Green Champions Training - Introduction

The Green Champions Training Course is a free online training course for Scottish organisations. The course has been designed to give you new skills and tools so that you can successfully improve the resource efficiency and environmental performance of your organisation - and, of course, save money too. Written by resource efficiency experts, each short Green Champions training module packs in knowledge and experience that will accelerate your understanding of the benefits of resource efficiency and quickly teach you how to:

  • Identify cost savings and environmental improvement opportunities
  • Effectively collect and analyse data; and
  • Be able to bring about change.

The Green Champions Training Course is delivered in three parts - foundation modules, practical modules and advanced modules. You need to complete the foundation modules to gain access to the practical and advanced modules. 

Foundation modules

These modules introduce the opportunities and threats that are driving Scottish organisations to become more resource efficient, and then quickly guide you, step-by-step, through the process of making your organisation more resource efficient. Each foundation module takes 10 - 15 minutes to complete. You can access the modules sequentially, or just dip in to any module to access specific information. To acknowledge your progress through the course, a certificate is awarded on completion of each module. A course certificate is awarded once all the foundation modules have been completed.

Practical modules

The practical modules provide training on a range of skills and techniques that will help you to bring about and enjoy savings for the long term.You are encouraged to pick and chose the modules that are appropriate for your organisation, and the modules provide practical advice on how to achieve waste, water and energy savings.

The practical modules can only be accessed once you have been awarded the foundation course certificate.

Advanced modules

These modules cover advanced skills and techniques that will help you bring about further improvements in your organisation. Building upon the techniques learned in the foundation training, the advanced modules can be completed in the order that best suits you and your organisation.

The advanced modules can only be accessed once you have been awarded the foundation course certificate.