Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability - MK College

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability

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This qualification aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of Environmental Sustainability.

What will I do?

Throughout this course, you will explore:

  • The principles of sustainable development.
  • The principles of sustainable communities.
  • The principles of sustainable energy management.
  • The social responsibility of businesses in relation to sustainability.
  • The principles of waste management.
  • The principles of sustainable transport.

What’s next?

You could advance to other qualifications, such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
  • Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Environmental Sustainability
  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Environmental Conservation
  • Level 3 Award in Energy Management: Behavioural Change and Motivation
  • Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Sustainable Resource Management
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques

Is it for me?

This course is suitable for those who have 6-10 hours available for weekly study and are motivated to work independently.


While there are no specific entry requirements, you should have at least a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy or an equivalent qualification.

Course Information

  1. Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability






    • FEES

    • 19 – 23

      Fully Funded

    • 24+

      Fully Funded

    • Overseas


This course is only Fully Funded if you are over 19 years old, have been living in the UK for 3 years or more, and are not from a devolved area (e.g. Greater Manchester, Liverpool, West of England, West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, London or Greater London).

How will my progress be monitored?

Your progress will be assessed through assignments by evaluators, who will offer detailed feedback for each question. Assignments are classified as either pass or refer and if any modifications to information are necessary, you will receive specific guidance.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this course involves six mandatory units, each including a set of questions forming the assignments. All assignments are to be completed online, and there are no scheduled Teams or Zoom calls.

How much will I have to study each week?

You should dedicate 6 to 10 hours per week to your studies during your free time.

How can I pay for my course?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.

This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances. 

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