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

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Based on 505 real user reviews.

4.07 out of 5
Excellent course

The most enjoyable 41mins I have had in many a year, should be done monthly to make us aware of the problems caused by so many and so few trying to rectify the problem

5/5
Common knowledge dragged out over 40minu

An important subject made very dull by dragging out the presentation of commonly known facts over 40minutes+. The test was reasonable but expecting users to memorise numbers has no benefit and it would be better to focus on other facts that enable users to minimise their environmental impact.

1/5
Dull, patronising, poor grammar

Pro Green Party anti-Trump propaganda. Although no American accents. Boundary conditions of examples not consistent - all UK waste 100 million tonnes and then the building industry also produces 100 million tonnes of waste?

2/5
States the obvious and can't skip ahead

Expecting one to memorise a load of spurious stats doesn't seem a very good use of one's time. I understand very well how the environment works and my effect upon it, but knowing how many tonnes of CO2 are generated by a 2 degree C increase in office temp (above ambient I assume otherwise this is a nonsense question), does not help me in any way shape or form.Nevertheless if we were able to just skip this whole interminable set of videos (or have a full text option that doesn't even attempt to play the videos) and take the test then that would be an improvement.As an aside, oil coal and gas are perfectly renewable provided you have enough time (a few hundred million years should do it) wink.

2/5
Easy to use, but ... see below

Thought that a lot of the information presented was well known already

2/5
Excellent course, easy to follow

Quite a surprise to see what can be saved and what is wasted etc

4/5
Very good reminder.

Worthwhile and makes you think.

5/5
Easy to follow, quick and effective deli

thank you I enjoyed the training.

4/5
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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.