The roles and responsibilities of businesses are changing rapidly; society increasingly expects that organisations should act responsibly not just to their shareholders but also to their wider stakeholders and the broader community. Business, therefore, is a great platform for social and environmental change and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Practitioners help to drive this by delivering an organisation's CR&S strategy, releasing the power of business to contribute positively toward social and environmental outcomes.
UEL's Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) apprenticeship will build practitioners' ability to engage with their chosen field by developing a strong theoretical base for understanding the principles underpinning corporate responsibility and sustainability (the sustainable development goals, theories of intersectional inequality, well-being, capabilities, and ethical practice). In tandem, apprentices will be supported to develop the practical skills needed for developing and implementing a CR&S strategy (strategic planning, project management, stakeholder analysis, negotiation, and data management).
The apprenticeship will be delivered in four modules over 15 weeks each, adding up to 18 months in total.
- Module 1 (delivery to begin September): Principles of CR and Sustainability, including Introduction to Development Studies
- Module 2 (delivery to begin January): Personal Effectiveness and Professional Development, including Knowledge, Skills, and the Self
- Module 3 (delivery to begin May): Delivering CR and Sustainability
- Module 4 (delivery to begin August): End Point Assessment Preparation
UCAS: Passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects OR BTEC Diploma OR International Baccalaureate Diploma with 25 points (including minimum 15 at Higher Level)
English Language: Level 3 English and Maths.
Other Accepted Qualifications: British Sign Language (BSL) qualification as an alternative to English Language.
Mature Learners: Applicable professional experience.
End Point Assessment (EPA)
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner EPA
This L4 apprenticeship can equip practitioners in a variety of industries, including the public and private sector, to be a social conscience for the organisation, helping innovate and drive ambitions for social and environmental change and make these a reality that are embedded and implemented across the organisation.