41534
gridContent

FAQ's

 

  1. Who is Climate Emergency Training for?

Our Climate Emergency Training helps businesses, organisations and individuals across Scotland understand the Climate Emergency and mount a successful response.

Training can be organised for anyone within your business or organisation, and at any level.

From Accredited Training to Short Introductory Sessions, we are working across sectors and subjects.

Our training is mainly delivered online, but we can deliver in-person, or hybrid sessions on request.

You can view the different types of training we offer on our Climate Emergency Training homepage.

 

  1. What are the benefits of participating in Climate Emergency Training?

All our Climate Emergency Training helps businesses, organisations and individuals across Scotland understand the Climate Emergency and respond to the risks, responsibilities, and opportunities ahead.

Plus, participants completing our Accredited Training will have the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate, with organisations having a fantastic chance to set themselves on the route to be accredited as a Carbon Literate Organisation.

 

  1. What does being ‘Carbon Literate’ mean?

Being Carbon Literate means gaining knowledge of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and identifying positive actions to tackle them at business, organisation, community and individual level.

Our Accredited Training will provide you with the opportunity to go forward to be certified as Carbon Literate, and be awarded a certificate of Carbon Literacy from the Carbon Literacy Project who accredit our training.

 

  1. What is a Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO)?

A CLO is an organisation that has been recognised as having a substantial commitment to Carbon Literacy, through its workforce being certified as Carbon Literate and aspects such as positive engagement with its community/audience to develop and deliver low carbon behaviour.

Becoming a CLO is a great way to showcase corporate social responsibility and bring co-benefits of Carbon Literacy to your business or organisation. There are three levels - bronze, silver and gold.

If you are a business or organisation, our Accredited Climate Emergency Training can help to start you on the route to becoming a CLO. It's the Carbon Literacy Project in Manchester (who also accredit our Accredited Training) that provide formal recognition of Carbon Literate Organisation status..

 

  1. What different options are available for Climate Emergency Training?

We offer Accredited Training and Introductory Training.

Our Accredited Training spans sectors and subjects to help businesses, organisations and individuals understand the Climate Emergency and mount a successful response.

This training includes:

  • Climate Emergency Training with Keep Scotland Beautiful - Runs quarterly, with spaces available to book by individuals. Also available for commission by businesses and organisations.
  • Sector-Based Training - Covering 9 sectors: Biodiversity, Communities, Construction, Energy, Housing, Local authority, Tourism, Transport and Youth. Available to commission by businesses and organisations.
  • Customised Courses - Available to commission by businesses and organisations.
  • Fully Funded Courses

Participants on Accredited training can become certified as Carbon Literate, plus businesses and organisations have a fantastic chance to set themselves on the route to be accredited as a Carbon Literate Organisation. 

With our Introductory Training you can take your first steps in exploring the Climate Emergency. We offer Introductory Climate Emergency Training including short webinars and workshops , plus our eLearning module.

 

  1. What will we learn through Climate Emergency Training?

We ensure our training is relevant to the Scottish context through engaging, informative, and topical content.  Our training emphasises hope over despair and all our Climate Emergency Training will help you to:

  • Learn about climate science and causes of climate change.
  • Understand the meaning of terms like ‘net zero’, ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’ and ‘carbon footprint’.
  • Learn how you and/or your organisation will be impacted by climate change.
  • Find out more about efforts to tackle and adapt to climate change.
  • Understand practical actions you can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help future-proof your business organisation, community and homelife.
  • Find out more about the many co-benefits of climate action.

In addition, our Sector-Based and Customised Training have learning opportunities tailored to the appropriate audience.

 

  1. What type of certification could we achieve from Climate Emergency Training?

Our Accredited Training will provide participants with the opportunity to go forward to be certified as Carbon Literate and be awarded a certificate of Carbon Literacy from the Carbon Literacy Project who accredit our training. Businesses and organisations have a fantastic chance to set themselves on the route to be accredited as a Carbon Literate Organisation.  

Our Introductory Training contains two options: 

Our certified eLearning module is certified by us, and gives you the opportunity to receive a certificate of achievement from us for passing the module.

