Certificate in Climate Resilience for Business (Certificate in Climate Resilience for Business)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (0410)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

35

Department

GMIT Mayo Campus

General Information
Contact

John Scahill

Email

John.scahill@gmit.ie

Phone

0949043298

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus
Old Westport Rd.,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23X853

Role

Programme coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

14/09/2020

Start Date

21/09/2020

End Date

25/05/2021

About this Course

This programme is designed to enable graduates to work in companies and organisations in areas and
roles that strategically respond to the increasing operational challenges presented by climate change. This programme is designed to foster resilience to the challenges of climate change by focussing on ways that businesses can reduce emissions and increase energy and operational efficiency. The emphasis is on increasing knowledge and developing skills in key areas where climate change directly affects enterprise operations, such as energy supply, carbon tax, resource usage and waste management. The programme is intended to provide upskilling opportunities for those in supervisory or management roles in both the public and private sector.

The proposed SPA is a level 8 minor award, based on three modules which address the key areas of climate change that affect business operations. The two core modules, “Energy and resource optimisation” and “Climate change and governance” cover the relevant technical and legislative aspects of the programme. The third module is a work-based project which allows the student to develop and apply their newly gained knowledge by completing a project that critically addresses climate change impacts in the context of their own workplace or industry.
Students who are unemployed will be expected to carry out the project as work experience.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 7 major award or equivalent.
Students will have to meet the entry requirements as indicated in GMIT’s Academic Code of Practice No. 4 (Access,
Transfer and Progression), at any given time.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)can be used as a means to gain entry to the programme, or gain exemptions in
accordance with Code of Practice No. 6 (Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning). Prior learning can
be certified or experiential, and will be assessed in accordance with the code.

Long Description

The programme is designed to enable graduates to work in companies and organisations in areas and
roles that strategically respond to the increasing operational challenges presented by climate change. This programme is designed to foster resilience to the challenges of climate change by focussing on ways that businesses can reduce emissions and increase energy and operational efficiency. The emphasis is on increasing knowledge and developing skills in key areas where climate change directly affects enterprise operations, such as energy supply, carbon tax, resource usage and waste management. The programme is intended to provide upskilling opportunities for those in supervisory or management roles in both the public and private sector.

The proposed SPA is a level 8 minor award, based on three modules which address the key areas of climate change that affect business operations. The two core modules, “Energy and resource optimisation” and “Climate change and governance” cover the relevant technical and legislative aspects of the programme. The third module is a work-based project which allows the student to develop and apply their newly gained knowledge by completing a project that critically addresses climate change impacts in the context of their own workplace or industry.
Students who are unemployed will be expected to carry out the project as work experience.

Timetable Info

The programme will be delivered via a blended learning approach, involving a mixture of on-line (approx. 80%) and face to face (approx. 20%) delivery. Individual student effort will be in addition to this. Classroom: Face to face classes will be held periodically during the course of the programme.

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Paula Barrett / Bridie Coleman

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus
Old Westport Rd.,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23X853

Phone

0949025700

Email

LLLMayo@gmit.ie