Introduction to Carbon Literacy

Over 83,000 people worldwide have already been certified as carbon literate, pledging over 166,000 actions to help reduce carbon on both an individual and group level to help be part of the solution and to make a huge impact. Are you ready to take this step for a more sustainable future?

This introductory course is suitable for anyone wanting to make the first step into learning more about sustainability, the environment, carbon literacy and net zero.

The course includes Colchester Institute’s very own bespoke Carbon Literacy Programme, developed to meet the Carbon Literacy Project standards along with City & Guilds assured course status.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for individuals wishing to explore Carbon Literacy.

Course Content

This course explores:

  • Carbon literacy
  • Sustainability
  • Net Zero
  • Climate emergency
  • Global warming
  • Biodiversity
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Entry Requirements

There are no specific course entry requirements for this course.


This course is verified by the Carbon Literacy Project and assured by the City & Guilds Standard Framework. Upon completion you will receive a Colchester Institute Certificate, Carbon Literacy Project certificate along with a City & Guilds Certificate of achievement in Practical Carbon Literacy.

Introduction to Carbon Literacy
LocationDistance Learning – Delivered Online
Duration1 Day
Start Date28th June at 9:30am


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