Lancashire businesses offered free courses to help employees go greener

A Lancashire training provider aims to help businesses become more carbon friendly by offering a range of fully funded courses to help employees learn about climate change.

By Tim Gavell
Tuesday, 1st March 2022, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2022, 2:07 pm

PHX Training, which has offices in Blackpool, Preston and Morecambe, is delivering 1,500 qualifications with Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership to help businesses skill up their staff with a range of short courses.

The climate change course is an accredited Level 2 qualification and teaches employees about sustainability, including the science behind global warming, its effects on local businesses and ways to limit a company’s carbon footprint.

Darren Pond, business manager for work based learning at PHX Training, said: “For many businesses, committing to reduce carbon emissions is a new challenge which can offer some uncertainty.

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Darren Pond

“Reducing carbon emissions requires all staff to understand how they can play their part, from taking carbon friendly approaches to commuting and transport, in addition to thinking about how emissions can be removed from a supply chain. Showing commitment to reduce carbon emissions from companies can also help give them the edge when bidding for funding or contracts.

“Our courses are fully funded and can allow staff to build a greater understand of how to meet the low carbon agenda, while also allowing them to harness the potential business, financial and sales benefits which are possible.”

The programme, which is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions alongside the European Social Fund, is aimed to help businesses become more productive and plug skills gaps across the county.

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