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

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.


It will start by defining important terms and identifying the key environmental issues the world is facing.
You’ll 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’ll 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.


Each module is rounded off with several multiple-choice questions, candidates are required to get 70% on these tests to pass the course. They have the opportunity to review all the answers at the end of each module before final submission and will be given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.


  • Introduction
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Laws and Legislation
  • Environmental Management
  • Life-cycle and Recycling
  • Waste Management
  • Water Resource Management and Controls

CPD Units: N/A

60 Minutes*

*The course duration 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


As you work through each of the modules listed above, you will be tested with multiple choice questions. This will determine if you have absorbed and retained the information you have learned.

It is a requirement of the course to achieve an overall 70% score. You have three free attempts to complete the course.

You will received a certificate after completion. This is a digital PDF only, example shown. 

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