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Environmental Legislation and Policy

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    from £149.99
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  • Course type Distance learning course
  • Duration 60 Hours, Part-time
  • Qualification SAC Certificate
  • Awarded by Qualifications Register


Environmental Legislation and Policy Course

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

Environmental 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

Environmental Policy

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 the dual award:

Award 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Environmental Legislation and Policy Certificate

Award 2 is issued by our Awarding Body: Level 4 Environmental Legislation and Policy Award

At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 4 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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