Understanding Environmental Sustainability Level 2

Since 1990, the world has lost 178 million hectares of forest. As an estimated 45% of carbon on land is stored in trees and soil, this loss has a serious effect on the Earth’s atmosphere. It is more important than ever that everyone has a greater understanding of how they can take sustainable steps to protect the planet.

This course will provide an overview of the principles of sustainable development, communities and energy management, and the social responsibility of businesses in relation to sustainability. Learners will also look at the principles of waste management and sustainable transport and applying sustainability in their own setting through zero waste.

Available throughout England: Please note if you live in the West Midlands area, we can’t currently match you to a funded course.

Course Fees

Free

Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

9 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body

NCFE / CACHE / TQUK

Course Content

Unit 1: Allergens, allergies and intolerances.

  • Section 1: Understand food allergens, allergies and intolerances.
  • Section 2: Know the methods for allergy diagnosis and treatment.
  • Section 3: Know the methods for intolerance diagnosis and treatment.

Unit 1 Summary:

In this unit, you will learn the background knowledge behind allergies, allergens and intolerances. They will also gain an understanding of how allergies and intolerances are diagnosed and treated.

Unit 2: Food labelling and packaging.

  • Section 1: Understand the importance of food labelling.
  • Section 2: Understand the regulations for food labelling.
  • Section 3: Understand packaging regulations.

Unit 2 Summary:

In Unit 2, you will look at the different types of food labels and why they are so important in keeping those with allergies safe. You will then come to understand the regulations surrounding food labelling and be able to recognise when a label is incorrect.

Unit 4: Allergy awareness for those working in adult health and social care.

  • Section 1: Know the signs and effects of allergic reactions.
  • Section 2: Understand how to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.

Unit 4 Summary:

Unit 4 is an optional unit and all the information is focussed upon adult health and social care. In this unit, they will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions on different body parts and how to perform first aid on those who have experienced a severe reaction. You will then look at what can be done in order to reduce the risk in terms of avoidance, food preparation and medical ID jewellery.