should attend.

The objectives of the programme are that, following satisfactory completion of the training and assessment, the candidate will be able to:
•Identify, define and explain relevant environmental issues;
•Understand simple measures that can be implemented to reduce the environmental impacts of organisations;
•Understand the business and community benefits of environmental management;
•Understand the importance of environmental legislation and the authorities responsible for its enforcement;
•Identify opportunities to minimise waste arising in the workplace;
•Identify water efficiency and energy efficiency measures.

The course will be delivered by a mixture of presentations, group exercises and discussions. All candidates must compile a mini portfolio of evidence generated throughout the day for assessment.

Keywords: Bespoke, Carbon, Classroom Based Training, climate change, Environmental training, Iso 14001, Legislation, recycle, Recycling, sustainability, Waste, waste management