Sustainability and the Environment
What is special about this course?
Climate change, carbon neutral, circular economy - is it all getting a bit confusing?
This course provides a straightforward introduction to sustainable development and why it is important for the safe future of our world and its inhabitants.
The course content will teach you about the basics and help you become familiar with climate issues, as well as having a chance to apply your learning to your chosen career area and in your personal life. You will learn about how environmental impacts apply to you personally and your area of study, and you will be challenged to make changes to help achieve a global goal of less than 1.5’C warming and net zero by 2050.
This course is essential for your future.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
- Course introduction
- Relevant terminology
- Approaches to environmental sustainability
- The circular economy
- Make a change to our planet’s future
You will need an internet connection and a suitable device with speaker/headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
This course is fully online, and you will be learning at your own pace. There are no set time attendance requirements.
How long will my course last?
.Variable - learn at your own pace
How will I be assessed?
There are a number of quizzes to help you consolidate your learning and track your progress, but there is no formal assessment.
Where can I study my course?
- From anywhere with an internet connection including your local college centre
Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
This course can be started at anytime throughout the year
For this academic year (January 2023- July 2023), funding is available to cover the full course fee.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Sustainability is a cross-sector discipline. It is relevant to almost every sector and as such you have a variety of progression routes open to you.
Take the skills you've learned into employment sectors such as; government agencies, industrial sector, renewable energy sector, sustainability media, tourism and food sectors.
- Sustainable Development (CPD Award)
- Sustainable Resource Management (CPD Award)
- A range of Sustainability focused degree programmes
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Apply for Sustainability and the Environment
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.