Ultimate Environmental Legislation and Policy Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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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.

6. Environmental Management: Learn how to manage and protect our environment

Many economic structures depend on natural resources. Industries like forestry, fishing, agriculture and tourism rely on the health function of the natural environment, and hardly a productive industry does not rely on natural resources. The industries will suffer if this resource base is damaged in any way.

Learning about the environment, what we can do and what it can do for us is an essential part of your life, if we want to ensure our future existence. How we manage our environment and what we need to do to protect it is an essential part of this specialised course.

7. Business and the Environment: Learn the principles underlying environmental management

In 1990 the concept of the environmental management system (EMS) was new to many organisations. However, it has subsequently developed very rapidly, becoming the subject of a number of international standards and schemes. The first national environmental management standard, BS7750, was published in 1992 and the European Union (or Community as it was then called) adopted the same basic approach in 1993 with the introduction of its Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). An international standard, ISO 14001, replaced BS 7750 in 1996. In this course we look at how these standards and schemes have developed, the differences between them, and what benefits an organisation can expect to gain from adopting a recognised EMS.

While neither ISO 14001 nor EMAS prescribe the level of environmental performance to be achieved, they do require a commitment to continual improvement. The extent of this improvement is for the individual organisation to decide and should be quantified in objectives and targets where practicable. At first glance, continual improvement may appear to be a particularly onerous commitment, but it is vital if the environmental management system is to be seen as credible by interested parties. This course looks at the importance and benefits of continual improvement, how it can be achieved, and how some of the barriers to its achievement can be overcome.

Any organisation undertaking a programme of continual improvement needs not only to establish procedures for its work processes but also to regard all procedures, and the processes to which they relate, as being capable of improvement. This course focuses on what is involved in improving work procedures and processes in order to reduce the environmental impacts of your organisation.

A sudden environmental crisis - such as a large fire, explosion, release of toxic gas or major water pollution incident - is probably the most feared occurrence by individuals with responsibility for an organisation's environmental performance. However, slow-acting pollution incidents can create a crisis that damages not only the environment but also the organisation, both financially and in terms of its reputation - and the reputation of its products - among the public.

Emergency planning is required to deal with any incident that could result in loss of life, ill health or damage to the environment.

8. Eco Building Design: Learn to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology

Building biology, bio-house design, biological architecture and ecological building all refer to the construction of a building along lines of more natural, renewable resources and health of the occupants. In other words buildings become more people-friendly. It aims to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology.

Ensuring a building is constructed to meet the environmental needs of the area takes not only construction knowledge, but also skills in the art of eco-design. This course goes a long way to help provide these added skills and knowledge.

9. Mushroom Growing: Learn how to grow mushrooms effectiviely

Over the past 30 years the popularity and consumption of mushrooms has expanded in leaps and bounds worldwide. Mushrooms are relatively easy to grow, and with the advent of a range of home growing kits, the home mushroom farm has become a reality for many a home gardener.

This course has been written to teach mushroom growing in a way which will be relevant to any country. It puts aside regional techniques and tries to teach you principles and concepts which can be applied to anywhere. This course also teaches you the principles and not just black and white facts.

10. Farm Machinery Care: Learn to maintain machinery used on most farms

Designed to provide a basic introduction to the skills needed for the efficient maintenance of the machinery used on most farms.

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This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  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
  6. Download printer friendly course content

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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.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Ultimate Environmental Legislation and Policy 10 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

Course 6 - Environmental Management

Introduction to Ecology

  • Environment
  • Environmentalist
  • Eco-climate
  • Ecological Value
  • Economic Value
  • Quinine

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Industrial Pollution
  • Types of pollution
  • Pollutants affecting air
  • Pollutants affecting fresh water
  • Pollutants affecting marine life
  • Pollutants affecting land
  • The effects of pollution
  • Nuclear pollution
  • Asbestos fibres
  • Urbanisation

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

  • Natural Greenhouse Effect
  • Global Warming
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Effects of ozone depletion

Water and Soil

  • Soil erosion
  • Prevention of soil erosion
  • Causes of desertification
  • Worldwide desertification

Animal Management

  • The Human Animal – Population Explosion
  • Urban Contraceptive
  • The incidence of Aids

