Health and safety courses have been set up at a leading Welsh college following global focus on ethical and sustainable business.

Coleg Cambria's Northop Business School has launched NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) qualifications to meet demand for a new generation of 'green' leaders.

Among them is the NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management, which is one of the first programmes of its kind in the country. It's designed for aspiring professionals and building directly upon knowledge provided by the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management.

More organisations are opting to create a specific environmental role within their teams, rather than the previous trend of designating relevant tasks to an existing member of staff.

With topical content including the principles and drivers for environmental sustainability, waste minimisation strategies, preventing and controlling pollution, and how to positively influence standards and working practices, Health and Safety Lecturer Peter Laurence says the Diploma is a must for those wanting to progress in this arena.

He said: "In the wake of COP 26 and with climate change and environmental standards at the forefront of people's thinking more and more, this is the right time to join this flexible course."

"Whether it be recycling, lowering their carbon footprint, or giving back to the community, most organisations in the private and public sector are adapting their cultures and embracing change.

"This is a pivotal qualification aimed at those who have already completed their Environmental Certificate and are looking to progress, but ultimately anyone responsible for sustainability within a business can join us; it will have a positive impact on their corporate image, and, more importantly, the world around us."

The paid Diploma runs over seven months from January and is divided into two units – Controlling Environmental Aspects, and Environmental Regulation.

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