Level 1 Understanding the Environment


This course introduces some of the major contributions of the social sciences to understanding how and why environmental problems happen—the social ‘root causes’ of these problems.

Who needs this qualification?Services_UnderstandYourEnvironment

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to understand how the environment operates and its relationship with other natural items.


Why is this training important?

It is essential to understand natural environmental systems, physical and social causes of environmental problems, and strategies to mitigate or manage these issues.

Learning outcomes

  • understand and define terminology commonly used in environmental science;
  • briefly summarize and describe global, regional, and landscape scale environmental processes and systems;
  • students will be able to list common and adverse human impacts on biotic communities, soil, water, and air quality and suggest sustainable strategies to mitigate these impacts


time Duration 6 hours classroom programme / 30hours online learning
deque_landing_checklist-300px Assessment 10 practical questions based on the topic – Environment awareness
prerequisites_icon_gpa Prerequisite None
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