ESC2 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Certificate in Embedding Sustainability in the Workplace (RQF) 

It’s time for your organisation to prioritise a sustainable future.

In 2015, the United Nations member states announced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an urgent call for action by all countries. And today, the UK is underperforming in its efforts to support sustainability.

Now, you can empower your business and employees to implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the workplace. Our VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Certificate in Embedding Sustainability in the Workplace gives you and your employees the power to make more sustainable choices both operationally and individually.

Mapped against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have developed this qualification to help all industries to embed the 17 SDGs into their work practices through staff learning and development. It is designed to equip your organisation with the knowledge to implement actionable change to protect the planet and create an environment employees can be proud of.

When you complete the qualification, you will receive a Skillsfirst certificate to demonstrate your commitment to becoming a force for good.

Who is this for?

The VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Certificate in Embedding Sustainability in the Workplace (RQF) is aimed at businesses and organisations that want to raise their awareness of the SDGs and an understanding of the actions needed to embed specific SDGs into their working environment.

The qualification can be tailored to suit the key areas of the SDG goals that are applicable to the business, giving the tools to enhance business practices and culture.

What learning materials are available?

By offering this qualification organisations will be eligible to access The Sustainability Academy’s suite of learning resources at a heavily discounted rate.

Find out more about The Sustainability Academy and the Sustainable Development Goals through these links.

Qualification summary

On completion of this qualification, you may progress into further learning, employment or onto other VTCT qualifications, such as the:

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Award in Ways to Maintain Personal Well-being (RQF)
VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Certificate in Maintaining Personal Well-being at Work (RQF)
VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 1 Certificate in Personal and Social Development (RQF)

or similar vocationally-based qualifications.

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Certificate in Embedding Sustainability in the Workplace (RQF) Handbook

Qualification Structure

To achieve this qualification, the learner will have to achieve one mandatory module from Group M and a minimum of six optional modules taken from Group O.

The Total Qualification Time for the VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Certificate in Embedding Sustainability in the Workplace (RQF) is 150 hours.

The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) are 115.

Qualification numberQualification reference

Group M – Mandatory Units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleGLH valueLevel
M/650/2820ES1Introduction to embedding sustainable development goals in the workplace252

Group O – Optional Units

unit no.
unit no.
Unit titleGLH valueLevel
R/650/2821SDG1Minimising the effect of poverty in the workplace152
T/650/2822SDG2Minimising the effect of hunger in the workplace152
Y/650/2823SDG3Embedding good health and well-being in the workplace152
A/650/2824SDG4Embedding good quality education and training in the workplace152
F/650/2826SDG5Promoting gender equality in the workplace152
R/650/2830SDG6Promoting clean water and sanitation in the workplace152
A/650/2833SDG7Promoting affordable and clean energy in the workplace152
F/650/2835SDG8Promoting decent work and economic growth in the workplace152
H/650/2836SDG9Embedding inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and innovation in the workplace152
L/650/2839SDG10Minimising inequalities in the workplace152
Y/650/2841SDG11Promoting sustainable cities and communities in the workplace152
A/650/2842SDG12Promoting responsible consumption and production in the workplace152
D/650/2843 SDG13Minimising the impact of climate change in the workplace152
H/650/2845SDG14Promoting the conservation of sea life in the workplace152
K/650/2847SDG15Promoting biodiversity in the workplace152
M/650/2849SDG16Embedding justice and harmony in the workplace152
Y/650/2850SDG17Embedding partnerships working in the workplace152

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