Addressing the green recovery

With a predicted increase in job roles, and the transition from high carbon to low carbon, it’s clear that people will need to learn new skills in this emerging sector area.

The vast majority of job roles will require an element of green skills, or an understanding of the green sector in order for the transition to be a success.


  • The United Nations have warned that if temperatures rise by more than 1.5 degrees, it would be a catastrophic disaster
  • Scientists have advised that to keep the temperature rise at 1.5 degrees or below, we need to be carbon neutral by 2050.
  • Estimates suggesting upwards of 1 million new jobs by 2030.
  • In the UK, there is due to be a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035

Support the green transition

The skills system will need to be able to respond efficiently to demand, those within education settings will need to work ever more closely with employers to ensure their demands are met. Curriculums, and qualifications will need to be aligned to business demand to ensure that workers can gain the skills needed for employment in this space.

See our new Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness


The expertise to get your learners further

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NCFE Environmental Awareness – providing the key to workforce re-training

For all of the Combined Authorities within England, low carbon, green or environmental impact is high on the list of their priorities for action and investment

Our team of experts can help you build funded employability programmes that give your learners the skills they need to unlock the labour market.

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