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Skills Bootcamp in Sustainability 

Get the information and skillset to understand environmental sustainability in your business context, and the strategies and actions that you need to be taking to make a positive change. 

Skills Bootcamp in Sustainability 

We’re facing unprecedented challenges from global warming and businesses need to do better to meet these. Oxfordshire is emerging as a leader in climate action. With innovative projects, startups, and a strong community network that recognises the time to make a sustainable impact is now.

All businesses are realising that doing better for the planet makes business sense. Customers are increasingly seeking ethical and environmentally conscious products, and regulations are evolving to support sustainable practices.

As a business, the three key challenges you face are: a lack of time, disposable finance, and climate-specific knowledge. Which is why this sustainability bootcamp is so great, as you’ll get the chance to learn from others who have overcome these challenges.

Who is this programme for: This sustainability training course is suitable for anyone with an interest in sustainability. Whether you are seeking immediate practical actions to lower emissions and save energy, or an overhaul of your entire business model and value proposition, this course will help you develop an informed approach.

Entry requirements: Candidates should have basic working IT knowledge and an awareness of the issues involved with sustainability. GCSEs in Maths and English at grade 4/C preferable


The Skills Bootcamp in Sustainability is an exciting partnership between Activate Learning, Oxfordshire Green Tech, Blenheim Palace and Siemens Healthineers. Together, we have designed a programme that is designed to empower you and your business with the knowledge and skills needed to make a real impact. 

Our 10-week programme, with a flexible time commitment, brings in sustainability experts covering climate science, carbon footprint, energy efficiency, and more. Your employees will receive expert mentoring, helping them to create a bespoke action plan for your organisation. 

Hands-on experience is also gained through on-site visits to Siemens Healthineers and Blenheim Palace, ensuring practical skills and knowledge can be taken back into the workplace. 

Our partners bring a wealth of expertise to help you navigate the complex world of sustainability, ensuring your business aligns with the values your customers want. 

This is a real opportunity to save energy, cut costs, win customers, and make a positive impact on your community, building a world where businesses thrive, and our planet prospers!  


This sustainability course takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm at Reading College. You’ll be taught via a mixture of methods. Each week during a face-to-face session, your industry expert tutor will introduce you to the fundamentals of the relevant topic, work with you through some cyber security example problems, and encourage you to discuss the core principles with your peers.

You will be expected to engage in debate and discussion throughout the following week with your peers in online forums, while extending your cyber security learning with further asynchronous learning materials provided by Microsoft Learn.


You can study this sustainability course for free if you meet the following criteria;

  • You must be over 19 years of age
  • Preferably you should hold English and maths qualifications at Level 2 (e.g. GCSE) and be working at or above this level
  • You should have basic working IT knowledge and an awareness of the issues involved with the security control activities
  • You must have the right to work in the UK.
  • You must live or work in Oxfordshire


This sustainability course is free for all learners.  

However, if you have been referred by your employer, they will pay between 10-30% of the course fee, with no charge to you the learner.  

You will have the option to gain certification of completion after the course.

In addition to your tutor, you will have access to a coach. Your coach will help with any issues that are affecting your study and they will also support you to gain meaningful employment at the programme, if unemployed. This will include developing a CV, creating a LinkedIn profile and interview practice.   

Sustaining Tomorrow, Today.

Prepare for various sustainability roles, from environmental analysis to sustainable strategy development.

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Register Your Interest

Register your interest in our Skills Bootcamp in Sustainability today. For more information, you can also contact us at 0800 612 6008.