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Climate Emergency Literacy Skills training programme

Do you want to understand more about the climate emergency and build understanding and skills to make a positive difference in Scotland?

Working with Skills Development Scotland, we have developed an exciting programme of accredited Climate Emergency Training to help upskill Scotland’s workforce with the knowledge required to move towards a net zero society. Sector-specific training for the Transport, Energy or Construction sectors is also available.

The training takes place in May and June and is available to book now via the links at the foot of this page.

About the training

  • The Climate Emergency Training provides opportunities for anyone living in Scotland over the age of 25 to understand the climate emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead on their way to becoming certified as Carbon Literate.
  • Sector-specific Climate Emergency Training for the Transport, Energy or Construction sectors is also available.

If you and your organisation are in the early stages of considering your climate change impacts and planning for net zero, this training provides a fantastic opportunity to get you started.

Why the training will help individuals and organisations take climate action

  • As an individual you'll find the training empowers you to take practical action on climate change, and develop skills and experience you can apply in the workplace, no matter what your role or what level of an organisation you work at. 
  • And you'll have the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate - great for your CV as well as continued professional development.
  • If you and your organisation are in the early stages of considering your climate change impacts and planning for net zero, this training provides a fantastic opportunity to get you started.
  • Having a Carbon Literate workforce is vital to help businesses meet new regulations and customer expectations as Scotland strives to become a net-zero nation.
  • Businesses with a Carbon Literate workforce will find they can develop more efficient and cost-effective operations.

Training accreditation and structure

The training is accredited by The Carbon Literacy Project and consists of eight hours of learning, which will be delivered online, using a combination of two live sessions and self-study activities.

The training consists of one day’s worth of learning (eight hours), which will be delivered online, using a combination of two live sessions and self-study activities.  The training is accredited to meet the Carbon Literacy Standard, which is verified independently by the Carbon Literacy Project and successful participants will receive a certificate in Carbon Literacy.

All courses will follow a modular structure as follows:-

· Module 1: An introduction to climate change

· Module 2: Climate impacts and adaptation

· Module 3: Reducing emissions (mitigation)

· Module 4: Climate action and communications

 

Background and eligibility

The training is supported by Skills Development Scotland through the National Transition Training Fund, which is part of wider work related to Scotland’s Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan.

To be eligible to register for the Climate Emergency Training participants must be over the age of 25 and live in Scotland. Individuals, or employees of an organisation are eligible for the training, subject to further eligibility checks and a limit of three employees per organisation per training session.

 

How to book

Please follow the links below to access further information on each course, how to register and further eligibility requirements. 

For general enquiries, please contact CELS@keepscotlandbeautiful.org. We will aim to respond to your enquiry within two working days.

In addition to registering for your free space via Eventbrite you must complete and return the following forms to CELS@keepscotlandbeautiful.org before your first training session commences:

Spaces are offered on a first come first serve basis and are initially limited to three individuals per organisation, per course date.

Data Protection Act 2018: Please see the foot of this webpage for how we will use and share information you supply via Eventbrite and the CELS forms.

 

Climate Emergency Training

This course has the following anticipated learning outcomes:-

  • Understand the basics of climate change science and how we know climate change is a problem.
  • Know what's being done to tackle climate change at a variety of levels; locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Explore the impacts, risks and opportunities for Scotland in the transition to net-zero emissions by 2045.
  • Raise awareness of the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan and other relevant strategies and policies.
  • Signpost tools to support enhanced learning and training including the Green Jobs Workforce Academy.
  • Explore and commit to actions to reduce carbon footprints.

Mon, 16 May 2022 14:00 - FULLY BOOKED

Thu, 19 May 2022 14:00 - FULLY BOOKED

Fri, 3 Jun 2022 14:00 - FULLY BOOKED

Tue, 7 Jun 2022 14:00 - FULLY BOOKED

Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:00

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:00

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:00

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 14:00

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:00

Construction Course

This course has the following anticipated learning outcomes:-

  • Understand the basics of climate change science and how we know climate change is a problem.
  • Explore the impacts, risks and opportunities that climate change will present to the construction sector.
  • Know what's being done to tackle climate change at a variety of levels; locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Understand the role of the construction sector in the transition to Scotland’s target of net-zero emissions by 2045.
  • Raise awareness of the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan and other relevant strategies and policies.
  • Explore and commit to actions to reduce carbon footprints.

Tue, 31 May 2022 14:00 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thu, 9 Jun 2022 10:00

Transport Course

This course will provide the following anticipated learning outcomes:-

  • Understand the basics of climate change science and how we know climate change is a problem.
  • Explore the impacts, risks and opportunities that climate change will present to the transport sector.
  • Know what's being done to tackle climate change at a variety of levels; locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Understand the role of the transport sector in the transition to Scotland’s target of net-zero emissions by 2045.
  • Raise awareness of the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan and other relevant strategies and policies.
  • Explore and commit to actions to reduce carbon footprints.

Mon, 6 Jun 2022 14:00

Wed, 8 Jun 2022 10:00

Energy Course

This course will provide the following anticipated learning outcomes:-

  • Understand the basics of climate change science and how we know climate change is a problem.
  • Explore the impacts, risks and opportunities that climate change will present to the energy sector.
  • Know what's being done to tackle climate change at a variety of levels; locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Understand the role of the energy sector in the transition to Scotland’s target of net-zero emissions by 2045.
  • Raise awareness of the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan and other relevant strategies and policies.
  • Explore and commit to actions to reduce carbon footprints.

Mon, 30 May 2022 10:00 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thu, 9 Jun 2022 14:00

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:00

Data Protection Act 2018

The Climate Emergency Literacy Skills (CELS) programme is a partnership between Keep Scotland Beautiful, Skills Development Scotland, Home Energy Scotland, Sustrans Scotland and SCAPE Scotland to provide Climate Emergency Training.

We (Keep Scotland Beautiful) will use the information you have given us via Eventbrite to process your registration for the Climate Emergency Training and to send you communications about the training, including relevant follow-up information. We may share this information with Skills Development Scotland and our other CELS programme partners. We will store your information for approximately three years from the date the Climate Emergency Training has been completed. We will then delete your information and use only anonymised data for the purposes of reporting, analysis and marketing.

The information you provide in the CELS Training Agreement Form (TAF) 2021-22 and the CELS Equality Monitoring Form (EMF) 2021-22 will be processed by us and shared with Skills Development Scotland for the purposes of monitoring, reporting and analysis of data. Please refer to the forms for details of how Skills Development Scotland will use, share and store your information. We may also share any information provided with our other CELS programme partners.  

We will delete your completed CELS EMF 2021-22 as soon as the information has been processed by us. We will store your completed CELS TAF 2021-22 and processed data from the CELS EMF 2021-22 for approximately three years from the date the CELS programme has been completed. We will then delete your information.

You can read our Privacy Notice on our website: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/privacy

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