Carbon Clever Careers | Groundworks
Location: The Project, Old Ticket Office, Peterlee SR8 1NT
Qualification: None

Carbon Clever Careers will be delivered over 4 weeks and will support the YP with the understanding Green Jobs and how they can use transferable skills to aspire of a Career in a changing environment, exploring the opportunities that enhancing green skills (linked to digital and financial skills) can bring. We will use our unique relationships with Employers who can support this opportunity with Employer Introductions Sessions Green Jobs days, taster work experience and volunteering opportunities, understanding Retro fit role – what are they – linked to construction roles but also Energy Advisor Opportunities, Green Doctor talks. Volunteering with Groundwork Estuary Rangers and Conservation workers.

Week One

Day 1 - Green Skills – Carbon Sense, the aim of this session is to give young people information and support around Carbon Literacy. To help young people understand how they can make small changes with minimal cost.

· What is carbon literacy · Carbon foot print · Climate science and greenhouse gasses · Small changes that can make a big difference

Day 2 – Green Skills - Friendly Finance this session will support young people to understand how to manage their finance now as well as when they move into employment. · Living on a budget · Understanding Essential bills · Banking online: overdrafts charges · In work benefits: understanding entitlement; where to find the information; support in calculating the figures and completing forms · Rental and credit agreements · Understanding the costs of going into work

Day 3 - Introduction to Understanding Retro Fit; to explore links to CSCS, what other green jobs are out there and how young people can increase their awareness of the required skills. The aim of this learning outcome is to provide the learners with the knowledge to identify the main types of documents used in domestic retrofit, typical organisational structures and different types of information and how it is used. The learner must: · Identify the main types of documents used in the domestic retrofit industry · Organisational structures – roles · Domestic retro fit information and where it is obtained from

Week 2

Day 1 - Be able to interpret health and safety information. The aim of this learning outcome is to provide the learners with the knowledge to identify the current legislation applicable to domestic retrofit, how to respond to emergencies and typical reporting procedures. · Current legislation · Emergencies and accident reporting at work · Hazards – risks – COSHH

Be able to identify the materials required for work activities in domestic retrofit. The aim of this learning outcome is to provide the learners with the knowledge to identify the key characteristics for domestic retrofit resources, how resources are selected and how to ensure they conform to specifications. The learner must: · State the key characteristics of the materials used in domestic retrofit · Explain how to ensure that materials conform to specifications.

Day 2 - Be able to identify the risk of damage to the work and the surrounding area. The aim of this learning outcome is to provide the learners with the knowledge to keep a work area clean and tidy and protect the surrounding work area from damage and how to legally dispose of waste. The learner must: · Explain why it is important to maintain a safe, clear and tidy work area · State how to dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation · Describe how to protect work and its surrounding area from damage and adverse weather conditions Be able to understand the basic principles for domestic retrofit installations. The aim of this learning outcome is to enable learners to understand the basic principles for domestic retrofit, including pre-installation requirements, installation details and installation problems. The learner must: · Explain how to carry out basic external and internal pre-installation checks in regard to domestic retrofit · List the basic general building defects · Describe how methods of work for domestic retro fit are carried out · basic sequencing for the installation of energy efficiency measures · typical problems associated with domestic retrofit installations · how to identify when specialist help is required

Day 3 - Be able to understand how to carry out basic domestic retrofit installations The aim of this learning outcome is to provide the learners with the basic knowledge of how to install insulation to internal and external solid walls, cavity walls, roofs, suspended and solid floors and windows and doors. The learner must: · State the importance of team work and communication · Explain how to carry out work skills when installing internal insulation systems · Explain how to use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment · Describe the processes for preparing and installing domestic retrofit systems

Week Three

Day 1 - Assessment - 35 multi-choice question Pass mark 25/35

Day 2 - Employer taster work experience week

Day 3 - Employer taster work experience week

Week Four

Day – Digital Skills – to ensure all young people are equipped with key digital skills at a pivotal stage in their lives, responding to a need identified through recent observations, comments, and consultation with young people, employers, educators and partners across the youth employment sector. Activities to cover: · How to use email and basic IT · CV writing · Online applications and interviews · Job search · Understanding universal credit online · Search engines · Accessing help and support online · What do Employers want

Day 2 – Employability Day – Applications for Jobs out there Employers invited in to discuss live vacancies

Day 3 - Celebration Event! A get together for all of the young people involved to reflect and celebrate what they have achieved during the programme.


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Three days per week (10am to 2:30pm



Lunch provided?: No

Has bursary?: No

Earns money: No

Equipment Supplied?: Yes

Has breaks?: Yes

Travel paid?: No