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Green Energy (Distance Learning)

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Green Energy (Distance Learning)

The inevitable EV boom will have a drastic impact on the economy and the UN Sustainable Development Agenda. This programme aims to provide clearer understanding of EV technology and a comprehensive overview of battery energy storage system fundamentals.

This programme will support you to:

  • Explore Interactive Briefs of COP26 and COP27 Outcomes
  • Learn the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Prepare for a World Less Reliant on Combustion Engine Vehicles
  • Compare and Contrast Different EV Types and Technologies
  • Master the Basics of Commercial and Domestic EV Charging
  • Understand the Capabilities and Limits of Existing Battery Technologies
  • Design Effective BESS (Battery Energy Storage Systems)
  • Learn the Basics of BESS Maintenance and Management

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Course information

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Entry requirements


How will I be assessed?

Online written assignments.

What will I study?

Understanding Environmental Sustainability

Looking for a comprehensive overview of environmental sustainability in 2023 (and beyond)?

Our flagship course provides learners with a high-level introduction to key focus areas, including climate change, greenhouse emissions, carbon footprint management, biodiversity, conservation, renewable energy, waste management, and sustainability practices.

  • Develop Foundational Knowledge of Key Concepts
  • Explore Interactive Briefs of COP26 and COP27 Outcomes
  • Learn the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Understanding Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Points

It’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ EVs will overtake conventional internal combustion engine sales, with some experts predicting this could happen as soon as 2025. This forecasted EV boom, from Charge station rollouts to energy rebates, will bring about a transformative change in the economy.

This introductory programme is an exciting opportunity for learners to understand and be part of this revolution in automotive technology.

  • Prepare for a world less reliant on combustion engine vehicles
  • Compare and contrast different EV types and technologies
  • Master the basics of commercial and domestic EV charging.

Introduction to Batteries and Battery Energy Storage Systems

Build battery awareness with this comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of batteries and battery energy storage systems. From the battery manufacturing process to the structure of a basic battery storage system, this programme makes it easy for electrical installation learners to further their vocational training.

  • Understand the capabilities and limits of existing battery technologies
  • Design effective BESS (Battery Energy Storage Systems)
  • Learn the basics of BESS maintenance and management.

Next steps

There are several next steps that you can take. You can go on to study another Level 2 distance learning course or a Level 3 one.

Alternatively, you could enrol on to our Access to Higher Education course or other further education courses (subject to entry requirements).

Additional information

Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this course, please email:

Available Courses
Distance Learning Generic BCG
Starts: Various
Type: Distance Learning
Length: 24 weeks
Day(s): Flex
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Fees: £336.00

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Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free, as part of the National Skills Fund.

Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 24 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.