Courses to develop your business from Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE)

We offer a range of free courses to help you develop your business. These include a free Net Zero 360 course to help you calculate your carbon footprint and make a plan towards Net Zero. We also offer Steps to Environment Management a free training programme to develop your sales and business sustainability.

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# What is Net Zero 360?

Net Zero 360 course is a 3-part set of free workshops, which have been designed to help you understand carbon terminology and identify what you should include in your carbon footprint; calculate your carbon footprint with a free, easy-to-use carbon calculator tool and make an action plan to work towards net zero.

You will be able to calculate your baseline and as you continue to have access to the carbon calculator tool you can monitor and calculate the impact of your improvements.

The course is set as a series of three-hour workshops in weekly sessions across 3 weeks.

Why should you join the course?

  • It's free.
  • It's online and easy to join.
  • No prior experience needed.
  • Free Carbon calculator tool.
  • Bespoke net zero plan.
  • Lead by people with knowledge in environmental management.
  • Networking opportunities.

"The course has been really fantastic. I think we will be able to achieve net zero, this is something I would never have thought was possible before doing this course." Roger Coleman, Spinning Poodle Ltd

"The Net Zero 360 course was super informative and great value to the business. If everybody had that education, people would save fortunes." Gary Kemish, Fresh Gym, Shepperton, Surrey

Upcoming Net Zero 360 courses

How to apply for a LoCASE grant – Business Briefing

Starts: 5 December 2022 at 1:30 PM
Ends: 5 December 2022 at 2:30 PM

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Net Zero 360: Roadmap to your Business' Net Zero Journey - Day course

Starts: 14 December 2022 at 9:30 AM
Ends: 14 December 2022 at 5:30 PM

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How to apply for a LoCASE grant – Business Briefing

Starts: 10 January 2023 at 2:00 PM
Ends: 10 January 2023 at 3:00 PM

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Net Zero 360: Roadmap to your Business' Net Zero Journey

Starts: 12 January 2023 at 9:30 AM
Ends: 26 January 2023 at 12:30 PM

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How to apply for a LoCASE grant – Business Briefing

Starts: 8 February 2023 at 11:00 AM
Ends: 8 February 2023 at 12:00 PM

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What is Steps to Environment Management (STEM)?

Our Steps to Environmental Management courses are a set of three free courses, which have been developed to provide training, tools and resources to businesses to enable you to understand and calculate your business carbon footprint, design your own environmental management plan and know what it will take to get to Net Zero. It will give you the tools for you to make informed decisions and prepare your business for the future.

The course set out in 3 levels and with each block you get an accreditation recognised by Councils in the Southeast or other local organisations. These levels correspond to the 3 phases of the National Standard BS 8555. The scheme has obtained supporting statements from both IEMA (Institute of environmental assessment) and the Carbon Trust.

Blue – Helping you get top management Support and calculate your Carbon Footprint

In this free blue introductory session, we take you through what it means to have an environmental policy, what to include in a baseline assessment of your aspects and impacts and how to it carry out.

Silver - Helping you identify the resources, legal requirements, training and communications needed for your environmental programme.

In the free silver session, we look at assuring compliance obligations are met, setting objectives and targets, measuring environmental performance, having methods of communication and training, and agreeing roles and responsibilities. So, you can start building your own Environment Management Plan.

Gold – Helping you monitor, report, document your actions and impacts.

In the free gold course, we look at how you are measuring, monitoring, and reporting, engaging stakeholders and further documenting your efforts, actions, and impacts, by completing the course you are on your way to having a lot of the documentation required for ISO14001.

Why should you join the course:

  • It's free.
  • It's online and easy to join.
  • No prior experience needed.
  • Tools provided.
  • Enabling you to design a bespoke, tailored environment plan for your business.
  • Lead by people with knowledge in environmental management.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Accreditation recognised by a range of local organisations when tendering for work.
  • Organisations report implementing energy saving measures, often making financial savings.
  • More than 500 Southeast businesses have already completed at least one level of the course.

Upcoming STEM courses

Silver Steps To Environmental Management (STEM) Workshop

Starts: 9 December 2022 at 9:00 AM
Ends: 9 December 2022 at 12:00 PM

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Blue Steps To Environmental Management (STEM) Workshop

Starts: 16 December 2022 at 9:00 AM
Ends: 16 December 2022 at 12:00 PM

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Other free training for your business

Clean Growth UK offer the follow courses:

  • Net Zero 360
  • Sales development for start ups
  • Business Model Canvas workshop
  • Strategic selling for major accounts
  • Marketing Oomph!
  • How to write a winning grant application
  • How to write the ultimate business plan
  • Business Model Canvas workshop

Have a look on the Clean Growth UK events web page for more information and availability.

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