Environmental Sustainability Award level 1 – C7853

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Course Overview

Discover how our actions affect the world around us, locally and globally. We’ll support you to learn more about current issues and broaden your knowledge about our environment, helping you to make more sustainable choices.

With the current high energy cost, this course helps to reduce household and business energy costs and is a useful qualification to have on your CV.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this online course, you will learn about the following topics:

• 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

This course will also help to develop your literacy and IT skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, a reasonable level of literacy is expected i.e. you can write and speak to make yourself understood.
It would be also useful to be able to use a keyboard although support is available.

How you will be assessed

This qualification is assessed through the completion of an Ascentis-devised multiple-choice test that is carried out at the completion of the course.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

Fee concessions:

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in the following categories:

In receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit, JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group) or low waged.

Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.

Subject to eligibility students will also receive a free lunch.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

On completion of this award, your tutor will be able to provide advice and guidance on other online or distance learning courses, or classroom-based programmes. These might include CV writing, interview skills, customer service skills, and other short vocational programmes. This qualification will support you to gain employment by improving your confidence.

For more detailed advice and guidance about future steps, you can make an appointment with one of our qualified careers advisers who can support you to find the most suitable career path for you and to make the most of your skills and qualifications.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements of the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course.

For applications via JCP, please let your Work Coach know. Subject to individual eligibility and type of benefit, the vast majority of courses are FREE to people in receipt of an employment-related benefit JSA, Universal Credit or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance).

For details call 0116 2242125

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