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Climate Emergency Training for Youth Workers

This free online course has provided Scotland’s youth workers an understanding of the climate emergency and equipping them with the skills and tools to help young people to turn their concerns about climate change into positive action.

Although the focus for the training was youth workers, it was also open to young people who are leaders and mobilisers.

In addition to the Climate Emergency Training for youth workers course, a toolkit is available to help youth workers engage, inform and mobilise young people to play their part in responding to the climate emergency.

The climate emergency training and toolkit are part of the Youth Leader Climate Project which was delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful and YouthLink Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.

    

About the training

The course is was full day of learning, spread across three modules:

Module 1 – This module will covered the basics of the science behind Global Warming and Climate Change. It highlighted the various Greenhouse Gases and how these are emitted by human activities. It also discussed some of the current and potential future impacts at an international, national and local level.

Module 2 – This module covered how the impacts of Climate Change are likely to affect the most vulnerable and the least responsible in society. It also covered how we are responding to the issue on an international, national and local level.

Module 3 – This module covered our own personal behaviours and how they can impact climate change. We also investigated how to make personal and group behaviour changes that can help to contribute to tackling climate change. The group webinar discussed how we can best communicate and inspire young people to respond to the issue.

Each module consisted of between one and two hours of course work, that participants undertook in their own time at their own pace, and a 90-minute group webinar. 

Participants who successfully completed the three modules could apply to gain official Carbon Literate accreditation through our partnership with the Carbon Literacy Project.

Training through this programme has now concluded for 2020/21.

More information on our Climate Emergency Training opportunities can be viewed here.

    

    

About the toolkit

In addition to the Climate Emergency Training for youth workers course, a toolkit is available to help youth workers engage, inform and mobilise young people to play their part in responding to the climate emergency.

Although the toolkit is targeted at youth workers who have completed the the Climate Emergency Training for Youth Workers course, it should prove useful to many youth work settings.

The Toolkit includes activities to help young people learn about, and discuss the impact of our choices on climate change, environment and people. The activities also introduce opportunities for young people to take action on climate change.

Learning takes place through faciliated discussion, interactive exercises, games and films, with every session having in-person and online delivery options. The activities meet a variety of youth work outcomes and are flagged with suggested age ranges, resources and timings.

    

Toolkit available now

The toolkit is targeted at youth workers who have completed the the Climate Emergency Training for Youth Workers course, but it should prove useful to many youth work settings.

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