Total cost of course
UK/EU: £880*
INT: £880*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
10 weeks of part time study
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Course code: OLPBT     Level 7 qualification

The level 7 Certificate of Credit in Tools for Delivering Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems is a 20 credit module providing a critical understanding of the sources and nature of environmental problems as well as the key environmental management tools and techniques available to environmental professionals and organisations. To prevent and overcome environmental problems of any scale, a range of tools will be introduced in the module, in particular, environmental management systems (EMS) and environmental audits which are key environmental management tools with organisations today.

The module, which has been developed with input from the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), is suitable for individuals responsible for conducting environmental audits or implementing environmental management systems within organisations. Whilst this module is an opportunity to enhance your CPD and add to your professional portfolio, it is also an excellent opportunity to experience our IEMA accredited online Sustainability and Environmental Management MSc before making a commitment to study the full programme.

By completing this module, you’ll gain a critical understanding of the pollution linkages and their impacts and the range of environmental management tools available for dealing with them in a sustainable manner.

Finally it will give you a greater understanding of developing your abilities to work within a team and to apply a major environmental management tool in a professional manner.

How you’ll learn

The module is delivered 100% online over 10 weeks using a range of interactive learning materials and some live classroom sessions. Provision is made for discussion and interaction with tutors and fellow students through live virtual classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

You will study alongside students who are on the full MSc Sustainability and Environmental Management, giving you a wider perspective of sustainability from your global student community.

Delivery from experienced academics

We have many years’ experience in the delivery of environmental courses online which means you can expect the highest standards of teaching and education. Our team of tutors, made up of research active academics and practising sustainability professionals will guide you through the module, providing regular feedback to ensure you stay on track.

You will also have access to a dedicated online learning advisor who will be on hand to support you with pastoral and non-academic matters throughout your studies.

Programme Specification

Image: PDF opens in a new window Tools for Delivering Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems Certificate of Credit programme specification