Adult education provider, ACL Essex, is helping the people of Essex get to grips with developing a more sustainable world with the launch of a new training course.
Alongside ACL Essex’s ongoing efforts to embed sustainability into its curriculum, the learning provider is introducing a new course to teach the basics of the circular economy and sustainability.
Pioneering green futures at ACL Essex is Christian Norman – Vice Principal Curriculum & Learning. He says: “We all hear so much about the need to tackle global warming and climate change, and for many people the TV reports can be overwhelming. We know that we need to be more sustainable to make a difference but many of us are unsure how our actions can affect the big picture.”
He continued: “This new course is ideal for anyone with a desire to make the world a better place or an interest in sustainability. The course is free-of-charge and available online. We’ll investigate sustainable development goals, how to be part of the circular economy and how businesses can contribute to sustainable development.”
The Introduction to Sustainability course has been created by BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy partners, Anglia Ruskin University. The course will be tutor-led and will comprise of online class discussions, small group work and independent activities. Learners who complete the course will be able to progress onto a Level 2 accredited qualification, Climate Change and Environmental Awareness, and this course could be fully funded.
ACL Essex has an ongoing commitment to sustainability and offers a wide range of creative and thrift craft courses, which explore the use of raw and recycled materials, with a focus on recycling, re-purposing and repairing. Sustainability is also a key element of its education, wherever possible environmental issues are discussed or used as a reference point, such as calculating percentages of climate change in maths.
ACL Essex has also signed up to UNFCC Race to Zero campaign. This global campaign rallies leadership and businesses for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs and unlocks sustainable growth.
BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy is led by Essex County Council and has a total budget of 5.6m euros, of which 3.8m euros were provided by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme.
To discover more, visit www.aclessex.com.