Environmental change affects all of us and it is one of the most important issues of the 21st century. There is good reason for the rise of activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion which have gained popularity due to perceived inaction by government and corporate organisations. For those who wish to do more than just protest, then studying the causes and possible solutions to environmental issues is one way to do so.
Environmental studies are concerned with finding solutions for the problems created by human involvement with the environment by exploring the natural environment and the built environment and the relationship between the two. There are plenty of environmental training courses currently available, ranging from full-time degree courses to part time and evening courses, that cover emerging issues such as green energy and waste minimisation.
Degrees in areas like Environmental Investigation (IT Sligo), Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy (UCD), Environmental Science (IT Carlow), Environmental Science and Health (DCU) and Agriculture (Dundalk IT) are just a sample of what’s on offer in colleges around the country. In these courses, which are generally between 2 and 4 years in length, there is the opportunity to make the first move towards a career based on the environment as well as providing a stepping stone to lead to further studies. These courses can all be applied for through the CAO.
PLC Courses also offer environmental study options with courses like the Permaculture and Sustainability course from Kinsale College one such option. This QQI level 5 course has been in existence since 2001 and has become one of the most successful and popular courses in the country attracting students from all over the world. The course provides students with a thorough grounding of local and global sustainability issues through the lens of permaculture design principals – an internationally recognised system of design derived from ecological systems thinking.
Portobello Institute is offering an energy management course aimed at technicians, engineers, facilities managers and others who wish to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of energy management. The programme will provide the learner with a general introduction to energy, its generation, distribution, usage and management and to provide basic technical foundations in energy management. Learners will focus on conducting audits, creating energy costings and budgets and devising energy awareness programmes..
If you are already in an environmentally based career then why not avail of one of the many occupation training courses that are currently available? Courses such as Introduction to Environment Legislation (Biologiq), Environmental Noise Measurement (Moloney and Associates) and Environmental Management (CMI-Ireland). The courses are run in a variety of locations around the country, including Dublin, Kilkenny, Laois, Waterford, Kildare, Cork and Limerick. These courses are perfect for anyone looking to specialise in a certain area as well as improve their existing knowledge and enhance their CV.
Nowadays, there is usually the option to study most things online and the area of Environmental studies is no different. CMI and CMIT are both offering the opportunity to study through their distance learning courses which means you can easily fit your course work around your life. CMI offers an Environmental Management Diploma course while CMIT has a similar course, Managing Environmental Resources, available.
There’s never been a better time to study environmental issues, whether you’re a green-fingered nature lover who wants to learn more about protecting our planet, or someone in an environmentally based career hoping to improve existing skills, environmental awareness has never been more prevalent. With the array of courses available for every level, now could be the time to help in the creation of a sustainable and more environmentally friendly future.
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