Covered in this Course

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

1) The Environment and how it's changing

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

This section highlights global warming, climate change, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, pollution and waste.

A graph showing the rise in population over time as part of our environmental awareness training

2) Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY means making sure resources are available both now AND in the future.

This section concentrates on environmental law and at what can be done at a GLOBAL, NATIONAL and LOCAL level to help the environment.

Diagram of three examples of sustainability techniques used by the Environment Agency for great environmental awareness

3) The Environment and the Workplace

Businesses can effect the environment in many negative ways, some even go unnoticed, but a few of the biggest effects from businesses are:

  • Visual blight
  • Noise
  • Pollution
  • Congestion

This final 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. It looks at Environmental Management Systems and carbon offsetting.

This section includes well-designed interactive pages – one concentrating on things employers can do, and one looking at what employees can do, to help the environment. The pages are very visual. Simply by highlighting an area of the typical workplace you can view ideas and suggestions for possible improvement in that area.

A pair of scales with factories and industries out balancing carbon offset as part of our environmental awareness course

Environmental Awareness Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material. You'll also be able to download and print off a certificate once you've completed the course which displays your name, the course you've completed, and your test score.

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 500 real user reviews.

4.07 out of 5
Probably the best e-course I've taken

Accurate, thorough, and completely to the point. Definitely one of the best courses I've done. The structure of learning was brilliant and nothing was too long, this means it is easy to keep your attention on it.

Excellent course and very easy to follow

This is a very useful course. It is so easy to forget what colour extinguisher is for what type of fire and this information in this course is very straight forward as well as being very detailed.


All relevant points covered in a claear and concise way.

A very high rating in its presentation .

I found this programme was very informative in respect of all the aspects of health and safety and has given me a wider perspective of the need to be vigilant at all times to enable myself and work colleagues a safe environment to work in.

very easy to use

Very informative, and a good refresher which could be done at regular intervals.

very easy to use

Very informative, and a good refresher which could be done at regular intervals.

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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.