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Course Description
Our online course aims to increase your awareness of major environmental issues and provide an introduction to environmental management systems.

It will start by defining important terms and identifying the key environmental issues the world is facing. You will learn about environmental impacts, and the course will look at the issue of global climate change, including greenhouse gases, carbon, acid rain and loss of biodiversity. There’s also information on the main environmental laws, and we’ll cover Environmental Management systems and their business benefits. Other topics include product life-cycles, corporate and personal social responsibility, renewable and non-renewable energy and the three pillars of sustainability. The course will also discuss how waste can be managed and reduced by consumer decisions and Waste to Energy schemes. You will be taken through the waste management hierarchy, which describes prioritised actions commercial waste producers can take to manage waste. Finally, we’ll cover water resource management and oil storage. You’ll learn how to plan for emergency hazardous substance spillages and the correct way to complete a spillage report.

Target Audience
This course is an awareness course that could be appropriate for anyone in the workplace who wants to know more about how to help reduce their businesses environmental impact.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life.

Our course covers:
Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – Climate change
Module 3 – Environmental Laws and Legislation
Module 4 – Environmental Management
Module 5 – Life-cycle and Recycling
Module 6 – Waste Management
Module 7 – Water Resource Management and Controls

Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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