Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness

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This qualification is designed to introduce learners to the principles of climate change and environmental awareness.

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Course Information

This course focuses on environmental awareness and carbon footprint, as well
as ways to reduce them in workplaces and individual lifestyles. Learners will
develop a key core of knowledge that can be applied to a variety of sectors.
They’ll also become familiar with the basics of environment and climate change,
and learn about environmental protection and actions taken within the workplace
to mitigate damaging industry impact.

Assessment types:

This qualification is internally assessed through: Assignments Reports
Presentations External quality-assured portfolio


Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for learners who have a keen interest in the environment and climate change.

Units / Modules

There are three mandatory units on this course:

  • Unit 1: Understand Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Protection
  • Unit 2: Understand Industry and the Environment
  • Unit 3: Understand Resource Efficiency and Waste Management

Benefits / Skills

  • Gain an understanding of the nature of climate change and the role it plays in reducing carbon emissions
  • Drive positive change both at work and home
  • Prepare for future careers in engineering or science
  • Leads onto Level 3 Environmental & Climate Change Access to HE Diploma

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements are required to study this course. It is suitable for learners aged 19 and over and free to learners who meet the eligibility criteria.

Career Progression

  • Employment or progression within a variety of sectors - including energy, engineering and environmental science
  • Sustainability and environmental manager
  • Environmental manager
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Energy engineer

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Course Details


6 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

This qualification is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the principles of climate change and environmental awareness.


It ensures learners understand the nature of climate change and the role they can play in helping to reduce carbon emissions.


By achieving the qualification, learners will gain the knowledge and understanding to act as drivers of positive change within the workplace and at home.

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