Marine Management

  • West Coast
  • South Coast
  • East Coast

Vegetation Management

  • Deforestation
  • Rate of Deforestation
  • The carbon cycle
  • The water cycle
  • Soil erosion
  • Desertification
  • Effects of Deforestation
  • Indigenous Plants
  • currents
  • Alien Plants
  • Invasive Plants

Course 7 - Business and the Environment

Environmental Management Systems, Schemes and Standards

  • 1.1 Environmental management principles
  • 1.2 Environmental management systems and standards
  • 1.3 Main elements of EMAS
  • 1.4 Main elements of ISO 14001
  • 1.5 Strategic environmental management
  • 1.6 Integrated management

Continual Improvement

  • 2.1 What is continual improvement?  
  • 2.2 Benefits of improved environmental performance
  • 2.3 Challenges to the implementation of an improvement programme
  • 2.4 The importance of commitment
  • 2.5 Implementing a continual improvement programme
  • 2.6 Sustainable development

Working Methods

  • 3.1 The importance of environmental procedures
  • 3.2 Assessment of procedures and processes
  • 3.3 Implementing changes to procedures and processes

Response to Damage to the Environment

  • 4.1 Fire, explosion  and toxic gas releases
  • 4.2 Contaminated land
  • 4.3 Pollution of surface water
  • 4.4 Emergency plans

Course 8 - Eco Building Design

Introduction to building biology

  • Environmental considerations in a building
  • Building biology
  • Europe
  • Biology and health of buildings
  • Cleaning materials

Building materials

  • Dangerous building materials
  • Chemical effects on the body
  • Timber
  • Plastics
  • Masonry/bricks and concrete
  • Timber treatments
  • Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces

Construction

  • Roofs and roofing materials
  • Roof construction
  • Floors
  • Pests in buildings

Services

  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring electricity
  • Power and Ohm's law
  • Terminology
  • Supply systems
  • Safety with electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste water treatment using reed-beds
  • Suitable plants
  • Temperature control
  • Heaters and coolers

Temperature: heating & cooling

  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Applications and the nature of solar energy
  • Greenhouses

The internal environment: Ventilation

  • Children and the elderly
  • Controlling excess moisture
  • Mould and mildew
  • Humidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide risk
  • Radon
  • Air cleaners

Light

  • Lighting principles and terms
  • Types of lighting
  • Replacing fixtures
  • Day lighting
  • Optimising energy efficiency
  • Measuring light

Acoustics

  • Human requirements for sound insulation
  • Secondary sound transmission
  • Speech privacy
  • Reverberation time
  • Measuring sound insulation
  • Improving sound insulation

Ergonomic considerations

  • Form, shape and dimension of spaces
  • Furniture design
  • Layout of interiors
  • Potential injuries
  • Office landscaping

Psychological considerations

  • Colour
  • Psychology of building interiors
  • General principles for house design
  • Qualities of the components
  • Creating effects

Course 9 - Mushroom Growing

INTRODUCTION

  • Recognise plant names
  • Identify commonly cultivated mushrooms
  • Describe the structure of a mushroom

MUSHROOM CULTURE

  • Explain how to grow mushrooms
  • Identify the different soil types
  • Summarise why different soils are suited to different purposes
  • Explain the different types of compost and the benefits of composting

SPAWN PRODUCTION & SPAWNING

  • Explain the process of spawning
  • Describe how to make and cast a mushroom bed
  • Identify the various pests and diseases that affect mushrooms

GROWING MUSHROOMS OUTSIDE

  • Explain the ideal outdoor conditions required for growing mushrooms
  • Explain when the best time is to harvest the mushrooms
  • Outline the environmental factors that contribute to the life of the mushroom after harvesting

Course 10 - Farm Machinery Care

Fundamentals Of Engines

  • Terminology
  • Absolute Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Work
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Compression Ratio (Cr)
  • Difference Between A Two Stroke And Four Stroke Engine
  • Engine Efficiency
  • How Does An Engine Lose Power?
  • Imperial Measurements
  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring Electricity
  • Ohm'S Law
  • Power
  • Electricity Supply
  • Turbines & Generators

