Sustainability - Principles of Sustainable Transpo


The environmental impact of transport whether for leisure or business contributes greatly to air pollution and global warming. Companies are coming under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and find more sustainable transportation methods.

This course covers what is meant by sustainable transport, types of leisure travel and sustainable fuel. It provides an understanding of the impact of global transport, ways to promote sustainable methods of transport and the barriers that might prevent it.

Course code





16 hours

Course Content

Principles of sustainable transport


  • What is meant by ‘sustainable transport’
  • Sustainable methods of transport
  • Why it is important to reduce transport vehicles
  • Vehicle fuels that are not derived from petroleum
  • Factors to be considered when assessing the sustainability of alternative fuels
  • Economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable fuels
  • Economic, environmental and social benefits of reducing the use of vehicles
  • How organisations use and interact with transport systems
  • The environmental impacts of transport
  • Incentives that organisations can offer to reduce staff usage of transport
  • Incentives that can be offered to the public and transport providers to reduce vehicle use
  • Schemes to penalise vehicle use
  • Barriers that may prevent the public from reducing vehicle use
  • Different types of leisure travel
  • Sustainable options for leisure travel
  • Carbon dioxide emissions of different types of transport for a specified journey
  • The impact of the carbon dioxide emissions of different types of transport
  • Ways to promote more sustainable methods of transport


Online assessments after 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

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