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We can help your organisation learn how the Climate Emergency relates to Scotland's housing sector and how to respond effectively.

Our accredited Climate Emergency Training for Scotland's housing providers will help upskill organisations and people involved with the sector, so they have the knowledge required to successfully respond to the Climate Emergency and help move towards net zero.

There are approximately 600,000 units of social housing in Scotland, meaning a substantial opportunity for housing providers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and costs. And with current energy and fuel prices causing hardship, investing in greener alternatives and behaviours to reduce costs and secure supplies have never been more relevant - for both housing providers and their tenants. In addition, new legislation and requirements, such as the second Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing, mean now has never been a better time to start your journey to net zero.

Who is this training for?

Your organisation might be a housing provider in Scotland, supporting actions related to housing, or simply interested in the area.

This training can be delivered for anyone within your organisation, and at any level and role. We've worked with everyone from volunteers to board members.

Why take this training?

  • Understand how Scotland's housing sector will be impacted by climate change.
  • Understand sources of greenhouse gas emissions, both in Scotland's housing sector and your organisation.
  • Learn how tackling emissions within the sector, and your organisation can help develop more efficient, cost-effective and resilient operations.
  • Learn how housing providers can empower tenants to reduce emissions and experience co-benefits such as lower bills and more secure energy supplies.
  • Understand the science of climate change and the meaning of terms like 'Climate Emergency', ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’, ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon footprint’.

What certification will you get?

  • The course is accredited to meet the Carbon Literacy Standard by the Carbon Literacy Project, and participants that successfully complete the course receive a certificate confirming that they are Carbon Literate.
  • Organisations can move towards Carbon Literate Organisation status.

Training delivery and adaption options

  • 8 hours of learning, covering 4 modules, which is delivered online through a combination of interactive live sessions and self-study activities.
  • To ensure that the learning is relevant to your context there are opportunities to work with us to insert your own materials

Why train with us for your housing training?

  • This training has been developed in collaboration with housing providers, and is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, so you can be assured of the quality of each course.
  • We have experience of delivering this Climate Emergency Training to housing providers across Scotland.
  • We've received some fantastic feedback from previous training: 

    "It brought the impact of climate change to the front of my working environment."

    "Greater awareness of just how much carbon I produce annually through my working role and how easy through a simple switch this can be reduced."

    "I found the training very interesting and there is no doubt I will use what I have learnt in my job role."

    Feedback on our Climate Emergency Training for Housing from course participants representing Osprey Housing in 2022.

What's the cost of the training?

Starting price (plus VAT) for online training is outlined below.

To deliver the training in-person will include additional costs, such as travel, which we can discuss with you, and outline in your personalised training proposal. We can quote for venue hire and catering on request.

 Training course for cohort of up to 10 participants

 £2,000

 Additional participants (up to 5 more per cohort)

 £100 per participant

 Adaptation fee - work with us to insert your materials

 £1,500

 Carbon Literacy certification and administration

 £15 per participant


What's the process to develop a course?

Please get in touch with our Environment and Place Services Manager, Katie Murray to discuss your requirements and timescales.

Get in touch with:
Katie Murray (She/Her)
Environment and Place Services Manager

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