WORKPAYS BECOMES A LEADING TRAINING PROVIDER IN SUSTAINABILITY 

At Workpays, we strive to commit to sustainable goals through the curricula we develop, and the actions that we take. Recently, we have triumphed as a company by accomplishing some incredible green achievements.

Becoming a Carbon Literate Organisation

Our first announcement is that we have achieved Bronze Level accreditation as a Carbon Literate Organisation, having trained our Managing Director and Director of Excellence to the CLO standards. Through 2024, we plan to roll this out to all staff through our internal Workpays Academy.  

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, both now and in the future.  At it’s heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an urgent call for action by all developed and developing countries in a global partnership.  

Sustainability goes way beyond the concept of reducing carbon emissions. As important as that is, we need to change the communities we serve through inclusive and equitable high-quality education.

One of the Nation’s First Green Training Provider

Workpays wants to train a generation of people into careers focussed on sustainability. Therefore, Workpays has become the nation’s first training provider not only to offer several specialised green-focused courses, but also to embed green skills into each one of its courses. All Workpays’ courses consist of units such as Environmental Awareness, Domestic Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability. 

Sustainability is woven through all of Workpays’ curricula. They have made sector-specific modules to ensure learners can better understand the importance of sustainability within their area of study and interest, ranging from vocational awards and certificates to green-themed sessions for English, ESOL, and Digital Skills, giving a better understanding of how the sector can be improved and where changing legislation may affect learners’ future careers.

All of Workpays’ courses include a wide range of fusion skills (12 skills identified to be fundamental to the future world of work from research and studies done by NESTA and presented within the Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit supported by the Education and Training Foundation). Every course provides important future-proof skills such as problem-solving, higher-level analysis, and evaluation.

Green Progression Pathways and Apprenticeships

All jobs can be green. At Workpays, we are committed to reinforcing this and embedding sustainability goals. We have done this by ensuring sustainability is seamlessly mapped and woven through our curriculum. 

We have made sector-specific modules to ensure learners can better understand the importance of sustainability within their area of study and interest, ranging from vocational awards and certificates to green-themed sessions for English, ESOL, and Digital Skills, giving a better understanding of how the sector can be improved and where changing legislation may affect our learners’ future careers.

We are also one of the nation’s first training providers to offer several full green courses which consist of units such as Environmental Awareness, Domestic Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability. These awards and certificates are fully funded and form a green progression pathway that learners and apprentices can move through to gain qualifications or better understand how to be a sustainable leader.

Sustainability is more than an environmental focus. We have included a wide range of fusion skills (12 skills identified to be fundamental to the future world of work from research and studies done by NESTA and presented within the Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit supported by the ETF). Every course provides important future-proof skills such as problem-solving, higher-level analysis, and evaluation.

Our Sustainable Leader apprenticeship pathway has been designed to relate sustainability to standards such as Team Leader, Operations Manager, and Improvement Technician to help apprentices understand how to improve their workplace and meet the SDGs, giving real-life examples and experience.

Our full green courses include: 

  • Entry Level 3, Level 1, and Level 2 Awards in Progression
  • Entry Level 3 Certificate in Progression
  • Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Award in Mental Wellbeing
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Personal Wellbeing

Looking to the future

Workpays are committed to being a specialist in green courses, sustainability, and leading the way in providing quality inclusive education for all. We have been asked to join and represent training providers within the FE sector in several forums and groups such as #SustainFE helping other institutions and organisations map and create relatable curriculum content for sustainability. We look forward to building on this in the new year.

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