UN CC:Learn Teacher Academy

Investing in Teachers

YPO is proud to sponsor the UN CC:Learn accredited Climate Change Teacher Training Course

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YPO is sponsoring the launch of the UN CC:Learn accredited Climate Change Teacher Training Course, created by Harwood Education and One United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership (UNITAR/UN CC:Learn).  This is a free accredited course available to all UK Schools on the topic of climate change. The online training for teachers in primary and secondary schools has been designed to equip educators with the knowledge and confidence to deliver lessons on the topic of climate change to their class.

By completing the UN CC:Learn courses, teachers will become climate change literate, confident that they know what they are talking about, and have a certificate to back it up.  By completing these courses, teachers will join a global group of more than 200,000 policy makers and practitioners from 190+ countries that have acquired the same knowledge, and therefore speak the same “climate change” language.

Initially we're trailing the course with 80 schools, those that are chosen will be given three weeks to complete the course. They will then be asked for honest feedback; this feedback will then formulate the course accordingly. 

By investing in educating the teachers we invest into a greener, and more climate-resilient future.

How is the course delivered?

There are five UN CC:Learn Teacher Training Courses to complete, these are available as a powerpoint slide deck, audio or pdf.
Simply work your way through each topic, complete the tests and receive your UN CC:Learn accredited certificate.


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Five reasons to complete the UN CC:Learn Teacher Training Course

  1. Be one of the first to become an accredited UN CC:Learn practitioner
  2. Lead your pupils by creating a teacher climate change lead in every school, this will push the agenda forward and ensure all children understand how climate change will affect their lives.
  3. The reality is that children of today will live the whole of their lives with climate change. Understand how children are affected but also how they can become a force for cracking the problem. 
  4. Learn about gender equality, women’s empowerment and how this can help deliver improved environmental outcomes.
  5. Be part of a global community with further access to school specific resources and discussion forums to facilitate experience sharing.


How to access the UN CC:Learn Teacher Training Course

  1. Follow the link below and register for access for free.
  2. Complete each module in your own time, you can pause and save and come back to it later.
  3. Carry out the small tests at the end of each module - these will then be automatically submitted to us.
  4. You'll receive a UN certified certificate for each subject you complete.
  5. We'd appreciate your feedback on the course in order to improve it - if you give us permission, we'll contact you directly.
  6. You'll then be the first to receive access to a series of interactive video streamed lessons based on the curriculum delivered by an age appropriate, peer-to-peer presenter.
“Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change, helping young people understand the impact of global warming and how they can play a part in future trends. Recent strikes by school children as part of a growing global campaign for action on climate change makes the programme even more relevant to educators. As a partner in the programme, YPO will help deliver climate change lessons in the classroom, support the need to better train teachers to improve the climate change curriculum and provide quality resources.” 
Simon Hill
Managing Director, YPO

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