Irrigation

  • Measuring Water Available To Plants
  • Calculating Field Capacity
  • Calculating Permanent Wilting Point
  • Available Moisture Range
  • Available Moisture Range
  • A Feel Test For Estimating Soil Moisture Level
  • Irrigation Calculations
  • Estimating Water
  • Type Of Plant
  • Rate Of Growth
  • Climate
  • Soil Conditions
  • The Water Needs Of Turf Grasses
  • Hydraulics
  • Pressure
  • Measuring Pressure
  • Calculating Discharge Or Flow
  • Bernoulli'S Equation
  • Velocity
  • Friction Loss In Systems

Mechanisation

  • Machinery Components
  • Potting Machines
  • Planters And Drills
  • Harvesters
  • Potato Harvesters
  • Grading Machinery
  • Mowing/Grass Cutting Machinery
  • Cylinder Mower
  • Four Stroke Cylinder Mowers Rotary Mowers
  • Two Stroke
  • Maintenance Of Electric Motor Mowers
  • Engine Systems
  • The Lubrication System
  • The Fuel System
  • Chain Saws
  • Extending Chain Life
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Brushcutters
  • Mowers
  • Deciding What You Need?
  • How To Mow - The Rules
  • After Mowing
  • Changing Mower Blades
  • Mulchers
  • Rotary Hoes
  • Hedge Trimmers

Tractors

  • Safe Operation Of A Tractor In The Agricultural Setting

Hand Tools And Power Tools

  • Manual Tools And Equipment
  • Secateurs
  • Hand Saws
  • Tree Wound Paints
  • Snap Lock Tools
  • Rakes
  • Spades And Shovels
  • Forks
  • Aeration
  • Spiking
  • Coring
  • Rollers
  • Hoes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Sprayers
  • Comparing Sprayers
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Power Tools

Equipment Maintenance And Specific Workplace Requirements

  • Maintenance Procedures And Scheduling
  • Example Chart For Equipment Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance For January
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules For Operators
  • Engine Oil Additives
  • Service Classifications
  • Specific Workplace Requirements
  • Example Machine Specifications Form
  • Machinery Specifications Detail


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)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Environmental Legislation and Policy, Ecology, Environmental Improvements, Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Environmental Auditing and Reporting, Environmental Management, Business and the Environment, Eco Building Design, Mushroom Growing and Farm Machinery Care 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.

6. Environmental Management: Learn how to manage and protect our environment

Many economic structures depend on natural resources. Industries like forestry, fishing, agriculture and tourism rely on the health function of the natural environment, and hardly a productive industry does not rely on natural resources. The industries will suffer if this resource base is damaged in any way.

Learning about the environment, what we can do and what it can do for us is an essential part of your life, if we want to ensure our future existence. How we manage our environment and what we need to do to protect it is an essential part of this specialised course.

7. Business and the Environment: Learn the principles underlying environmental management

In 1990 the concept of the environmental management system (EMS) was new to many organisations. However, it has subsequently developed very rapidly, becoming the subject of a number of international standards and schemes. The first national environmental management standard, BS7750, was published in 1992 and the European Union (or Community as it was then called) adopted the same basic approach in 1993 with the introduction of its Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). An international standard, ISO 14001, replaced BS 7750 in 1996. In this course we look at how these standards and schemes have developed, the differences between them, and what benefits an organisation can expect to gain from adopting a recognised EMS.

While neither ISO 14001 nor EMAS prescribe the level of environmental performance to be achieved, they do require a commitment to continual improvement. The extent of this improvement is for the individual organisation to decide and should be quantified in objectives and targets where practicable. At first glance, continual improvement may appear to be a particularly onerous commitment, but it is vital if the environmental management system is to be seen as credible by interested parties. This course looks at the importance and benefits of continual improvement, how it can be achieved, and how some of the barriers to its achievement can be overcome.

Any organisation undertaking a programme of continual improvement needs not only to establish procedures for its work processes but also to regard all procedures, and the processes to which they relate, as being capable of improvement. This course focuses on what is involved in improving work procedures and processes in order to reduce the environmental impacts of your organisation.

A sudden environmental crisis - such as a large fire, explosion, release of toxic gas or major water pollution incident - is probably the most feared occurrence by individuals with responsibility for an organisation's environmental performance. However, slow-acting pollution incidents can create a crisis that damages not only the environment but also the organisation, both financially and in terms of its reputation - and the reputation of its products - among the public.

