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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Global change
  2. 2 How workplaces are affecting the environment
  3. 3 How individuals can improve their carbon footprint
A butterfly in a field - Environmental Awareness Training
An animated image of our planet - Environmental Awareness Training is essential for all workplaces.

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.

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

This section is focused on the workplace and how organisations can make a real difference through the better use of resources and good handling of waste and recycling. Workplaces are one of the biggest contributors to UK waste and carbon emissions.

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

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. 

About this course

This online, CPD Accredited & IOSH Approved training course is designed to introduce staff and management at all levels to the issue of environmental responsibility, as well as looking at what can be done to reduce negative environmental impact from our day to day activities.

We all know that our environment is under threat and that changes must be made to protect it. In this Environmental Awareness training programme, we make it clear that it’s not just big companies that have a responsibility to make changes - or indeed companies that deal with hazardous materials or waste disposal - it's something that concerns absolutely all of us.

This programme looks at the problems our environment is facing. It looks at our responsibilities and wider environmental awareness, as well as covering the various legislation that relates to environmental responsibility for organisations of all types and sizes. 

Equip your staff with the knowledge needed to make your business more environmentally friendly, with our Environmental Awareness Training course!

Michelle Livings, a presenter of Environmental Awareness Training

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Environmental Awareness Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Environmental Awareness certificate

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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 stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Environmental Awareness Training Certificate

677 real user reviews

4.2 out of 5
Interesting and well structured

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Good summary of Environmental Awareness

It gives a good overview of global, national and local environmental issues and ways we can all improve the environment now and in the future. The graphics and factual information is presented in a way we can all understand and in a manner we can all relate to.

very informative

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Not overly useful

Hello. Just found this particular course to be a bit patronising in tone and I didn't really get the point of it from an employee perspective. It seemed dispensing facts in an attempt to convince the doubters that environmental awareness was important but didn't really inform the user of their responsibilities (which I guess is because responsibilities will differ greatly from company to company). The other iHASCO courses I've taken have been useful, but I think this course would be better given internally, as I think for employees the important thing is for us to be following company policy.

Another Very Interesting Course

I loved this course, found it be very interesting even though some of the points I was familiar with. Highly recommend to anyone as these points are very important to everyone. I actually think everyone should take this course. 10/10

Awareness of the World

Interesting to review and makes you re-think every aspect of your own actions.

Outlines organisational responsibilities

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

excellent course

It makes you think about life in general

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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)

Business benefits

The devastating toll our way of life has on the environment is one of the biggest threats we face today – and that threat will only grow and become more and more immediate as time goes on.

It has become an issue very much at the forefront of people’s minds, to such an extent, in fact, that it influences who people vote for and where they spend their money. This course has been designed to not only raise awareness of the risks we face but to also offer simple, practical solutions. And the benefits speak for themselves. Not only are you doing your part in the fight for the environment, but you’ll also be saving your organisation money in wasted resources and energy; you’ll be showing your commitment to environmental legislation, and all while boosting your corporate image.

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