Environmental Studies QQI

  • Course overview

    Environmental courses

    5 star reviews  ' This was a great Environmental course and I particularly enjoyed the interaction via live online classes which really made it personal for me'  Michael Donnellan  Read more reviews here

    This Environmental Studies course is ideal for people with no prior experience who wish to advance their Environmental knowledge for private or professional purposes. Many participants intend to work in this growing area or are seeking new ways to design and implement environment policies and strategies that will make a real contribution to the way we live.

    Awarded by the qualifications authority, QQI leading to an Environmental Studies Level 5 Minor Award 5N1442.

    The environment is the burning issue of the 21 century and is now a significant growth area for employment. Large and small organisations are now investing sums of money to meet the stringent environmental laws imposed on them and it will expand. Now more than ever is the time to get a qualification in Environmental Studies and Environmental Management.

    You will learn about:

    - the earths natural resources
    - the relationship between population and the environment
    - sustainable development and Agenda 21
    - greenhouse effect and understand the difference between conservation and preservation.
    - the environment in relation to EU Law and Regulation, Ethics and the how to devise an Environmental Impact Assessment. 

    You will learn how to;

    - Address the causes of Environmental pollution and put forward solutions to contemporary environmental problems 
    - Analyse current regulation and legislation – internationally, regionally and nationally – to address environmental issues;
    - Independently respond to issues arising from the environment,
    - Understand key practices of environmental management and the processes involved in their implementation.

    Students will be able to debate international protocol, regulation and legislation that guide the resolution of these issues. 

    This Environmental Studies course will provide you with the best knowledge and skills to implement current best practices of environmental management. Join us on this action packed 10 week course, and become part of a growing community of like minded individuals wishing to make the earth a better place. 

    Career paths open to graduates: Commercial horticulturist, Environmental consultant, Environmental education officer, Environmental engineer, Environmental manager/planner, Hydrologist, Environmental ecologist, Ecological modeler, Environmental chemist, Conservation volunteer or scientist, Forester or parks and wildlife ranger. Many of these jobs are with government agencies, while others are with private firms and nonprofit organisations.

    Award body: QQI
    Environmental Studies, 7 Core Areas of Knowledge

    Award: Environmental Studies Level 5 Minor Award 5N1442 Further Education and Training
    Award Body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Graduates are eligible to progress to Level 5 Major Award Applied Ecology 5M5028
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  • Modules

    1. Natural Resources
    2. Population and Environment
    3. Sustainable Development
    4. Climate Change
    5. Biodiversity
    6. Regulation and Legislation
    7. Environmental Management
  • Fees

    Classroom Fees : €1080.00 
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Live Online classes 

    Learn more about Live online classes

    Fees : 
    € 980.00 

    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place and the balance of fees are due before programme commencement.

    Balance of fees can be paid by clicking here 

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

     Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.


Course timetable

  • Online Live Classes

    • Start: Tuesday 8th February 2022 1 evening per week (18.30 -21.30 )
    • End: April 2022
    • Assigments: 1 Assignment 1 exam
    • Duration: 10 Weeks Live Online Classes Each week
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Now enrolling


Heather is the owner and manager of the Wee Sustainable Trading company making handcrafted reusable eco friendly products. She previously worked on the Environmental Sustainability task force in California evaluating City Council sustainability plans. Prior to this she was Group EHS Manager for AGB Landfill and Landfill Manager at Greenstar Recycling ensuring environmental compliance throughout Ireland. Heather holds a Post Grad Diploma in Environmental Management and Assessment

Sinéad is a PhD researcher at the UCD Centre for Water Resources Research working on an EPA funded project the SSNet (Small Stream Network). Having been a secondary teacher for 12 years, she changed direction with an MSc. in Environmental Science from Trinity College, Dublin. The focus of her research is the characterisation of a portion of Ireland’s small stream network based on current and historic water quality conditions coupled with the influence of a variety of landscape factors. Research interests include water quality management and citizen science.

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