Emergency planning is required to deal with any incident that could result in loss of life, ill health or damage to the environment.

8. Eco Building Design: Learn to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology

Building biology, bio-house design, biological architecture and ecological building all refer to the construction of a building along lines of more natural, renewable resources and health of the occupants. In other words buildings become more people-friendly. It aims to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology.

Ensuring a building is constructed to meet the environmental needs of the area takes not only construction knowledge, but also skills in the art of eco-design. This course goes a long way to help provide these added skills and knowledge.

9. Mushroom Growing: Learn how to grow mushrooms effectiviely

Over the past 30 years the popularity and consumption of mushrooms has expanded in leaps and bounds worldwide. Mushrooms are relatively easy to grow, and with the advent of a range of home growing kits, the home mushroom farm has become a reality for many a home gardener.

This course has been written to teach mushroom growing in a way which will be relevant to any country. It puts aside regional techniques and tries to teach you principles and concepts which can be applied to anywhere. This course also teaches you the principles and not just black and white facts.

10. Farm Machinery Care: Learn to maintain machinery used on most farms

Designed to provide a basic introduction to the skills needed for the efficient maintenance of the machinery used on most farms.

 Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  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
  6. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

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.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Ultimate Environmental Legislation and Policy 10 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

Course 6 - Environmental Management

Introduction to Ecology

  • Environment
  • Environmentalist
  • Eco-climate
  • Ecological Value
  • Economic Value
  • Quinine

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Industrial Pollution
  • Types of pollution
  • Pollutants affecting air
  • Pollutants affecting fresh water
  • Pollutants affecting marine life
  • Pollutants affecting land
  • The effects of pollution
  • Nuclear pollution
  • Asbestos fibres
  • Urbanisation

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

  • Natural Greenhouse Effect
  • Global Warming
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Effects of ozone depletion

Water and Soil

  • Soil erosion
  • Prevention of soil erosion
  • Causes of desertification
  • Worldwide desertification

Animal Management

  • The Human Animal – Population Explosion
  • Urban Contraceptive
  • The incidence of Aids

Marine Management

  • West Coast
  • South Coast
  • East Coast

Vegetation Management

  • Deforestation
  • Rate of Deforestation
  • The carbon cycle
  • The water cycle
  • Soil erosion
  • Desertification
  • Effects of Deforestation
  • Indigenous Plants
  • currents
  • Alien Plants
  • Invasive Plants

Course 7 - Business and the Environment

Environmental Management Systems, Schemes and Standards

  • 1.1 Environmental management principles
  • 1.2 Environmental management systems and standards
  • 1.3 Main elements of EMAS
  • 1.4 Main elements of ISO 14001
  • 1.5 Strategic environmental management
  • 1.6 Integrated management

Continual Improvement

  • 2.1 What is continual improvement?  
  • 2.2 Benefits of improved environmental performance
  • 2.3 Challenges to the implementation of an improvement programme
  • 2.4 The importance of commitment
  • 2.5 Implementing a continual improvement programme
  • 2.6 Sustainable development

Working Methods

  • 3.1 The importance of environmental procedures
  • 3.2 Assessment of procedures and processes
  • 3.3 Implementing changes to procedures and processes

Response to Damage to the Environment

  • 4.1 Fire, explosion  and toxic gas releases
  • 4.2 Contaminated land
  • 4.3 Pollution of surface water
  • 4.4 Emergency plans

Course 8 - Eco Building Design

Introduction to building biology

  • Environmental considerations in a building
  • Building biology
  • Europe
  • Biology and health of buildings
  • Cleaning materials

Building materials

  • Dangerous building materials
  • Chemical effects on the body
  • Timber
  • Plastics
  • Masonry/bricks and concrete
  • Timber treatments
  • Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces

Construction

  • Roofs and roofing materials
  • Roof construction
  • Floors
  • Pests in buildings

Services

  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring electricity
  • Power and Ohm's law
  • Terminology
  • Supply systems
  • Safety with electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste water treatment using reed-beds
  • Suitable plants
  • Temperature control
  • Heaters and coolers

Temperature: heating & cooling

  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Applications and the nature of solar energy
  • Greenhouses

