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NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Championing Sustainability in the Workplace

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
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Level 3
Minimum entry age

About this qualification

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to gain knowledge, skills and understanding to support sustainability in the workplace.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop sector awareness. It will provide them with skills and knowledge related to sustainability practices with a view to seek employment or further study.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a learner must have for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a level 2 qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

This qualification consists of 7 mandatory units and 4 optional units (2 optional units must be completed).

How is it assessed?

This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Learners do not need to be in employment to take this qualification.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

•environmental science
•environmental sustainability
•HNC/HND in applied science (environmental science)
•Higher Apprenticeship: Technician Scientist
•Degree Apprenticeship: Environmental Practitioner
•BSc Global environmental change and sustainability
•BSc Environmental science

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

•environmental coordinator
•sustainability coordinator
•environmental assistant
•sustainability assistant

Qualification specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Qualification factsheet
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Support handbook
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This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the qualification specification.

Internal assessment sample tasks
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This document provides example tasks for internal assessment.

Mandatory units

  1. The Challenges of Sustainability in the Workplace (A/650/0673)
  2. Environmental Standards and Legislation (D/650/0674)
  3. Greening the Workplace (F/650/0675)
  4. Inspiring Environmental Responsibility in the Workplace (H/650/0676)
  5. Sustainable Transport (J/650/0677)
  6. The Impact of Energy Generation (K/650/0678)
  7. Heat Decarbonisation (L/650/0679)

Optional units

  1. Sustainable Construction (T/650/0680)
  2. Biodiversity in the Workplace and the Community (Y/650/0681)
  3. Sustainable Food (A/650/0682)
  4. Sustainable Water Management in the Workplace (D/650/0683)

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 61001430 V1.0
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