Environmental Legislation and Policy Certificate
A Distance Learning Course of 3 Lessons
As the public and scientific outcry over environmental pollution has intensified over the years, politicians have responded by creating more legislation designed to protect the environment. This legislation has been aimed largely at business and industry.
This course on Environmental Legislation and Policy presents an overview of the most relevant environmental legislation that you need to be informed about before writing or evaluating your organisation's environmental policy. It provides you with an overview of the development of statutory environmental law in the UK, and concludes with examining the rationale behind environmental policy development, what a policy should contain and how it should be communicated.
The UK Legislative System
1.1 Statute law and common law
1.2 Criminal law and civil law
1.3 Statutory nuisance
1.4 The influence of European law
2.1 The development of environmental law
2.2 Environmental Protection Act 1990
2.3 Environment Act 1995
2.4 Waste legislation
2.5 Water legislation
2.6 Air legislation
2.7 Noise nuisance
2.8 Planning and conservation
2.9 Health and safety legislation
2.10 Register of environmental legislation
3.1 What is an environmental policy?
3.2 Producing and evaluating an environmental policy
3.3 Communicating the policy
Appendix 1: Amerada Hess's environmental policy statement
Appendix 2: Unilever's environmental policy statement
On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:
Qualification 1: Environmental Legislation and Policy Certificate
Environmental Legislation and Policy Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.
Qualification 2: Level 4 Environmental Legislation and Policy Award
This Course leads to an NCFE Level 4 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independantly accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the programme at level 4, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 4 national qualification.
This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 60 hrs.
Online version -£20 (+VAT)
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
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