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Greening Enterprise Skills

Certificate in Greening Enterprise Skills

A blended year long 25 credit Special Purpose Award, Level 6

Discipline: Business

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Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 6

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Blended Learning

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: This is an entry-level certification, no prior qualification required

Credits: 25

Places: 24


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Why Study?

The proposed programme is designed to address key areas of green enterprise activity enabling graduates to work in companies and organisations in areas and roles that supports environmental and sustainability agendas. The programme focusses on environmentally friendly operational practices and managing performance indicators to achieve national (sector specific) energy efficiency and CO2 emissions targets.

Programme Modules

The Green Campus Model: 15 Credits, Level 6

Hard science based module addressing the understanding and managing of environmental key performance indicators (KPIs). The module focuses on; energy uses including supply, renewable energy options, monitoring and the BER, Smarter Travel and carbon emissions and accounting; Water use, recycling and conservation; Waste management; Biodiversity and ecology.

Work Project: 10 Credits, Level 6

Completion of a project that involves an investigation of a relevant work-based environmental issue and preparation of a technical report which can be used to address or improve the environmental performance of the work place.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sector specific national and Climate Change related legislation and policy.
  • Demonstrate sector specific knowledge of current best practices in relation to energy usage, water consumption and waste management.
  • Implement environmentally friendly work practices based on the application of sector specific industry best practices in relation to energy, water and waste efficiencies, smarter travel and biodiversity.
  • Contribute to the development of awareness of the potential impacts of climate change and promote proenvironmental work practices among staff.

Essential Information: 


This programme will be delivered via a blended learning approach at the GMIT Mayo campus, involving a mixture of online and face to face delivery from January to December 2022.


How to Apply

Applications for 2021/22 are no longer being accepted. 

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