Our 2.5 hour workshop is also certified by us, and provides the option for participants to receive a certificate of attendance. 

 

  1. What are the benefits of Accredited training?

As this training is fully accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project it gives participants taking the training the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate. Being Carbon Literate means gaining knowledge of the carbon costs and impacts of activities and identifying positive actions to tackle them.

It can also help to set your organisation on the route to be accredited as a Carbon Literate Organisation.

You can be confident in course quality as the Carbon Literacy Project independently accredits each of our Accredited Climate Emergency Training courses against a rigorous set of requirements.

 

  1. How long will the Climate Emergency Training take?

Our Accredited Training is 7-8 hours in total. It includes 4-5 hours of live online sessions and 4 hours of self-study.

Our Introductory Training starts at 60 minutes.

 

  1. Is there the opportunity for the Climate Emergency training to be tailored to our business or organisation?

Yes, we have Customised Climate Emergency Training options where we’ll work with you to create an accredited course fully tailored to your needs.

There are also options to insert material of your choice in set places for some of our other Accredited Climate Emergency Training such as our Sector-Based Training.

 

  1. Can we deliver the training in-house ourselves?

We welcome co-design and co-delivery of many aspects of our Climate Emergency Training to make it as relevant as possible to your context.

The process so you can confidently deliver training in-house is:

  • We develop a customised course with you, for your organisation.
  • We then deliver the course to the cohort of colleagues who will be delivering the course in your organisation.
  • When those colleagues have achieved their certificate of Carbon Literacy, we can then support you with Train-the-Trainer Workshops, a licence agreement and other support days, so you feel confident in delivering the training.

 

  1. Are there free options available for the training?

Yes, we sometimes offer Fully-Funded Training. This is available for specific audiences through our work with a variety of partners.

Busineses and organisations can commission us to develop this training for their audience. Please see Q5 for more on the type of training available for commission.

 

  1. Can we book multiple types of training, or do we have to choose one?

We can work with you to create a package of training that is relevant to your needs and context, delivered over an appropriate time period.

Your training package could include a mixture of Accredited and Introductory training. 

For example, if you initially want Accredited Training to be for a certain Team or section of staff, you might also want to offer an Introductory Webinar, or access to our eLearning module, to all staff.

 

  1. What are the costs of the training?

Our online Accredited Training starts from £115 per person with our ‘Climate Emergency Training with Keep Scotland Beautiful’ which runs quarterly. This course and our Sector-Based Training is also available to commission by businesses and organisations, starting at £2,000.

There are additional costs for adaptation of Sector-Based Training, and development of Customised Courses.

Our costs are further outlined on each of the training webpages.

Our online Introductory Training starts from as little as £6 per person for bulk purchases of our eLearning Module.

Introductory online Webinars and Workshops start at £750.

In-person options for the above training, 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.

 

  1. What support can Keep Scotland Beautiful offer, in addition to developing and delivering Climate Emergency Training?

We can offer support with registration and administration of participants and analysis of results.

In addition, we can offer design support to ensure that the training fits with your brand. And we can produce a communications pack and marketing strategy to help ensure your training is promoted to the correct audience, and attracts positive press and social media coverage.

Some of the above may be subject to additional costs.

We also have additional products such as National Award for Environmental Excellence that can help your organisation to continually improve its sustainability.

And we offer our Environmental Management Service to support you to develop your environmental management plans. Please get in touch with our Environment and Place Services Manager, Katie Murray if you are interested in this service. e: katie.murray@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

 

  1. In what format is training offered?

Training is usually delivered online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, but can be delivered in person too, or via a hybrid model.

Our eLearning module takes place on Moodle, as do the self-study sessions of our accredited training.

To find out more about in-person delivery options, please contact Katie Murray. katie.murray@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

 

  1. How can we book or commission training? And how long does it take?

Our eLearning module is available for instant purchase and access.

Individuals can book a space at our Accredited 'Open' Climate Emergency Training, which takes place quarterly. Businesses and organisations can book up to 3 spaces on each of the courses.

