Short courses

Calderdale College launches free short courses on ecology and sustainability ahead of World Environment Day

These short courses are accessible to companies in all sectors and aim to help employers, employees and apprentices to develop a more environmentally friendly workplace.

The launch follows news that nearly 60% of small business owners in Yorkshire said improving their sustainability credentials was their top business priority for 2022.

The new courses are part of the Collaborative Learning Project and are fully funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). The project, run by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC), aims to increase the quantity, improve the quality and provide greater access to apprenticeships in Calderdale and surrounding areas, by providing employers with access to courses in Free Training, Services and Support.

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Calderdale College is supporting the delivery of the project in partnership with local employers and training providers.

Melissa Hart, team leader of employer engagement at Calderdale College, said: “There are so many benefits to becoming a more sustainable business, from cost savings to improved employee morale, to by improving your reputation. These courses are a great opportunity for employers to develop themselves and their staff at no additional cost, creating a business that is both environmentally and financially sustainable.

“In addition, the courses are open to apprentices, helping current apprentices to further develop their skills and knowledge, while making your business even more attractive to potential apprentices.”