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Environmental Sustainability

We are all so aware of the need to live a sustainable life. This course looks at how and what we do can affect the environment. We explore what national, European and global measures have been take to address environmental issues and explore a range o sustainable practices and actions that can be implemented by individuals and in our community.
Section 1: Climate change, other environmental pressures and global initiatives.
Section 2: Energy Management & renewable energy and water conservation
Section 3: Sustainable food, and food waste prevention
Section 4: Sustainable consumption, the circular economy & waste
Section 5: Biodiversity & actions to take
Section 6: Greening communities & greening your lifestyle
Section 7: Generating a personal action plan – workshops

Start Date: 22-02-2023Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 MinsDuration: 5 weeks

Timetable

Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Wednesday
Education Requirements
Level 5 Special Purpose award in Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace 5S21793
Applicants who have either successfully completed a programme leading to a Level 4 QQI qualification or can demonstrate the levels of knowledge, skills and competence associated with NFQ Level 4 will be eligible to apply for entry to this programme.

Level 4 Special Purpose award in Environmental Sustainability Awareness 4S21809
The programme is positioned at Level 4 on the NFQ. Applicants seeking entry must have achieved a minimum of a NFQ Level 3 Major Award or its equivalent prior to entry to the programme, or have achieved the relevant skills, knowledge, and competence through work experience. Learners within this category are assessed prior to enrolment to ensure they meet the required skills to undertake the programme.
Learners will not be expected to have prior knowledge of environmental sustainability on entry to the programme, but they will be expected to demonstrate an interest in the field.


Age Requirements
Learners must be over 18 years of age


Learning Aptitude
None


Previous Experience
Level 5 Special Purpose award in Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace 5S21793
As this is a Skills to Advance funded programme, learners must be defined as an ‘employee’. Under Skills to Advance policy, ‘employees’ are defined as those who work part-time or full-time under a contract of employment, whether oral or written, express or implied, have recognised rights and duties and are in receipt of pay for their service. Self-employed persons are eligible to participate.

Level 4 Special Purpose award in Environmental Sustainability Awareness 4S21809
The target learner group includes learners across all areas of FET provision.
The target learner group will include individuals who want to develop their knowledge of sustainability and to apply it in their personal lives.

Module Award Body
Environmental Sustainability Awareness Environmental Sustainability Awareness (4N21810) QQI
The following awards are listed on this framework
5S21793 Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace Level 5
4S21809 Environmental Sustainability Awareness Level 4

Special Purpose Award in Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace 5S21794
On successful completion of the award in Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the principal effects of human activities on the environment, to include depletion of
natural resources, climate change, pollution, and loss of biodiversity.
2. Examine the key measures that have been taken to address these environmental issues, to
include: all relevant national, international and European policy instruments or agreements.
3. Identify and assess the environmental impacts of individuals and recommend actions that can
be taken to reduce these impacts.
4. Conduct an initial review to scope an environmental improvement programme that could be
carried out in the workplace.

Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace Employability Statement
The aim of this award is to develop participants awareness of the impacts of environmental change and the key sustainable practices that can be implemented by a business and by an individual. The employee will apply the skills learned to identify sustainability improvement options for the business/workplace involved.
The programme is intended for business and enterprise across all sectors of economic activity, who want their employees to acquire a general knowledge and understanding of environmental sustainability in the workplace and who further want employees to use that knowledge, competence and understanding to support sustainable practices in the workplace. Learners will be able to identify, prioritise and implement environmentally sustainable improvements in their workplace and in their own personal lives and communities. A range of units with content covering key sustainable practices are available, including:
1. climate change, other environmental pressures& global initiatives
2. energy management
3. sustainable food and food waste prevention
4. circular economy
5. environmental management& green awareness for employees
6. greening communities& greening your lifestyle.

Special Purpose Award in Environmental Sustainability Awareness Level 4
On successful completion of the level 4 award in Environmental Sustainability Awareness learners will be able to:
1. Outline the principal effects that human activities have on the environment.
2. Examine the key national, European, and global measures that have been taken to address
environmental issues.
3. Identify the main environmental impacts of these issues and the challenges they pose for an
individual at a local level
4. Explore a range of sustainable practices and actions that can be implemented at individual and community level.

Environmental Sustainability Awareness Level 4 Employability Statement:
The aim of this award is to develop learners awareness of the impacts of environmental change and the key sustainable practices that can be implemented at individual and community level.
Participants who successfully complete the programme will be more aware of environmental issues and will be able to make some changes to their personal practice as a result of their participation in the programme.
A range of units with content covering key sustainable practices are available, including:
1. Climate change, other environmental pressures, & global initiatives
2. Energy management & renewable energy; water conservation
3. Sustainable food, and food waste prevention
4. Sustainable consumption, the circular economy, & waste
5. Biodiversity & actions to take
6. Greening communities & greening your lifestyle
7. Generating a personal action plan – workshops

Provider

Dungarvan Adult Education Centre


Location

Wolfetone Road, Dungarvan


Facilities

  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
antonia splini

Email:
antoniasplini@wwetb.ie