The Managing Environmental Resources - Level 3 Course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of environmental resource management and its benefits for business.

The home study courses will help employees to understand how their work impacts on the environment and what they can do to improve their company’s policies towards this ever important issue by helping to reduce their company’s carbon footprint.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.


At the end of the home study courses students will be able to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of environmental resource management

  • Adopt techniques for managing energy and resources

  • Understand how climate change affects the UK

  • Understand what is meant by Biodiversity and its benefits

  • Understand how legislation and regulation, regarding resource management, affect the home and business

  • Adopt methods of reducing waste and pollutants.

The Home Study Courses Cover the Following 4 Units:-

  • Unit One – Environmental Issues


The following topics are covered: What influences biodiversity?; and Why is biodiversity important?

Climate Change

The following topics are covered: Why is climate change important?, The effects of climate change in the UK; and Can climate change be stopped?

  • Unit Two – Preserving Environmental Resources


The following topics are covered: Managing energy; Consequences of not managing energy; and Legislation.


The following topics are covered: Managing the use of water; Consequences of not managing water; and Legislation.

  • Unit Three – Preserving Environmental Resources


The following topics are covered: How road transport affects the environment; Managing road transport; Impact of not managing transport; and Legislation.


The following topics are covered: Managing pollution; Consequences of not managing pollution; and Legislation.

Waste Disposal

The following topics are covered: Managing waste; Methods of disposing of waste; Impact of not managing waste; and Legislation.

  • Unit Four – How Do Environmental Issues Affect Businesses?

The following topics are covered: How effective environmental practices can benefit your business.

Course Duration:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The home study courses will take approximately 80 hours of study to complete.


There are no particular entry requirements.

Technical Support:

Once you have enrolled, you will have access to your own personal tutor by mail or email. You will receive full tutor support for a 12 month period.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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