Entry Level 3
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
30 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of evidence


To develop learners’ ability to plan for improved sustainability in a workplace.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to identify an area of a business in need of improvement in terms of sustainability. 

Area of business should be quite tightly defined to keep project manageable in scope, e.g. approach to recycling; energy waste in a specific office.

Sustainability in a business: ways of working to ensure the business does not make too much use of resources that cannot be replaced.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Select an area of a workplace where current practices are not supporting sustainability as well as they could. 


Be able to identify processes, practices or resources to support improvement in terms of sustainability. 

Depending on the focus of the project, improvements could focus on reducing waste, reducing pollution, reducing energy consumption, using sustainable materials.

Changes could be to ways of working or introduction of new products.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Outline changes that a workplace could make in a chosen area to improve sustainability. 


Be able to develop and present a project plan to support improvement in terms of sustainability. 

As appropriate to the project.

Actions for employers and/or employees.

Reasons should relate to reduced use of non-renewable resources or polluting practices.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Create a basic project plan with key actions. 

  • 3.2

    Present project plan so key actions and reasons they are needed are clear.