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Climate Emergency Training for Youth Workers

This free online course is providing 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 is youth workers, it is 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 is being delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful and YouthLink Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.

    

About the training

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

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

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

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

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

The course will be run continuously for the next few months and participants can pick and choose a time and date, suitable for them, to complete each of the three modules.

Participants can sign up for the first module of the course via Eventbrite. Once registered, participants will be sent a welcome email and a link to the online module one course work to be completed before attending the 90-minute webinar. Once a module is completed, links for registration, course work and any relevant documents will be emailed to participants for the following module.

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

Registration will re-open in the New Year and a link will be made available 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.

Get in touch with:
Garry Ford
Development Officer, Climate Challenge Fund
Tel: 01786 477184

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