Environmental Certificate Online,provides the ideal gateway to start a career in a wide variety of public and private industries. Created specifically for those with no prior knowledge or experience in environmental management, the course guides candidates through the basic principles of the subject and associated issues of relevance, instilling the knowledge, skills and confidence required to pursue a rewarding career.
Course content is split into seven easy-to-follow units which outline both the importance of environmental management and the role of the working professional. Candidates are first introduced to the concept of environment, along with some of the most pressing environmental issues the modern world faces - including global warming and threats to biodiversity. The units then move on to investigate exploitation of biological resources, before introducing candidates to the problems and challenges associated with urbanisation and agriculture, rounds off with an introduction to several key environmental management systems, ultimately priming candidates for positions with environmental protection agencies, nature conservation groups waste management organizations and many other employment opportunities.
The course consists of the following seven units:
Unit 1 – Introduction to Environment
In the first unit, candidates are introduced to the concept of environment incorporating theory on ecosystems, the food web and the food chain. The concept of the man-made environment in how it differs from and is affected by the natural environment is also introduced.
Unit 2 – Global Environmental Issues
The following unit focuses on worldwide environmental issues incorporating the most prevalent challenges and threats society faces today. Candidates are introduced to global warming, climate change and threats to biodiversity.
Unit 3 – Effects of Overexploitation of Biological Resources
Course content then moves on to the subject of biological resource overexploitation, discussing the causes, effects and potential solutions to this growing global problem. The third unit also introduces the topic of environmental protection.
Unit 4 – Effects of Urbanisation and Agriculture
The primary focus of the fourth unit is agriculture and urbanisation – specifically in relation to the problems and challenges created by both. Candidates are introduced to traditional and contemporary agriculture along with how the human environment is affected by agriculture.
Unit 5 – Environmental Planning
The concept of environmental planning and the evolution of environmental management represent the key topics covered in the fifth unit. Sustainable development as a concept is introduced along with the goals and fundamentals of environmental planning.
Unit 6 – Energy Management
Course content then moves onto energy management, incorporating essential insights on the subjects of ecosystem geography, recycling, the use of fossil fuels and general energy management basics. Unit 6 builds on the important teachings of Unit 2.
Unit 7 – Environmental Management Systems
In the seventh and final unit, candidates are introduced to a number of the most important environmental management systems currently in use. Along with environmental accounting and energy-efficiency, course content covers PDCA, EMAS Description, ISO Standards and more.
Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £25
Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
What is ABC Awards?
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Getting qualified in environmental management is all about pursuing the most dynamic and rewarding ‘green’ careers, spanning private and public sectors alike. Your credentials may prove helpful in the pursuit of various roles, including environmental scientist, environmental consultant, social scientist, PR specialist, environmental engineer, data analyst and countless administrative roles, with salaries ranging from £18,000 to more than £35,000 for the right candidates.
200 Hours Approx.
No entry requirement.
The flexibility of the course is what won me over with BOLC. Being able to keep working full-time while studying for a high-level diploma was an absolute godsend. Highly recommended to anyone.
To be honest, I sort of fell into BOLC by accident on the recommendation of a friend. I’ve since taken up a job as a social scientist, studying the environmental effects of the urban environment. Turned out to be a great decision!