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Environmental Aspects and Impacts

Overview

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

Modules

Global Environmental Issues

1.1 What is the environment?
1.2 What is pollution?
1.3 Global warming
1.4 Ozone layer depletion
1.5 Air pollution
1.6 Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

2.1 Water
2.2 Waste
2.3 Local air pollution
2.4 Transport
2.5 Packaging

Energy Issues

3.1 Meeting the need for energy
3.2 Government policies to improve energy efficiency
3.3 Conducting an energy survey
3.4 Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

4.1 Who are your organisation's interested parties?
4.2 Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

5.1 What is an initial environmental review?
5.2 Review of background information
5.3 Site investigation
5.4 Register of aspects and impacts
5.5 Writing the report

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

Modules

Global Environmental Issues

1.1 What is the environment?
1.2 What is pollution?
1.3 Global warming
1.4 Ozone layer depletion
1.5 Air pollution
1.6 Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

2.1 Water
2.2 Waste
2.3 Local air pollution
2.4 Transport
2.5 Packaging

Energy Issues

3.1 Meeting the need for energy
3.2 Government policies to improve energy efficiency
3.3 Conducting an energy survey
3.4 Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

4.1 Who are your organisation's interested parties?
4.2 Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

5.1 What is an initial environmental review?
5.2 Review of background information
5.3 Site investigation
5.4 Register of aspects and impacts
5.5 Writing the report

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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