Frequently Asked Questions

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Our business sustainability courses have been developed to help you gain practical skills and the expertise you need to achieve your organisation’s sustainability goals. From understanding and implementing your very first sustainability plan to marketing and communicating your positive actions, we provide you with a well-rounded learning experience and the right tools and knowledge. 

If you are a business leader looking to integrate sustainability into your operations, a sustainability professional looking to broaden your skill set and boost your career in sustainability, or you would like to be more active in your organisation’s sustainability initiatives and be more involved in your clients’ sustainability projects, the Diploma in Business Sustainability is for you.

This means that you will have full control over your learning pace, allowing you to progress at your preferred speed through the course modules. To foster a sense of collective learning and stimulate peer discussions within the course community, you’ll receive guidance to smoothly transition from one module to the next, ensuring you maximise your learning experience along with exclusive networking opportunities with your peers in the form of masterclasses.

No, you don’t need to have any educational background in business sustainability to undertake any of our courses. ISS has designed and developed the courses to meet industry standards while ensuring that the learning outcomes are easy to grasp for those with no prior sustainability knowledge. Conceptual clarity, definitions and meanings of core topics, and extra reading material have been incorporated throughout the course which will make your learning experience both easy and effective. 

We offer a seamless transaction experience through the following preferred mediums: 

  • We have partnered with Stripe, one of the most respected and secure payment systems available, to make your Credit Card purchasing experience as seamless as possible. 
  • We also use PayPal if that is your preference. 
  • 4-month payment plans are also available if you wish to spread the payment over 4 months.
  • Lastly, we can issue an invoice and you can pay using a bank transfer.

You will receive 24/7 access to all course materials and masterclasses of the Diploma in Business Sustainability course for 12 months and the Certificate course for 1 month. This time frame encourages you to focus on completing your course and receiving your Diploma/Certificate. Plus, you will have access to our Alumni and faculty to clarify your queries, discuss sustainability topics and grow your network throughout the course period.

Paying directly online the Diploma course fee is at a discounted rate of €2,450/ £2,150/ $2,500.

For invoice or instalment plans the Diploma course fee is €2,560/£2,260/$2,700

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You can and we highly encourage it too. Integrating sustainability principles into every aspect of how we live and work is key to creating the systemic change needed to create a sustainable future. Everyone, no matter their role, needs to understand and become aware of the challenges we face and how you and your organisation can be a driving force to help combat these challenges. Working within the sustainability sector is not a prerequisite for enrolling on any courses offered by ISS.

Our past participants have come from a range of industries and sectors including – retail, hospitality, finance, construction, food, real estate, business consulting, and more. Individuals undertake this course to enhance their career while some organisations send a group of employees to upskill entire teams in business sustainability. The courses have been designed to be relevant to organisations of all sizes and capacities. The case studies and examples used throughout the modules are interlaced with references to large, medium, and small-sized organisations to facilitate wholesome learning.

We use Thinkific, our course platform and primary communication tool throughout our courses to share resources, materials, tools, and templates. The Community Channel on the platform also enables you to engage with your peers and faculty members in discussions and stay connected post-course completion.

The Diploma in Business Sustainability course is credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university. The Diploma is recognised at Level 7 on the Scottish Curriculum and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and Level 5 on the European Qualification Framework (EQF), making it globally recognised. On completion of our Diploma, you will be awarded 24 SCQF credits which is equivalent to 12 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System or ECTS credits. ECTS enables the transfer of credits taken at one institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another, promoting greater student mobility.

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