Are you looking to improve your knowledge around sustainability, reduce your carbon emissions, or grow your client base by marketing your sustainable values? Would new skills in organisational sustainability help you to gain a new role within the organisation you currently work for, or begin a new career in this emerging sector?
Organisational sustainability holds a wealth of opportunities for your business, sector, and the environment. From gaining a competitive advantage, becoming a preferred supplier or showing your customers that you are an environmentally responsible provider. There are ways to save money, increase turnover and attract new customers through implementing or increasing your sustainable efforts.
The Skills Bootcamp in Organisational Sustainability is part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. The Skills Bootcamp is funded by the West of England Combined Authority and delivered by YTKO, which will help to teach and strengthen skills for anyone who wants to increase their business activity, upskill in their current role, or gain vital skills to secure a new job within the sustainability sector.
Upon completion of the Skills Bootcamp, you will feel more confident in communicating your sustainable values, implementing an authentic strategy, and be ready to take on new challenges, grow your business, win clients or take on a new role.
Course format: Masterclasses
Masterclasses will be held weekly either in person at a central Bristol location or online. Please find the overview of dates and topics below.
Timings for Masterclasses in both Cohorts are 10:00 – 14:00
Where possible, we will accommodate hybrid learning and recorded sessions for those who are unable to attend certain weeks.
Cohort 1: 19th October – 14th December 2022
Masterclass 1: Different scopes of carbon emissions: 19/10/2022 – (in-person)
Masterclass 2: Identifying the worst carbon contributors in different workplaces: 26/10/2022 – (online)
Masterclass 3: Why zero waste matters: 02/11/2022 – (in-person)
Masterclass 4: Tackling carbon emissions for different business types, sizes and sectors: 09/11/2022 – (in-person)
Masterclass 5: Site visit and guest mentor Q&A: 16/11/2022 – (online)
Masterclass 6: Understanding low carbon behaviour: 23/11/2022 – (online)
Masterclass 7: Changing behaviour in your own business: 30/11/2022 – (in-person)
Masterclass 8: Selling a low carbon product – marketing a sustainable brand: 07/12/2022 – (online)
Masterclass 9: Presenting and internal communication skills, CV and Interview Techniques: 14/12/2022 – (in-person)
Cohort 2: 18th January – 15th March 2023
Masterclass 1: Different scopes of carbon emissions: 18/01/2023 – (in-person)
Masterclass 2: Identifying the worst carbon contributors in different workplaces: 25/01/2023 – (online)
Masterclass 3: Why zero waste matters: 01/02/2023 – (in-person)
Masterclass 4: Tackling carbon emissions for different business types, sizes and sectors: 08/02/2023 – (in-person)
Masterclass 5: Site visit and guest mentor Q&A: 15/02/2023 – (online)
Masterclass 6: Understanding low carbon behaviour: 22/02/2023 – (online)
Masterclass 7: Changing behaviour in your own business: 01/03/2023 – (in-person)
Masterclass 8: Selling a low carbon product – marketing a sustainable brand: 08/03/2023 – (online)
Masterclass 9: Presenting and internal communication skills, CV and Interview Techniques: 15/03/2023 – (in-person)
Course format: Portfolio
You will be required to work on a portfolio to enhance your learning experience and prepare you to apply your skills on a day-to-day basis. You will be able to complete sections of your portfolio after each Masterclass, which will be reviewed by the tutors to supply feedback and suggestions.
Upon completion of the course, you will be well equipped and confident to implement a strong digital marketing strategy in your existing company, win new clients and contracts, or be prepared to apply for new jobs within this sector.
The Skills Bootcamp costs £2,800, but depending on your employment status or size of the company that you work for, there are three options available for funding from the West of England Combined Authority:
Self Employed, Sole Trader or Unemployed or employed individuals looking for a role in another organisation
100% funded. No costs to pay to attend this Skills Bootcamp
SME with under 250 employees
90% funded. Your employer only needs to pay 10% of the Skills Bootcamp, £280
SME with over 250 employees
70% funded. Your employer only needs to pay 30% of the Skills Bootcamp, £840.
Payments will be made via invoice and will need to be made before the course begins.
To enrol onto the Organisational Sustainability Skills Bootcamp, please complete this form. If you have any questions about the Skills Bootcamp or would like to speak to someone about enrolment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.