The 'GreenWise Green Courses Directory'
, believed to be the first UK course finder guide of its kind, has been launched in response to the growing number of professionals and workers looking to educate
themselves in eco-friendly
and low carbon
fields. It is designed to help those looking to develop their green careers
or grow their businesses in the low carbon goods and services sector by signposting them to the relevant green courses, programmes and workshops, in an easy-to-navigate, one-stop-shop directory.
"The transition to a green economy is creating a massive skills gap. The skills industry, training
providers and higher education institutions are responding to that challenge with a plethora of new courses and learning solutions," said GreenWise
editor Louise Bateman. "The GreenWise Green Courses Directory has been launched to provide learners and employers with a comprehensive online guide to what's on offer in the green training space in one place."
How the directory works
Designed to help individuals and organisations plan their green business and professional development, the GreenWise Green Courses Directory features professional courses, vocational courses, graduate programmes, postgraduate programmes, MBA and masters programmes. Courses are searchable via a navigation tool bar covering 10 core fields of learning:
• Business Sustainability
• Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment
• Energy, Resources and Waste Management
• Environmental Management, Ecology and Conservation
• Renewable and Low Carbon Technologies
• Climate Change, Adaptation and Environmental Risk
• Sustainable Transport and Tourism
• Environment and Development
• Environmental Law, Policy and Economics, and
• Carbon Management and Carbon Finance.
The GreenWise Green Courses Directory
helps with choosing the right courses by identifying the training, qualification, award, exam board and syllabus with listings under NVQ, City & Guilds, Masters, MBA, NEBOSH and other qualifications.
Users can see whether a course is taught on site, in the classroom, or via increasingly popular online, distance and blended learning.
The guide also identifies whether courses have been accredited by professionals and governing bodies, including IOSH and IEMA, the BREEAM rating scheme, NICEIC training and BPEC.
"The GreenWise Green Courses Directory is designed to help match green business opportunities and jobs with the relevant training and professional development," said Bateman. "By continually adding and improving it, we aim to ensure it becomes the number one destination those looking to develop their green career or business."
To view the GreenWise Green Courses Directory click here.
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