Certificate in Sustainability and the Circular Economy

Type
Undergraduate
Duration
1 Semester
Validated by
QQI
Mode
Blended Learning
Campus
Dublin
NFQ Level
8
Apply Now Contact Us

Course Overview

Business professionals must have the insight, knowledge and skills required to operate successfully in the new sustainable circular economy, this Level 8, 5 ECTS programme (will help you do just that.

Delivered by European experts in the field, the module develops learners’ understanding of the concept and initiatives of sustainability and the supply chain impact on communities, societies, environment, ethical trading and working standards. This will look at the alignment of sustainable goals within the supply chain which has both local and global dimensions and developing the area for organisational commitment, procedures, systems and practices. It will consider relevant legislation including the UN sustainable development goals and its impact on current and future supply chain management.

Why Study Sustainability and the Circular Economy at Griffith College?

Develop an appreciation and awareness of the need to incorporate sustainability into business objectives and practices.

  • Learn to apply key sustainability concepts and practices and manage multiple inputs and stakeholders.
  • Make sustainable and ethical key business decisions and adapt quickly to changing circumstances.
  • Gain awareness of, sensitivity to and appreciation of the issues, initiatives, metrics and standards to improve organisational sustainability and success.
  • Build research, communication and presentation skills as well as critical thinking.

Intake Dates

We run two intakes for this course commencing in Autumn and Spring.

  • September*
  • February*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course Details

This programme runs one module.

Modules

The module develops learners’ understanding of the concept and initiatives of sustainability which includes corporate social responsibility. This will include the supply chain impact on communities and society, environmental aspects of procurement, ethical trading and working standards. The module will look at the alignment of sustainable goals within the supply chain which has both local and global dimensions and developing the area for organisational commitment, procedures, systems and practices. It will consider relevant legislation including the UN sustainable development goals and its impact on current and future supply chain management

Course Contact

Suzanne Burdis

Business Graduate Business School Programme Director
Dublin

Timetables

This course is delivered one night per week online (3 hours per night), for 12-weeks. Days and time TBD.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

The module is aimed at procurement and supply chain management professionals who wish to complete continuing professional development in the emerging and growing business area of Sustainability and the Circular Economy and to considerably advance and enhance their existing knowledge and competencies and attain the academic accreditation necessary for progression and success in the work place.

This programme is also aimed at learners who currently hold NFQ Level 7 cognate qualification(s) and wish to achieve a Certificate at Level 8 on the NFQ in Sustainability and the Circular Economy.

Applicants who are over the age of 23 may apply on the basis of previous learning and / or work experience and a demonstration of commitment to further education.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply directly to the College. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting the programmes minimum entry requirements, and will also be asked for a copy of their passport when applying.

Fees

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge are applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. 

EUR 950.00

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please view our Fees information page to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Ready to take the next step?