Carbon Literacy training

The Positive Climate Partnership’s climate education task and finish group includes people from:

  • Enzygo
  • Barnsley College
  • ITS
  • Barnsley Council
  • Enterprising Barnsley
  • South Yorkshire Climate Alliance.

It's been working to create an accredited Barnsley specific carbon literacy course. This is tailored to support Barnsley businesses to take the first step on their net zero journey. Carbon Literacy training covers the causes and impacts of climate change.  It also looks at carbon footprints, how you can do your bit and why it’s relevant to you. 

The training stems from a project the college is rolling out. It will train all of its staff in carbon literacy over the next 12-18 months. The course is designed to give businesses the knowledge they need to make impactful changes to the way they operate. This will support the borough’s aim to become net zero carbon by 2045. 

It includes case studies of groups that have already made progress on their net zero journey. You'll also be given details on how your business can receive support to develop your own net zero strategy.

The course will provide a chance for Barnsley businesses to lay the foundations for change. You'll join a community of over 74,452 people from over 5,404 groups who've pledged to take action. Find out more on the Carbon Literacy website.

Course delivery

The Carbon Literacy course will be delivered in person at central locations across Barnsley.

Course cost

The course is free to attend. Businesses will be encouraged to submit their Action Plan to the Carbon Literacy Project to become certified as carbon literate. This costs between £10 and £30 depending on the size of the business.  

Upcoming dates

Monday 27 November and Monday 4 December 2023

Delivered in two parts, 9am and 12.30pm at the Digital Media Centre.

Registering to attend these sessions means you'll be part of the international Carbon Literacy Action Day event on 4 December 2023.  

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Delivered as a one-day workshop, between 9.30am and 4.30pm at Barnsley College’s Business Centre.  

Spaces are limited to 30 people per course and are expected to go quickly.  

How to register

To book on to the course, please fill out the online registration form.

ITS will contact you to confirm your booking.