Interested in a career in sustainability or just have a passion for all things green? You can now complete Carbon Literacy Training with the University of Chester.

Carbon Literacy Training provides the opportunity to develop your understanding of the science behind climate change, the concept of social justice and the practical knowledge about how to reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive difference.  

It’s open to all students and staff, takes around 6-8 hours to complete (depending on group size) and is delivered either online or in person, across multiple sessions. Once you have completed the training and received your Carbon Literate certificate, you can go on to become a Carbon Literacy Trainer, delivering the programme to your peers.   

Taking part in the training whilst at University can prepare you for future employment. Many businesses and organisations such as the civil service, healthcare, councils, social housing etc. are rolling out Carbon Literacy training to their employees.

It’s also becoming more prominent in workplaces as organisations respond to the climate emergency by setting targets to reduce carbon emissions. Within the education sector, the Department for Education announced earlier this year that as part of their sustainability and climate change strategy, they want to ensure each nursery, school, college has a sustainability lead by 2025. 

If you’re interested in taking part in Carbon Literacy Training, please complete this short form, indicating your preferences, and we will be in contact with details of upcoming training. For more information or any questions, please email

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