Debating Alternative Energy and Concept of Sustainability (MARCH DAY SCHOOL)

Location Trumpington Community College

Day Saturday

Start Date 10 March 2018

Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

Weeks 1 weeks

Price £38

Brief Description

This course will introduce you to sources of alternative energy and their importance in terms of preventing further increases in greenhouse gases. We will look at European and UK legislation, different countries and debate whether the use of alternative energy could be improved.  Furthermore, we will analyse the concept of sustainable community and look at various case studies in the UK. Finally, we will look at Cambridge as an example of Fair trade city.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No previous experience or knowledge necessary,  just interest in alternative energy and concept of sustainability

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will have the opportunity to:

• Understand the use of alternative energy
• Understand the concept of sustainability and Fair trade city
• Analyse European and UK legislation
• Communicate and get involved in debates and discussions with other participants

About Your Tutor:

Suzanne Dobrovolny studied History and Human Ecology; then she focused on her PhD thesis on environmental and public health problems of London in the 19th century, she also undertook research on Garden cities, park movements, water pollution and the importance of modern zoos.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

No text books required, Internet links will be sent prior to the course

For the session you will need to bring:

Writing Pad and pen

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

You could follow a course on  "" in the subject of Nature and Environment focusing on alternative energy.
The University of Grenoble offers the 6 week course “New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and sustainable development”.
The Open University offers the course “Elements of Renewable Energy”, 4 weeks.
The University of Exeter offers the course “Introduction to Sustainability” (Sustainable Development),11 weeks.
The University offers also a different course “Business and Sustainability”, 11 weeks.





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  • Fees are payable in full when you enrol. We accept all major debit and *credit cards (*50p charge), cheques (made payable to Parkside Federation Academies), or cash (in person).
  • Please note should you choose to withdraw from the course you will still be liable to pay any outstanding instalments.
  • Refunds will only be paid in full when a class is closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment at least two weeks before the course starts. If you decide to cancel less than two weeks before the course starts you will receive a 50% refund. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund if a course has already started.
  • Concessionary fees are available if you: are in receipt of the “Guaranteed Credit” element of the Pension Credit / have an income equivalent to the Government low income threshold / are in receipt of a means tested benefit. Proof must be shown at enrolment, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Learner Information:

  • If you have supplied your email address, you will receive a confirmation email following your enrolment. If you have not received this, please contact the Adult Learn & Train team on 01223 712340 or If the course is cancelled, we will contact you to offer an alternative or a full refund.
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  • All college premises are strictly NO SMOKING sites, any learners wishing to smoke are asked to do so away from the immediate vicinity of the college.
  • In the event of severe weather conditions that result in school closure: please check the website or tune into local radio for up-to-date information.

Some courses are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency

Equalities and Diversity Statement: We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and welcome enrolments from everyone.

We positively encourage all learners with any concerns about specific needs which might affect their learning to discuss their requirements with us in confidence. We believe that everyone is entitled to learn in an environment that is free from discriminatory behaviour so that we build a community based on mutual trust and respect.

We will ensure that resources and equipment are accessible to all and make reasonable adjustments to ensure that all learners can access activities.

Safeguarding Statement: Arrangements have been made to make sure that you are safe in this centre. If you feel you are not safe for any reason, for example through verbal or physical abuse or you have been discriminated against, please tell your tutor or the centre manager, who will investigate to ensure your safety.

Adult Learn and Train reserve the right to withdraw tuition and exam entries in the event of verbal, physical or intimidating behaviour to other learners, tutor or staff.

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