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Carbon Literacy Training

Course code: XSAV012P

Subject area: Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:


Course date:

11th Nov 2024 - 11th Nov 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This interactive session communicates the key science and impacts of climate change. It explores personal and organisational carbon footprints and creates an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities. The course also provides the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.

Learners will have the opportunity to discuss different scenarios and develop strategies for communicating with others about climate change.

1 to 2 hours of self-study before and after the main session.

One 7-hour face-to-face session covering:

• The science of climate change

• Exploring Carbon Footprints and their impact

• Local, national and international strategies

• The future of our planet - exploring solutions

• Our wider influence

• Taking personal and group action

Course units
Module 1: Climate Change Basics

Module 2: Exploring Carbon Footprints

Module 3: A Zero Carbon World

Module 4: Influencing Others

Module 5: Our Professional Influence

Module 6: Taking Action

What next?
Why not join a local group to take action or make a difference in your work or personal circles? The Net Zero Skills Hub also has a range of introductory and accredited courses to develop your knowledge and skills.
Entry criteria
There are no entry requirements and no prior knowledge about climate change is needed.
Fee information
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £125.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £125.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Certification by the Carbon Literacy Project as Carbon Literate individual (recognised by the United Nations and an increasing number of employers).
Learning & method assessment
Interactive and engaging presentations, group activities and discussions, peer to peer learning, on-going feedback.

Instead of an exam learners will complete a short knowledge test and create two pledges aimed at reducing emissions individually as well as collectively.

Upon completion of the course and approval of the pledges, participants will receive certification as Carbon Literate individuals.

User skills
Attendees understand the basics of climate change science and have the ability to gauge the gravity of the challenges we face.

They are able to use and interpret a variety of information to explore how climate change is impacting us all now and in the future.

Learners can identify ways of taking action on a personal and organisational level to reduce emissions.

They are equipped with a range of tools and strategies for communicating with others about climate change and how to take action.