Net Zero Advanced: Measuring, Offsetting, Strategy, Embedding and Communications (City and Guilds Certified)

For an organisation having a target related to net zero or reducing emissions might seem like it is enough. In most cases it is just the start.

In this course we will cover how to get your organisation at the cutting edge of net zero and give you the tools to make a climate strategy and action plan or critique the one might already have.

We will go into depth on areas that so many organisations aren’t spending nearly enough time. These are either coming very soon or in the next few years and some of them will be a legal requirement.

Do you know the difference between scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions?

We will cover a variety of advanced topics from how to measure sustainability, how it is being offset as well as how to create a climate strategy for your own organisation as well as how to embed it as well as, perhaps the most important skill of all, how to communicate on this.


This module will deal with what individuals and organisations can do either with emissions they cannot reduce on the way to net zero or to even go beyond.

It will develop skills and knowledge to know what this area is and how it is applicable to them whilst making sure they avoid any sense of greenwashing that is quite prevalent in this area.


As we move beyond the main areas that can lead to net zero we look into some specific areas that businesses can do related to the participants areas of expertise.

The knowledge and skills in this module will allow participants to take the knowledge from the previous modules and begin to tighten up and formalise the Action Plans and Strategy documents to take the course from the classroom to their own areas.


Now we have built up so much knowledge and skills we will look into embedding all of these elements into our organisations.

We will develop skills and knowledge in behaviour change, communications and legacy building so that the work done to this point is just the starting point that will ultimately bring long lasting change.

Legislation, Regulation and Policy

The UK Government has pledged to transition the country to Net Zero by 2050 and this module will go from the global to the local as we explore both the legislation, regulations and policy that are in place now but what that means for you and your area.

The skills developed in this module will help participants both prepare but be ahead of the curve of what is coming in all the areas we have covered in the course so far.

Action Plan, Strategy and Course sign off.

We finish off by finalising our Action Plans and Strategies and come together to share what we have learned with each as we look to the future, fully prepared and ready to tackle the challenge of making a Net Zero future a reality.

Entry Requirements

Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of sustainability, carbon and climate change as well as net zero. (Either through completion of our first two courses, other CPD or job role/academic background).

Strategy and Policy of Net Zero
LocationDistance Learning – Delivered Online
Duration3 Half Days
Start DatePlease contact us for availability


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