Managing Environmental Resources QLS

Our course code: ST338

Course fee £420 or from £32 per month

Enrol on this course

Many economic structures depend on natural resources. Managing Environmental Resources of Industries such as forestry, fishing, agriculture and tourism rely on the healthy function of the natural environment, and hardly a productive industry does not rely on natural resources. The industries will suffer if this resource base is damaged in any way.

Learning about the environment, what we can do and what it can do for us is an essential part of your life, if we want to ensure our future existence. How Managing Environmental Resources and what we need to do to protect it is an essential part of this specialised course, it takes learning outdoors, encourage social responsibility and is cross-curricular, as well as encouraging literacy and numeracy. The course is highly relevant to all students as it can highlight local issues to increase interest.

This course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of environmental resource management and its benefits for business. No prior knowledge is required.

On this Managing Environmental Resources course, you will:

  • 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
  • Gain a recognised diploma from a leading UK awarding body

Many economic structures depend on natural resources. Industries like forestry, fishing, agriculture and tourism rely on the healthy function of the natural environment, and hardly a productive industry does not rely on natural resources.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Latest course materials

    This is a brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content

  • Affordable price plans

    We’ll find a way to make this course fit in to your budget.

  • Awarding body: QLS

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from QLS (Quality Licence Scheme) and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about QLS here. 

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Course Content

1: Environmental Issues
  • Biodiversity
  • What influences biodiversity?
  • Why is biodiversity important?
  • Climate change
  • Why is climate change important?
  • The effects of climate change in the UK
  • Can climate change be stopped?
2: Preserving Environmental Resources
  • Energy
  • Managing energy
  • Consequences of not managing energy
  • Legislation
  • Water
  • Managing the use of water
  • Consequences of not managing water
  • Legislation
3: Reducing The Effect That Your Organisation Has On The Environment
  • Transport
  • How road transport affects the environment
  • Managing road transport
  • Impact of not managing transport
  • Legislation
  • Pollution
  • Managing pollution
  • Consequences of not managing pollution
  • Legislation
  • Waste Disposal
  • Managing waste
  • Methods of disposing of waste
  • Impact of not managing waste
  • Legislation
4: How Do Environmental Issues Affect Businesses?
  • How effective environmental practices can benefit your business
  • Other legislation associated with record keeping

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!