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Why offer Sustainability?
Sustainability is a subject area many learners feel passionate about and this course gives them a sense of ownership of sustainability and the opportunity to develop practical skills. They will also gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to encourage an awareness of sustainability in others, thus helping to safeguard and promote a future for all through good citizenship.
Sustainability is accredited on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework), which means learners receive credits for the units they complete. Learners can work towards an Award worth six credits or Certificate worth 13 credits at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.
There is just one mandatory unit in these qualifications and a range of optional units, so you and your learners can adapt the course to suit your needs and interests. The mandatory unit is a three-credit project. This allows you to develop the course around an investigation, making it very hands-on for learners.
Accredit teaching that already takes place
Many topics covered in these courses are already being taught in PHSE and Citizenship lessons, so your delivery time may be reduced and learners can gain recognition for learning that is already taking place.
The qualifications cover eight sustainability-themed gateways including food and drink, energy and water, travel and traffic, purchasing and waste, buildings and grounds, inclusion and participation, local well-being and a global dimension. For more information on the units covered, please see the specification.