The internal environment: Ventilation

  • Children and the elderly
  • Controlling excess moisture
  • Mould and mildew
  • Humidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide risk
  • Radon
  • Air cleaners

Light

  • Lighting principles and terms
  • Types of lighting
  • Replacing fixtures
  • Day lighting
  • Optimising energy efficiency
  • Measuring light

Acoustics

  • Human requirements for sound insulation
  • Secondary sound transmission
  • Speech privacy
  • Reverberation time
  • Measuring sound insulation
  • Improving sound insulation

Ergonomic considerations

  • Form, shape and dimension of spaces
  • Furniture design
  • Layout of interiors
  • Potential injuries
  • Office landscaping

Psychological considerations

  • Colour
  • Psychology of building interiors
  • General principles for house design
  • Qualities of the components
  • Creating effects

Course 9 - Mushroom Growing

INTRODUCTION

  • Recognise plant names
  • Identify commonly cultivated mushrooms
  • Describe the structure of a mushroom

MUSHROOM CULTURE

  • Explain how to grow mushrooms
  • Identify the different soil types
  • Summarise why different soils are suited to different purposes
  • Explain the different types of compost and the benefits of composting

SPAWN PRODUCTION & SPAWNING

  • Explain the process of spawning
  • Describe how to make and cast a mushroom bed
  • Identify the various pests and diseases that affect mushrooms

GROWING MUSHROOMS OUTSIDE

  • Explain the ideal outdoor conditions required for growing mushrooms
  • Explain when the best time is to harvest the mushrooms
  • Outline the environmental factors that contribute to the life of the mushroom after harvesting

Course 10 - Farm Machinery Care

Fundamentals Of Engines

  • Terminology
  • Absolute Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Work
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Compression Ratio (Cr)
  • Difference Between A Two Stroke And Four Stroke Engine
  • Engine Efficiency
  • How Does An Engine Lose Power?
  • Imperial Measurements
  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring Electricity
  • Ohm'S Law
  • Power
  • Electricity Supply
  • Turbines & Generators

Irrigation

  • Measuring Water Available To Plants
  • Calculating Field Capacity
  • Calculating Permanent Wilting Point
  • Available Moisture Range
  • Available Moisture Range
  • A Feel Test For Estimating Soil Moisture Level
  • Irrigation Calculations
  • Estimating Water
  • Type Of Plant
  • Rate Of Growth
  • Climate
  • Soil Conditions
  • The Water Needs Of Turf Grasses
  • Hydraulics
  • Pressure
  • Measuring Pressure
  • Calculating Discharge Or Flow
  • Bernoulli'S Equation
  • Velocity
  • Friction Loss In Systems

Mechanisation

  • Machinery Components
  • Potting Machines
  • Planters And Drills
  • Harvesters
  • Potato Harvesters
  • Grading Machinery
  • Mowing/Grass Cutting Machinery
  • Cylinder Mower
  • Four Stroke Cylinder Mowers Rotary Mowers
  • Two Stroke
  • Maintenance Of Electric Motor Mowers
  • Engine Systems
  • The Lubrication System
  • The Fuel System
  • Chain Saws
  • Extending Chain Life
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Brushcutters
  • Mowers
  • Deciding What You Need?
  • How To Mow - The Rules
  • After Mowing
  • Changing Mower Blades
  • Mulchers
  • Rotary Hoes
  • Hedge Trimmers

Tractors

  • Safe Operation Of A Tractor In The Agricultural Setting

Hand Tools And Power Tools

  • Manual Tools And Equipment
  • Secateurs
  • Hand Saws
  • Tree Wound Paints
  • Snap Lock Tools
  • Rakes
  • Spades And Shovels
  • Forks
  • Aeration
  • Spiking
  • Coring
  • Rollers
  • Hoes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Sprayers
  • Comparing Sprayers
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Power Tools

Equipment Maintenance And Specific Workplace Requirements

  • Maintenance Procedures And Scheduling
  • Example Chart For Equipment Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance For January
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules For Operators
  • Engine Oil Additives
  • Service Classifications
  • Specific Workplace Requirements
  • Example Machine Specifications Form
  • Machinery Specifications Detail


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)

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  • 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)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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