Environmental Sustainability Award level 2 – C2783

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Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of sustainability and minimising environmental impact. This qualification introduces key issues in sustainability, raising awareness of the topic and encouraging to consider your role in helping to make informed choices, whilst identifying the local and global benefits of sustainable communities.

This course is particularly beneficial if you are 19+ and looking to work in the environmental sustainability sector including waste management, construction sector and other businesses that must comply with current environmental legislation.

This is a supported online learning course which is all year (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). You will work in our IT workshop and study the units that make up this award, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. The course is designed so the days and times suit your personal commitments, and the learning is taken at your own pace and complete the assessment once you feel ready.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this Environmental sustainability Award level 2, you will develop your knowledge and understanding across the following areas:

1) Concepts in sustainability – examining three key strands of sustainable development and their relationship.
2) Importance of natural resources
3) Global environmental impacts – understanding the effects of agriculture and industry on our planet and how they can be reduced.

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 useful to be able to use a keyboard although support is available.

If you have any concerns regarding your literacy level or IT skills, please contact us.

How you will be assessed

You will complete short mock tests following completion of the learning for each unit and when you feel confident and following a discussion with the tutor, you will then complete a multiple choice online exam.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit
JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group)
low waged.
Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.


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

Upon completion, 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 and skill set.

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).

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