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Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Impact on Teaching and Learning  Many higher education and further education institutions have declared net zero pledges – such as the Race to Zero - and signed up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They are busy greening their campuses, pondering the impacts of their investments and nudging their pension funds to signal their earnest engagement in a fossil free future. Yet, we are in a climate and ecological emergency and the core business of teaching and learning remains largely unchanged.

Green Jobs, Apprenticeships and Higher Technical Education

From Sentiment to Action No one would publicly disagree with the sentiment that the Government should forge a Green Recovery post-Covid and that apprenticeships and higher technical education should make a major contribution to the green jobs agenda. The trouble is that sentiment is one thing, but agreeing action and priorities and ensuring the system delivers is something else.

Education for Sustainable Development and the FE Workforce

Transformed Jobs, Transformed Skills If we’re to meet the UK’s ambitious decarbonisation plans, achieve the 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution and do our bit to contribute to the UN sustainability development goals, both the employment and the education landscape is going to have to change considerably.

16-18 Level 3 T levels and Net Zero

Level 3 #TLevels  T levels are new Level 3 qualifications, to be studied over two years after GCSE. They will form one of three pathways alongside GCE A levels for those wishing to continue an academic education and Apprenticeships for those who wish to acquire skills and knowledge on the job. T levels are explicitly designed with employer involvement “to give students the skills that industry needs”.

Universities should lead by example: Universities and Net Zero

The Meaning of a Statue  There are not many statues of women in the UK – one assessment suggests that only one- in-five UK statues are of women, and almost none of them is of a young or contemporary woman.

16-18 Education and Net Zero

Reaching Net Zero  The UK Government announced a ten-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution in November 2020. More recently, it made a commitment to make more rapid progress to reaching Net Zero before the 2050 deadline. The truth is many organisations can feel a bit overwhelmed, and sixth form colleges are no different.

Adult and Community Education and Net Zero

An All-Age Agenda  It is more important than ever that we keep up the momentum in the fight against climate change. In recent years, our young people have embraced the Net Zero agenda, spearheading the cause. It is now time for more adult learners to join in and for ACE providers to extend their approach. We can learn a lot from our schools colleagues and, because of the extensive reach of adult community education, we can and should endeavor to influence wider society.

FE Colleges, Upskilling, Reskilling and Net Zero

Colleges and COP26  Climate change has finally moved up the political agenda globally and public opinion seems to have shifted as people demand rapid change and urgent actions to protect the planet for future generations. There is a stronger realisation that climate change requires significant adaptation by all of us individually and by every organisation if our economic recovery post- pandemic is going to lead to a fairer and better society.

Filling Green Jobs through Employment Support Schemes

The Employment Support Sector and Net Zero The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is the representative body for the employment support sector. The sector has a central role to play in the UK’s challenge to become net zero by 2050, and our members have a series of tools at their disposal to contribute to this aim.

Net Zero and the ‘Level 3 and Below’ Curriculum

A Green Industrial Revolution In November 2020, the government published their Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. It provides a vision for green growth with £12 billion of government funding promised alongside an estimated £42 billion of private investment and the creation of 250,000 new green jobs.

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Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

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