Environmental Awareness Training Online Course

Environmental Awareness
£25 +VAT

Climate change is considered to be one of the greatest challenges of our time. This Environmental Awareness training course is designed to help workers of all disciplines to understand their responsibility to work in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

Having processes in place and encouraging employees to be environmentally aware can be effective ways of managing our environmental impact. By the end of the training, learners understand the importance of environmental awareness and how they can support their workplace’s initiatives regardless of their position as a general employee or manager.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Developed by business professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This is an introductory level course on the topic of environmental awareness. It is suitable for workers of all levels, including employees, managers, supervisors and employers, and no previous knowledge is required. Working more sustainably is the responsibility of every workplace and ensuring staff have a sufficient understanding of the subject will help businesses to achieve their environmental objectives.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Your Responsibilities

Why environmental awareness and energy efficiency are important, your responsibilities, the Environmental Protection Act 1990, environmental legislation, environmental tax, enforcement of the law, and the benefits of environmental awareness and energy efficiency.

2Risks to the Environment

Climate change, greenhouse gases, air pollution, water pollution, waste materials and sustainability.

3Environmental Management

Why environmental management is important, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), setting environmental targets, and training staff in environmental awareness.

4Energy Efficiency

The common barriers to energy efficiency, who is responsible for energy efficiency, energy management methods, basic behavioural changes, lighting, air conditioning, building insulation, building management systems, and corporate social responsibility.

5Raising Awareness

Strategies for raising awareness, running an awareness week, putting up posters and stickers, hosting presentations, emails, newsletters and meetings, and tips for making campaigns effective.

6Reducing Waste and Going Green

Tips for going green, how to reduce waste, how to reduce pollution, and how to save water.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand the environmental issues that we face and the causes behind them, as well as the problems caused by pollution and how they can be prevented.
  • Understand environmental laws and directives.
  • Know why minimising energy usage is important and the benefits of doing so.
  • Understand how businesses affect the environment and learn ways businesses can improve to have a more positive impact.
  • Learn how to save energy and water.
  • Understand the correct, safe waste management procedures.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.