Carbon Literacy for Schools & Life-Long Learning

The Carbon Literacy modules will be aimed at Early Years, Primary Education, College Students and Staff, Communities and Social Enterprises with the aim of embedding Carbon Literacy for lifelong learning.


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Early Years and Primary Education

To support early years and primary practitioners, the project will consult, design, and deliver a CPD accredited E-learning module to be delivered either via Glow, College VLE, or an external learning platform. (Duration to be confirmed) Working with designated practitioners, we will look to fully understand what challenges they face and how we can support them to engage our young people in areas such as the Green Economy, Net Zero, Carbon Literacy, and the Just Transition. The module will then continue by signposting to organisations such as Education Scotland, Learning for Sustainability, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Ellen Macarthur Foundation, and Zero Waste Scotland. Providing a trusted resource to showcase the range free to use or funded resources available in order to support their own classroom delivery. These range from short videos and case studies, to lesson plans, projects, and school standards.


College Students and Staff

The Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland (UCCCfS) creates a structure for universities and colleges to show the reduction of carbon emissions and commitment to tackling climate change. In response to UCCCfS commitment 10: ‘’Educate staff, students, employers and communities on the impact their daily lives and working practices have on the environment/ climate. While working with our partners, local employers and communities to ensure everyone is aware of their personal responsibility to our planet.’’ Utilising the Student and Staff awareness modules, the project will engage across the college faculties with the purpose to identify an award or common group of units that we could look to embed Green Skills, Carbon Literacy and Net Zero learnings within. This will consider both external workplace standards and also the meta skills required in preparing young people for the new green economy.


Communities and Social Enterprise

The project will support local communities and stakeholders in the response and recovery from the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and lead on the preparation and long-term commitment to the local and national Net Zero and Just Transition ambitions including PAS2035 considerations. This will align with the long-term strategic plans for local growth, target people most in need and support community renewal. In partnership with the Local Housing Associations, the needs and requirements of the local community and workforce will be the foundation of the project ambition. This package will also support the college's Green Skills training, providing pre and post-engagement learning modules in order to supplement the current programs.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. 

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