NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness


NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness

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The NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness is a comprehensive course designed to provide learners with a solid foundation in climate change science, environmental issues, and sustainable practices. It covers key topics such as the greenhouse effect, renewable energy sources, and the impact of human activities on the environment. Through engaging content and assessments, learners will gain a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change, and develop skills to promote environmental awareness and make informed decisions for a sustainable future.

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About this NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Course

This NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness course covers key topics such as the climate change, the greenhouse effect, sustainability, resource efficiency and waste management. Through the 3 units, learners will gain a strong knowledge of climate change and how they personally can be a force for change both in their personal and professional life. Upon completion, learners will receive a recognised qualification that demonstrates their expertise in climate change and environmental awareness.

Study Time: 160 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None specific


To gain the full NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness certification you will need to submit and pass all of the tutor marked assignments and practical assessments. There are 3 written assignments in the course. There is no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.

There is no formal exam and the certification fee is included in the course fees.

Qualification Code 603/5683/2.

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All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


To pass this course learners must pass 6 written assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Course Content

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness course assesses the following units:

Unit 1: Climate change, sustainability and environmental protection

Throughout this unit, we will:

  • Explore the science of climate change: Understand the mechanisms behind global warming and its impacts on the environment and society.
  • Discuss the importance of sustainability: Learn about the principles of sustainability and why they are crucial for mitigating climate change.
  • Examine environmental protection measures: Explore various strategies and initiatives aimed at preserving our planet’s ecosystems and biodiversity.
  • Reflect on individual and collective actions: Consider how individuals, communities, businesses and governments can contribute to a sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

By the end of this unit, you will have a solid foundation for understanding the interconnectedness of climate change, sustainability and environmental protection. You will also be better equipped to make informed decisions and take meaningful actions to address these critical global challenges.

We encourage active participation, critical thinking and a commitment to positive change as we embark on this journey towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious world. Let’s get started on our quest to foster environmental awareness and protect our planet for generations to come.

Unit 2: Industry and the environment

Industrial processes are a cornerstone of modern society, providing the goods and services that fuel our economies and improve our quality of life. However, the rapid expansion of industry has brought with it a range of environmental challenges, from pollution and resource depletion to habitat destruction and greenhouse gas emissions. In this unit, we will examine these challenges in detail, seeking to understand their causes, consequences and potential solutions.

Our exploration will take us through various industrial sectors, from energy production and manufacturing to agriculture and transportation. We will analyse the environmental footprint of these industries, exploring the ways in which they can adopt sustainable practices and mitigate their negative impacts on the environment.

Throughout this unit, we will emphasise the critical role that individuals, businesses and policymakers play in driving positive change. By the end of Unit 2, you will have a deeper understanding of the intricate connections between industry and the environment, as well as the tools and strategies available to promote a more sustainable and harmonious relationship between the two. Together, we will work towards a future where industry and environmental protection can coexist and thrive.

Unit 3: Resource efficiency and waste management

In this unit, we will explore how efficient resource utilisation can contribute to environmental preservation and the mitigation of climate change. We will also delve into the strategies, technologies and practices that organisations, communities and individuals can adopt to minimise waste generation, promote recycling and manage waste responsibly.

As we journey through this unit, you will gain valuable insights into the principles of resource conservation, sustainable production and consumption, and the significance of a circular economy. We will also examine the environmental impacts of waste, the importance of waste reduction, and the various waste management methods and strategies available to us.

By the end of this unit, you will have a deeper understanding of how resource efficiency and waste management are integral components of the broader effort to protect our planet, address climate change, and foster a more sustainable and environmentally conscious society. So, let’s embark on this enlightening exploration of resource efficiency and waste management to become better stewards of our environment.


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with in-depth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


NCFE Certification

Included in the course fees for this qualification is NCFE certification at no additional cost. NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

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NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness regulated?

Yes this course is fully regulated through Ofqual which means it is recognised by all employers and linked to national standards. The course has qualification number 603/5683/2 and a total qualification time of 160 hours. NCFE are one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK and their business courses are highly coveted with all being fully recognised.

What is included in the cost of the NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness course?

The cost of this course includes everything needed to pass. Your lessons, tutor support and certification costs are all included in the price with no additional costs at any stage. Should you wish to buy paper versions of the course materials you can do so on the checkout for £35 extra but this is optional.

What entry requirements are there for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course at all. Anyone can study for this certification and there is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience.

How long do I have to study?

This Climate Change and Environmental Awareness course has an enrolment length of 12 months included from the date you enrol. This is plenty of time to complete the assignments but you can purchase additional time for £60 per month should you need longer to finish the assignments.

Do I have to sit an exam?

No, there are no exams on this course. Everything is assessed through coursework which you can submit at any time within the enrolment length.

Am I assigned a tutor for this course?

Yes – all students are assigned to a personal tutor who will be in charge of your tuition. The same tutor marks all of your work as well as being available to answer any questions you may have throughout your enrolment period.

Do I need to be working to do the NCFE Level 2 Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness?

No, you do not need a work placement. Everything is completed online from home through written assignments and there are no practical assignments needed.

Can I speak to someone before I enrol?

Of course. Our helpful course advisors are on hand from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us on our online chat or by calling 0800 772 0887 to discuss this course.

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