All our other training is available to commission.

Our training calendar fills up quickly, so we advise getting in touch as soon as possible to secure you preferred times, but we do sometimes have space available at short notice.

Accredited and Introductory Training which doesn’t require any adaptations, has minimal development time, so can be delivered as soon as we have availability in our training calendar.

If you’d like to work with us to adapt training by inserting your own materials, we’ll need to allocate a period of development time. This time period will vary depending on the amount of adaption required.

Customised Training requires a longer development period. In addition to the time we allocate to work on course development with you, we need to build in time to ensure the course meets the standards required to receive accreditation from the Carbon Literacy Project,

Please get in touch with our Environment and Place Services Manager, Katie Murray to discuss your requirements and timescales. e: katie.murray@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

We’ll be happy to meet via Teams or Zoom to help you build the perfect Climate Emergency Training package.

 

  1. How can we pay for the training?

All training that you commission is secured via issue of a purchase order number, and paid by invoice.

You can pay for the eLearning module via Paypal.

You can pay for an individual space or spaces on our Accredited 'Open' Climate Emergency Training for Individuals by debit or credit card, or request to be invoiced.

 

  1. Who owns the Climate Emergency Training materials?

We (Keep Scotland Beautiful) own the copyright for the formulation of the training courses, and the materials themselves unless other copyrights or licenses are stated.

Please contact us to discuss further licensing options.

 

  1. How long will we have access to the Climate Emergency Training materials?

This depends on the type of training that you book or commission, but generally the materials are available for the length of time that the training lasts.

Please contact us to discuss further licensing options, that will provide you with longer access to the materials.

 

  1. How can we use the Climate Emergency Training materials?

We (Keep Scotland Beautiful) own the copyright for the formulation of the training courses and the materials themselves, unless other copyrights or licenses are stated.

You will have access to the materials for the duration of the Climate Emergency Training course you are undertaking. You may use the materials only for the purpose(s) outlined in the proposal we agree with you.

Please contact us to discuss further licensing options.

 

  1. How big is your training team?

We have our own highly experienced trainers with a wealth of experience across multiple sectors and subjects.

We pioneered Climate Emergency Training in Scotland in 2016, and our training team has grown since then.

In addition, our training staff are supported by colleagues across our organisations to ensure we can offer the best administration, finance, communications and IT possible.

 

  1. Why train with Keep Scotland Beautiful?
  • We have supported over 5,000 people to become Carbon Literate across Scotland since 2016 including board members, CEOs, directors, elected representatives, officers, volunteers, managers and community members.
  • We are experienced and have a strong track record of working across sectors and subjects, with businesses, organisations, individuals and communities
  • Our specialist training and accreditation team comprises nine staff. We are experienced, knowledgeable and informed about climate change and will work with you to develop and deliver your training.
  • We ensure our training is relevant to the Scottish context through engaging, informative and topical content. 
  • We cut through the jargon, so you’ll have a clear understanding of terms like ‘net zero’, ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’ and ‘carbon footprint’
  • Our training emphasises hope over despair and includes cases studies and examples of the many co-benefits of climate action.
  • We are the official partner in Scotland for the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project, the only Carbon Literate Training Organisation in Scotland, and the only Scottish organisation to have attained Gold Carbon Literate Organisation status.
  • As an environmental charity, we invest income from Climate Emergency Training back into our activities that help make Scotland clean, green and sustainable.

 

  1. What is the Carbon Literacy Project?

The award-winning Carbon Literacy Project provides the accreditation for our Accredited Climate Emergency Training and issue a Certificate of Carbon Literacy for all learners completing the course, and submitting an eligible Carbon Literacy Assessment

Find out more about The Carbon Literacy Project on their website here.

 

  1. How can you contact us?

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

We’ll be happy to meet via Teams or Zoom to help you build the perfect Climate Emergency Training package.

Email: katie.murray@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

 

Keep Updated

Get our news delivered straight to your inbox
Your personal information and right to privacy is important to us. It is not our practice to sell, rent or otherwise to disclose your personal information to others. Read our Privacy Notice

Keep Connected

We support the