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Please note that applications for 2023/24 open on 20th October after our first Open Evening.

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Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness

  • Type: e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks based on 4 hours of study a week
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the course

This qualification is designed to provide you with an introduction to the principles of climate change and environmental awareness. You will study about the nature of climate change and the role you can play in helping to reduce carbon emissions. Through achieving the qualification, you will gain the knowledge and understanding to act as drivers of positive change within the workplace and at home.

Why study?

The qualification aims to:

  • focus on the study of environmental awareness and carbon footprint reduction associated with a wide range of workplaces and linked to the lifestyles of individuals
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge that is relevant, and can be applied, across a variety of sectors.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Develop an awareness of climate change and environmental awareness
  • Understand how you can act as a positive driver of change
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College

What you will learn

Unit 01 Understand climate change, sustainability and environmental protection 

Unit 02 Understand industry and the environment 

Unit 03 Understand resource efficiency and waste management

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

Aged 19 or over on the 1 August 2021

  • Living in UK and meet the residency eligibility rules
  • Are not currently studying an apprenticeship

*Costs for adult programmes have changed. If you live in a devolved funding area you may have to pay for your programme. This includes residents of Greater Cambridge and Peterborough.

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees. You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined 
  • The West of England Combined Authority
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority
  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
  • The West Yorkshire Combined Authority

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

Aged 19 or over on the 1 August 2021

  • Living in UK and meet the residency eligibility rules
  • Are not currently studying an apprenticeship

*Costs for adult programmes have changed. If you live in a devolved funding area you may have to pay for your programme. This includes residents of Greater Cambridge and Peterborough.

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees. You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined 
  • The West of England Combined Authority
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority
  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
  • The West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Awarding Body

NCFE

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