Covered in this course

The Environmental Awareness Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) Global change

In this section, we look at what the environment actually is, what’s happening to it and why.

We cover climate change, biodiversity, human impact and finding the right balance.

An animated image of our planet - Environmental Awareness Training is essential for all workplaces.

2) How workplaces are affecting the environment

Workplaces are one of the biggest contributors to UK waste and carbon emissions. In this section, we look at local regulators, Duty of Care, Environmental policies and projects and incentives you can implement in your workplace. 

This section is very much focused on the WORKPLACE and how organisations can make a real difference through the better use of resources and through good handling of waste and recycling.

Diagram showing the thought process that every individual should adopt when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint.

3) How individuals can improve their carbon footprint

In the final section, we focus on individuals and how everyone can make a conscious effort to reduce waste and their carbon footprint.

We look at simple ways of reducing waste - small changes can make a BIG difference. 

Image of people switching off electrical appliances as part of our our Environmental Awareness Training.

Environmental Awareness Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Environmental Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Environmental Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Environmental Awareness Training Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 512 real user reviews.

4.06 out of 5

Very well presented and bang up tp date. I enjoyed taking the course and as such, I have signed up all of our extended management team up to take this course.

Great insight into Environmental issues

Great training session

Waste of time

Blindingly obvious and patronising, a complete waste of my time.

Very good

It is important that this is rolled out to all so that a clear message is sent and the message is seen not just as social/political, but a duty of care for all. It was very clearly put across. Only improvement might be to have more than one presenter for more interest, and perhaps different voices appeal to different people.

Very good

It is important that this is rolled out to all so that a clear message is sent and the message is seen not just as social/political, but a duty of care for all. It was very clearly put across. Only improvement might be to have more than one presenter for more interest, and perhaps different voices appeal to different people.


Some debatable information . The answer for Electricity for devices plugged in was wrong not all devices when plugged in to a socket pull current depends on the device !!! An isolating mains switch in the device will mean no current draw . The point was good although standby current draw is very low and with some power supply s repeated unplugging shortens life span increasing landfill. The surge current when plugging a device often wipes out any gains from unplugging overnight .

Good for all levels of interest

This course offers clear explanations with constructive and inclusive suggestions to tackle the issues realistically

Ground knowledge on sustainability

The course provides basic environmental knowledge and wow facts about how easy it is to be more sustainable and make a difference. Working for a charity who is at the forefront of conservation and with all the global environmental issues and implications that we should be addressing, I think this course will provide a good overview to everyone, weather for business or on a personal level.

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Legislations relating to Environmental Awareness

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environment Act 1995

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended in 2008) and the Environment Act 1995 say that anyone who produces, handles or disposes of waste must make sure it’s done properly and safely. Businesses and households that don’t comply can be given fines or even prison sentences. The Control of Pollution Act 1974 and its 1989 Amendment regulate waste transportation and disposal, water pollution, air pollution and noise pollution, with fines for non-compliance. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme covers 31 countries. It limits the total amount of certain greenhouse gases that factories, power plants and airlines are allowed to emit, and lets companies buy, sell or trade their emission allowances.

It shall be a defence for a person charged under this act to prove: a) that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to to avoid the commission of the offence; or b) that he acted under instructions from his employer and neither knew nor had reason to suppose that the acts done by him constituted a contravention of [the Environmental Protection Act].

The Environmental Protection Act, Section 33 (7)

Other legislations relating to environmental awareness in the UK

The Clean Air Act 1993 places legal limits and prohibitions on smoke, fumes, dust and grit coming from fireplaces or furnaces in homes or business properties. It also regulates the composition of fuels used in cars and other engines.

The Water Resources Act 1991Water Industry Act 1991, and Water Act 2003 regulate the supply, management, quality and pollution of water in the UK, as well as flood defences.

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006 cover the protection of native wildlife, management of non-native species, and the conservation of nature reserves, sites of specific scientific interest, and other natural environments.

The Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006 (amended in 2009) covers the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical equipment.

The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty - an agreement between countries to help reduce our GLOBAL carbon footprint.