Introduction to Sustainability

Gain a practical insight into environmental sustainability in this online course.

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Course details

Course duration:

4 weeks

Assessment & awards:

Upon completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Method of Study

Online, part-time

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

This course provides learners with a practical introduction to environmental sustainability. Learners will develop a broad awareness of sustainability, and key climate action topics that impact climate change. This course provides industry-developed learning, enabling you to understand the impact of your workplace’s environmental and sustainability strategies and how you can support these strategies, irrespective of your position or level.

This short course, containing approximately four hours of content that you can complete over four weeks, is a blend of online self-study with an instructor-led live workshop. 

The course includes the following engaging and interactive online learning modules:

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Key Areas of Sustainability
  • Taking Action for Sustainability 

Additionally, there is a 90-minute instructor-led live workshop will allow participants the opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions on some of the key sustainability topics covered in this course and look at the practical meaning of the impact of climate change for individuals and businesses.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the impacts of sustainability on day-to-day business.
  • Demonstrate a deeper awareness of key sustainability topics impacting climate change.
  • Understand the broader requirements for businesses and their actions related to sustainability.

How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

How long does the course last?

This course has four hours of course content. You have 4 weeks in which to complete this course at your own pace.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is 20FIFTY Partners, and you're learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time or reach out 20FIFTY Partners directly at

Does the course have prerequisites? 

This course has no prior knowledge requirements and is suitable for anyone interested in developing expertise in project management.

Does this course have tutor support?

This course is supported by an online tutor who you will meet for a live workshop during the course.

What is the exam like on this course?

There is a knowledge assessment for you to take once you have completed your course learning Upon completion of this assessment, you will be provided with a Certificate of Completion upon your successful completion of all course content.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11) or MacOS (the most recent version is Sonoma).

No specific software is required for this course.