Free training to help Scotland’s tourism sector in the journey to a Green Recovery

Keep Scotland Beautiful offers opportunity to become certified as Carbon Literate

This free training provides an opportunity for staff working in Scotland’s Tourism sector to be certified as Carbon Literate.

**Training dates available throughout February and March - Book spaces here on Eventbrite.**

By taking part you’ll learn more about the challenges of the climate emergency. And you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to help your sector secure a Green Recovery from Covid-19 and become a successful part of a low carbon Scotland.

The training is provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful as part of a suite of support offered with Skills Development Scotland and Green Tourism through the Scottish Government’s Tourism Recovery Fund.


More about the training

This accredited online Climate Emergency Training takes place over two weeks and provides an opportunity for staff working in Scotland’s Tourism sector to understand the climate emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead. Learners will gain knowledge of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and identify actions to tackle them on their way to becoming certified as Carbon Literate

The training will raise your awareness of the core aspects of climate change and how the tourism sector can use its actions and influence to respond to the climate emergency. Over two sessions, we will explore:

• Scotland’s emission reduction aims and the low carbon behaviours and actions required to achieve them

• what role the tourism sector can play in this transition.

• best practice examples showcasing innovation across the sector in responding to the new challenges

• opportunities of net-zero and responsible tourism.

Having a Carbon Literate workforce is vital to help the tourism sector to meet the new regulations and customer expectations that a net-zero Scotland will bring. Businesses with a Carbon Literate workforce will find they can develop more efficient and cost-effective operations. And as an employee you’ll find the training empowers you to take effective action on climate change and develop your skills and experience.


Who’s this training for?

To be eligible for this training you must:

• live in Scotland and work in any role within the Tourism and Hospitality sector.

• be an employees of an organisation or individuals working within the sector.

• not be undertaking any other employment, education, training or enterprise programme funded by any UK and/or Scottish Government department and/or Skills Development Scotland .

• complete the Tourism Recovery Fund Training Agreement and the Tourism Recovery - Equality Monitoring Form 2021-22. The forms can be downloaded from: https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/cettourismforms

Full eligibility criteria are available in the Tourism Recovery Fund Training Agreement.

Course structure

The training will utilise a mix of delivery methods over two weeks including two live interactive webinars and self-study. The total time commitment for the course is 7-8 hours of learning. This will be structured over two sessions of 2.5 hours with each session involving a live workshop and self-study material between the sessions.

Session One (2.5 hours): An introduction to climate change. Climate impacts and adaptation.

Session Two (2.5 hours): Reducing emissions. Climate action and communication.



We have five opportunities to take part in the training.

Cohort 1: Thursday 24 February & Thursday 3 March (14.00 – 16.30)

Cohort 2: Tuesday 1 March & Tuesday 8 March (10.00 – 12.30)

Cohort 3: Thursday 3 March & Thursday 10 March (10.00 – 12.30)

Cohort 4: Thursday 10 March & Thursday 17 March (14.00 – 16.30)

Cohort 5: Tuesday 15 March & Tuesday 22 March (10.00 – 12.30)


How do I register to take part?

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

• Tourism Recovery Fund Training Agreement

• Tourism Recovery - Equality Monitoring Form 2021-22

The forms can be downloaded here.

Spaces are offered on a first come first serve basis and are initially limited to two individuals per organisation.


Book spaces here on Eventbrite.

From 24 February 2022 14:00 to 15 March 2022 12:30

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