Level 2 Award in Environmental Principles and Best Practice



This Level 2 Award in Environmental Principles and Best Practice qualification has been created to provide an awareness of key environmental concepts and an introduction to environmental management systems.

Who needs this qualification?

All members of staff whose activities could have a significant impact on the environment or supervisors or managers who are being introduced to environmental issues for the first time.

Why is this training important?

Environmental issues impact on every organisation. The rising costs of energy and raw materials, growing awareness of stakeholders and increasing environmental legislation are forcing organisations to address their own environmental performance.

Many organisations have identified that tackling environmental issues can bring benefits to their business including reduced waste and utility costs, reduced liabilities and access to new markets and investors.

This is a one day Level 2 Award in Environmental Principles and Best Practice course which includes a practical assessment and a multiple choice exam.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify primary local and global environmental impacts of their organisation
  • Understand key terms and definitions of pollution
  • Learn basic principles, key concepts and importance of environmental law
  • Identify the link between their jobs and a range of environmental impacts
  • Understand business benefits of adopting an environmental management system
  • Identify key issues related to energy use and carbon management, waste minimisation, water use, pollution and emergency planning
  • Suggested progression to the Level 3 Award in Environmental Management


Gain an understanding of good environmental management and why it’s important
Gain knowledge of typical environmental issues and their solutions specific to your sector or business
Gain the ability to identify resource efficiencies and cost saving opportunities
Gain the confidence to actively manage your business’s environmental obligations

Once it’s completed, managers and supervisors should find it easier to fulfil their statutory obligations and begin implementing effective environmental management practices within their business.