Sustainability - Principles of Sustainable Develop

Introduction

Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

There is an increasing focus on improving environmental performance for both individuals and companies. This course provides an understanding of sustainable development goals, the benefits of an environmental management system and how organisations can help prevent pollution.

Course code

OSSD

Location:

Varies

Duration

17 hours

Course Content

Principles of sustainable development

 

  • The definition of ‘sustainable development’
  • Human and global issues that impact on sustainability
  • Common reasons for the delay on climate action
  • Benefits of sustainable development
  • Organisational impacts on the environment
  • Environmental impacts on organisations
  • Benefits of environmental management systems
  • How to calculate carbon footprint
  • How organisations can manage and reduce carbon footprints
  • How individuals can reduce their carbon footprint at home
  • The definition of ‘resource efficiency’
  • Benefits of using resources efficiently
  • What circular sustainability is in relation to using resources
  • Organisational responsibilities for the efficient use of resources
  • Consequences that may occur if organisations pollute the environment
  • How organisations can help prevent pollution
  • How an organisation’s management structure can support environmental sustainability
  • How an organisation’s employees can support environmental sustainability

Assessments

Online assessments at end of each section

Additional funding information

Fully Funded course for Scottish Residents only
Non-Scottish residents, can still undertake this course, however full course fee applies.

Course Contact Details

E: openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734233

Selling Points

  • Courses are delivered via distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
  • Engaging and interactive activities
  • Study will develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life