New Sustainability Course Launches

University College Isle of Man (UCM) has launched a new course for adults for Sustainability and the Green Environment.  

The Level 2 City and Guilds Award aims to develop an understanding of what is meant by Sustainability, consider how a business has an impact upon the environment and to explore the steps that could be taken to develop more sustainable working practices.

The course has been designed to be applicable across all sectors and is especially useful for businesses and individuals who want to work within sustainability or who have a responsibility for sustainability within the organisation they work in.

The qualification helps to develop knowledge and understanding of terms such as ‘environment’, ‘sustainability’, ‘climate change’ and ‘net zero’ as they relate to a green future.

Qualifications around sustainability are important as businesses develop their sustainability goals and practices, and create new roles in support of the Climate Act.

Kerry Birchall, who oversees Adult Learning at UCM, commented: “Sustainability is such an important topic, and at UCM we already integrate sustainability into the curriculum for our full-time courses and apprenticeships, so we’re delighted to be able to offer a new course for adult learners who want to improve their sustainability knowledge and credentials.

“This is a great course for anyone who wants to develop in this field, or for businesses who want staff to become more sustainability-aware.”

The course runs for 5 weeks, for 3 hours a week, with the first intake starting on 18th May.  

The course can also be offered directly to businesses.

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