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Environmental Legislation and Policy Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Learn to evaluate your organisation's environmental policy


Get Environmental Legislation and Policy, Ecology, Environmental Improvements, Environmental Aspects and Impacts and Environmental Auditing and Reporting in this Bundle

1. Environmental Legislation and Policy: Learn to evaluate your organisation's environmental policy

As the public and scientific outcry over environmental pollution has intensified over the years, politicians have responded by creating more legislation designed to protect the environment. This legislation has been aimed largely at business and industry.

This course on Environmental Legislation and Policy presents an overview of the most relevant environmental legislation that you need to be informed about before writing or evaluating your organisation's environmental policy. It provides you with an overview of the development of statutory environmental law in the UK, and concludes with examining the rationale behind environmental policy development, what a policy should contain and how it should be communicated.

2. Ecology: Learn the relationship between plants and animals

Ecology is the study of the relationship between plants and animals and their physical and biological environment. The field of ecology is a distinct scientific discipline, it does contribute to the study and understanding of environmental problems.

Our Ecology course will provide a detailed explanation on many aspects of the eco balance in an easy to understand format and help you to understand how all parts of the environment work together.

3. Environmental Improvements: Learn to formulate a plan to fulfill your organisation's environmental policy

Making Environmental Improvements is a course designed to help you formulate a plan to fulfil your organisation's environmental policy. It is one thing to create an environmental policy, but something altogether different to see it come to fruition.

This course will guide you through the process of planning and monitoring activities to achieve the objectives and targets based on the aims of your policy. Among the many topics covered will be potential obstacles and methods of overcoming them, record keeping and documentation, communication and training, as well as methods of monitoring your programme

4. Environmental Aspects and Impacts: Learn to improve your organisation's environmental performance

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

5. Environmental Auditing and Reporting: Learn to apply different types of environmental audit

The first session introduces you to the different types of environmental audit, what they aim to achieve, and how they differ from similar activities such as reviews and inspections. It goes on to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of auditing in more detail.

Session Two explores the preparation work that must be carried out by you as a manager responsible for initiating audits (that is, the client). Client responsibilities and activities are listed in paragraph 4.2.4 of ISO 14011. The session begins by discussing the selection of auditors, including making a decision on whether to use members of staff or external auditors. It then considers the importance of reaching agreement with the auditor about the objectives and scope of the audit.

Session Three discusses the activities that the lead auditor must undertake in preparation for the audit. They include the collection of relevant documents, the compilation of checklists of questions, and the drawing up of an audit specification. Depending on the size of your organisation, you may be required to take on the role of lead auditor. Even if this is not the case, as an environmental manager you will need to know what is involved in planning an audit so that you can give the necessary support and assistance to the lead auditor.

Session Four offers guidance on carrying out the audit, including the opening meeting and the methods you, in the role of auditor, should employ when interviewing, making observations and note-taking.

Session Five explores methods available to evaluate the audit findings and present them to the management of the organisation. It discusses both oral reporting, as in the closing meeting, and written reporting, as in the audit report.

Organisations are finding that communicating with their stakeholders about environmental performance is becoming increasingly important as more people and organisations become interested in the environment. This sixth session looks at the different types of environmental reports available, the reasoning behind publishing them, what they should contain and how they should be compiled to suit different audiences.

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  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

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The Environmental Legislation and Policy 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Environmental Legislation and Policy

 

The UK Legislative System

  • Statute law and common law
  • Criminal law and civil law
  • Statutory nuisance
  • The influence of European law

Environmental Law

  • The development of environmental law
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Environment Act 1995
  • Waste legislation
  • Water legislation
  • Air legislation
  • Noise nuisance
  • Planning and conservation
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Register of environmental legislation

Environmental Policy

  • What is an environmental policy?
  • Producing and evaluating an environmental policy
  • Communicating the policy

Appendix 1: Amerada Hess's environmental policy statement

Appendix 2: Unilever's environmental policy statement

Course 2 - Ecology

Ecosystems and Populations

  • Ecology
  • Biomes
  • Ecosystems
  • Major driving force of an ecosystem is solar energy
  • Interactions in the Community

The Development of Life

  • Evolution
  • Steps in Organic Evolution
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Evolution of Sex
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Origins of Vertebrae
  • Emergence of Man
  • Population Genetics
  • Synthetic Theory
  • Trans-specific Evolution
  • Human Evolution
  • Lifespan

Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species

  • Animals
  • Origins & Relationships
  • Symmetry
  • Animals in the Human Community

Fungi, Tundra and Rain Forests

  • Fungi
  • Types of Fungi
  • Structure of Fungi
  • Reproduction of Fungi
  • Physiology of Fungus
  • Ecology of Fungus
  • Classification of Fungi
  • Tundra
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Rain Forests
  • Ecology
  • Vegetation

Mountains, Rivers and Deserts

  • Mountains
  • Formation
  • Importance of Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Formation
  • Deserts
  • Formation

Shallow Waters

  • Estuaries
  • Estuary as a Nursery
  • Estuaries and People
  • Rocky Shores
  • Sandy Shores
  • Coral Reefs

The Greenhouse Effect, The Ozone Layer, Poisons and Waste Materials

  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Ozone Layer
  • Causes of Ozone Depletion
  • Waste Materials
  • Reduction of Waste

Course 3 - Environmental Improvements

Environmental Objectives and Targets

  • What are environmental objectives and targets?
  • Setting environmental objectives and targets

Developing an Environmental Management Programme

  • The purpose of the environmental management programme
  • Drawing up an environmental management programme
  • Overcoming obstacles to the programme
  • Financial resources for implementing the programme
  • Environmental documentation

The Role of the Individual

  • Environmental responsibilities
  • Raising awareness and motivation
  • Training to increase skills and knowledge

Monitoring the Environmental Management Programme

  • The purpose of monitoring environmental performance
  • Types of performance indicator
  • Monitoring of specific aspects
  • Corrective action

Course 4 - Environmental Aspects and Impacts

Global Environmental Issues

  • What is the environment?
  • What is pollution?
  • Global warming
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Air pollution
  • Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Local air pollution
  • Transport
  • Packaging

Energy Issues

  • Meeting the need for energy
  • Government policies to improve energy efficiency
  • Conducting an energy survey
  • Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

  • Who are your organisation's interested parties?
  • Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

  • What is an initial environmental review?
  • Review of background information
  • Site investigation
  • Register of aspects and impacts
  •  Writing the report

Course 5 - Environmental Auditing and Reporting

Introduction to Environmental Auditing

  • What is environmental auditing?
  • Types of audit
  • Environmental management system audits

Pre-audit Activities for the Manager

  • Selecting the audit team
  • Planning the audit

Pre-audit Activities for the Auditor

  • Drawing up the audit specification
  • Obtaining information before the audit
  • Checklists

Conducting the Audit

  • The opening meeting
  • Evaluation of the EMS
  • Interviewing
  • Site tour and observations

Evaluating the Audit Results

  • Evaluation of the audit results
  • The closing meeting
  • Recommendations
  • The audit report

Environmental Reporting

  • Purpose of producing an environmental report
  • Writing the report
  • Independent validation

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OAELPD5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate