Expand your knowledge of sustainable development, climate change and global warming. These courses could lead to skills progression routes and exciting career opportunities.

Do More, Waste Less: An Introduction to a Greener Economy

How do we make our planet a better place for everyone to live? This course aims to discover the answer! Sustainable development, climate change and global warming are common features of news reports with leaders from across the world finding ways to tackle these big problems for humanity with ever increasing levels of urgency.

But what can we do? It’s so easy to get overwhelmed with the different actions that we all need to take to create a more sustainable world. This course will look at issues of sustainable development and how we can all contribute to a more sustainable future through the circular economy.

Course includes:

  • What is the Circular Economy?
  • How does understanding sustainability support you when applying for jobs? What career pathways could you take?
  • How can you be more sustainable in everyday life?
  • How can businesses contribute to sustainable development

Course Information:

  • Duration: Flexible (can complete in own time)
  • Date/time: Anytime
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Online self-led

BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy

This course is part of the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy training programme and has been created by BLUEPRINT partners, Anglia Ruskin University.

BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy is an environmental project led by Essex County Council. It has a total budget of 5.6m euros, of which 3.8m euros were awarded by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme.

Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Level 2

This online self study course is a key starting point for anyone looking for an introduction to the principles of climate change and environmental awareness. Learners will understand the nature of climate change and the role they can play in helping to reduce carbon emissions. Learners will gain the knowledge and understanding to act as drivers of positive change within the workplace and at home.

This course can take between 12 weeks and 1 year to complete. Learn through online self study.

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Retrofit Level 2 – 5 courses (could be fully funded)

In partnership with The Retrofit Academy, we are now delivering Retrofit training Level 2 through to Level 5.

Retrofit is the process of upgrading existing homes to make them more energy efficient. This usually involves improving the fabric of the house through installing insulation, upgrading the building services, and introducing renewable energy and heat sources.

These courses will help to:

  • Open the door to extensive job opportunities
  • Eradicate fuel poverty
  • Ensure the UK’s housing stock is more energy efficient
  • Contribute towards sustainability
  • Improve people’s lives, homes, and local community

These courses are delivered in centre and online. Funding may be available.

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How we are moving towards a sustainable curriculum

Our courses provide our learners with the opportunity to explore new ways to be environmentally friendly and sustainable whilst developing skills with others in a range of intriguing subject areas. This includes discovering the wonderful world of traditional crafts and thrift crafts that incorporate elements of sustainability. We have also embedded sustainability in other curriculum areas, for example writing about environmental issues and learning new phrases in English language and looking at percentages of climate change in maths. We continue to look at new ways in which we can relate course subject matter to important real world and current topics.

Race to Zero

We have signed up to UNFCCC Race to Zero Campaign. This global campaign will rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.