Environmental Awareness Training

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training
  • No time limits

Our certified Environmental Awareness online training course will make you and your colleagues aware of the impact our actions have on the environment and the importance of protecting it. The course identifies international and UK government actions related to the environment. It also describes the importance of energy efficiency for businesses and lists several energy efficiency measures.

How this course helps businesses

Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, reduce energy costs for consumers, and improve the competitiveness of a business. This course outlines many things companies can do to save money on energy bills while tackling climate change.

Clocking in around 1 hour and 30 minutes, our Environmental Awareness training is a speedy way to better your understanding of such an important topic.

What is Environmental Awareness?

Environmental awareness is about understanding the impact our actions have on the environment and taking steps to reduce them. By understanding how our behaviours influence the environment, we can make informed decisions and changes that contribute to sustainability and the well-being of our planet. For more information on what environmental awareness is and the positive impact it can bring your business, read our article The benefits of raising environmental awareness.

Who is Environmental Awareness training for?

From businesses looking to better understand how the waste disposal process creates water stress to companies where staff are eager to improve their Green credentials, online environmental courses provide environmental awareness training for all levels. Doing so allows your workforce to ensure they have the knowledge needed to reduce their environmental impact.

Why is Environmental Awareness Training Important?

Our training course takes an inclusive approach, helps promote a culture of sustainability and allows businesses to achieve their environmental awareness goals effectively.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 aims to protect the environment with controls that work towards reducing air pollution, carbon emissions, and harmful waste disposal practices. All commercial waste must be stored, removed, and disposed of in line with the obligations covered in the act. The Climate Change Act 2008 is the basis for the UK’s approach to tackling and responding to climate change. It commits the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The Companies Act 2006 requires all UK quoted companies to report on their global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in their annual Directors’ Report.

What are the learning outcomes for the Environmental Awareness training course?

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of greenhouse gases in climate change.
  • Outline some consequences and solutions to climate change.
  • Identify international and UK government actions related to the environment.
  • Describe the importance of energy efficiency for businesses.
  • List several energy efficiency measures.
  • Outline the problem of water stress.
  • List several water saving techniques.
  • Describe the environmental damage caused by waste and litter.

When do I get my Environmental Awareness training certificate?

Environmental Awareness Certificate

Upon completion of the training, you will be able to instantly download your course certificate from the training system.

The CPD Certification Service has accredited the Environmental Awareness online training, as it conforms to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, has assured the training course as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

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How long is this Environmental Awareness training certificate valid for?

Your Environmental Awareness course certificate does not include an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, we recommend the training is retaken every 12 months.

Your training certificate will contain the recommended renewal date.

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What does the Environmental Awareness course cover?

The course contains the following five topics:

1 – Climate change

We start by learning about climate change. You will understand the climate change process and its impact on the environment. You will learn about the role of greenhouse gases on our planet and how humans are causing a rise in these gases. The topic also covers how the carbon cycle works.

2 – International and UK government action

This topic is about actions being taken by governments and organisations around the world to reduce global warming and make systems sustainable for the future. You will learn about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), COP conferences and the drive for Net Zero. The topic explains the terms carbon neutrality, carbon offsetting and carbon credits. It highlights UK legislation and taxes that target the environment.

3 – Energy efficiency

The third topic is about energy efficiency. It describes how your organisation and you as an individual can create a more energy-efficient workplace. You will learn about the benefits of energy efficiency and ways organisations can reduce energy usage for lighting, heating, water heating and IT equipment.

4 – Water

We move on to outlining the importance of water and ways to reduce water consumption. You will learn about the problems with water around the world and about water waste in the UK. The topic also covers water-saving techniques that businesses can use to save money and keep the environment healthy, as well as the legal responsibilities businesses have for their water waste.

5 – Waste and litter

The final topic is the environmental impact of waste and litter. It identifies the harmful effects of waste, the problems caused by litter and the devastating environmental damage cigarette butts cause. The topic also covers the legal responsibilities businesses have for their waste and the importance for businesses that create waste to use the hierarchy of waste.

Environmental Awareness online course assessment

The course assessment comprises of 15 questions drawn from question banks. This dynamic approach ensures that learners receive a new set of questions with each assessment, making it suitable for both initial and refresher training. By providing varied assessments, individuals have the opportunity to continually test and reinforce their knowledge, enhancing the effectiveness of the training.

Environmental Training For Outdoor Businesses

If you work in outdoor recreation and feel our environmental awareness course would benefit your business, we highly recommend thinking about some of our related courses for those working outside. We have developed a unique range of courses for businesses across the UK. Especially those in the events and hospitality sector, to be confident that their processes are environmentally sound.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming aware of how our business impacts the environment is the first step to reducing negative (and increasing positive) impacts on the world around us. On an individual level, we need a stable climate, abundant clean water, and unpolluted air to live a long and healthy life. On a community level, we know that a healthy environment can strengthen food security, reduce conflict over resources and prevent refugee crises. On a business level, environmental awareness can help us comply with the law, stay competitive, and make cost savings.

Environmental awareness can help companies save massive amounts of money on energy, water, and waste removal fees. Working for a company that genuinely cares about the planet can also give team members a sense of belonging and optimism, strengthening team bonds and reducing staff turnover. If a company genuinely does good for the planet, it can also have a competitive advantage. And by understanding how our business impacts the environment, we can make improvements to reduce the risk of reputational damage or legal repercussions.

You can promote environmental awareness at work through staff training, events, competitions, or setting up green initiatives. You could offer cheap bicycle rentals to employees, or you could put staff names in a hat to win prizes every time they participate in a carpool or walk to work. You could hold environmental film screenings at lunchtime with free popcorn, invite a local ecological charity to come and give a talk, or arrange one day off a month for staff to participate in a local beach clean-up or tree planting event. You could also appoint some green champions who identify areas of improvement to report back to managers and take steps to implement their suggestions.

Reducing our personal carbon footprint is important, and we can do this through actions like taking public transport or cycling rather than driving to work, turning off lights, and wearing a jumper instead of cranking up the heating. At the same time, the term carbon footprint was invented and popularised by British Petroleum as part of a marketing campaign. Realistically, there is only so much we can do alone while living and working in places that are not conducive to sustainability.

In addition to looking at your own carbon footprint, it can be most effective to look at larger-scale changes at work. As well as you turning off lights, could your business switch to green energy? As well as you wearing a jumper in winter, could your company properly insulate the property so that heating needs (and energy use) are reduced. Reusable coffee cups are great, but additionally, could your business become more circular and make products it sells out of waste streams instead of raw materials? Managers and team members will best achieve sustainable practices by working together.

Greenwashing is when a company exaggerates what they do for the environment to increase sales or improve its reputation. If you spend more money on marketing saying you’re eco-friendly than doing anything concrete to become more sustainable, or if you put eco-friendly on your packaging without a justification of how and why your products are more sustainable than a similar brand or product - you’re probably greenwashing.

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