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Introduction to Sustainable Development (FETAC L5) Intensive Course

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: ECO - UNESCO
Fee: 200-240
Duration: 4 days
Time: 17:00 - 22:00, 14:00 - 19:30 and 10:00 - 19:00 for
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre

Course Details

Details of 2014 courses to be announced shortly. Please email to request further information on the 2014 training dates. 

Details of the 2013 course was as follows: 

Up-skill and improve your job prospects in the growing green economy with Eco UNESCOs Introduction to Sustainable Development FETAC L5


This course develops an understanding of current topics such as

  • Sustainability
  • Quality of life
  • Sustainable communities
  • Fair trade
  • Environmental auditing
  • Carrying capacity

Course content is integrated with practical, hands on activities to ensure maximum student learning in a supported environment.

Students of the course facilitate a workshop on an environmental issue of their choice incorporating education for sustainable development methodologies. They also carry out a project on the life cycle analysis of a product and complete a group project on developing a sustainable community.

This contemporary course will keep your CV relevant and up to date, is very useful for those working in the green economy and is also suited to anybody who has an interest in sustainable development and would like to find out more about it.


The following units are examined in the course:

- an Introduction to sustainable development

- Education for sustainable development methods

- Resources and the environment 

- Values and behaviours

- Environmental auditing

- Sustainable communities

- Environmental indicators

- Facilitation skills

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the interaction between society, economy and environment
  • Carry out an environmental audit
  • Create a vision for a sustainable community
  • Use education for sustainable development methods

ECO-UNESCOs Introduction to Sustainable Development is a hugely rewarding, challenging and interesting course. Students will find that the content and skills gained are transferrable to a number of current and future opportunities in the green sector.

Anyone interested in learning more about sustainable development including: professionals, local authorities, businesses, teachers, youth leaders, community workers, young people under 25 and the general public.

ECO-UNESCO @ The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2.

How Long and When?

Weekend - Friday 14:00 – 19:30 / Saturday 10:00 – 19:00
The course consists of 25 contact hours.

ECO-UNESCO also runs this course for groups on request. If you have a group interested in participating please contact us.

Learners have to complete one individual project, one group project and facilitate a workshop as part of their portfolio for accreditation.

How much?
€200 ECO-UNESCO Members, students,unwaged, young people under 25;
€220 Voluntary and Community Sector;
€240 Statutory

How do I book?

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