Environmental Information Exchange

eLearning CPD Short Courses
for Primary and Secondary Schools

Our programme for schools focuses on skills and knowledge that lead to taking practical environmental actions. Our on-line courses address the latest issues in energy management and waste. Training is facilitated by experienced professionals using recent case studies and applied exercises. Below are four CPD short courses designed for schools. All can be booked via the secure links. Training courses are all offered through the online training site. Click here to preview the site.

All sessions are suitable for both primary and secondary school staff.

Introduction to Schools Energy Management - £75

Goal:

This workshop is designed to familiarise delegates with core aspects of energy management.

Content:

Session 1 looks at the factors that motivate schools to manage and reduce energy, the collection and analyse of energy use data, and understanding the energy use of appliances and equipment.

Session 2 covers prioritising energy saving opportunities, stakeholders affecting energy efficiency decision making, the role of technology, controls, and user behaviour, illustrations of best practice in action, and processes to implement changes in a school.

Outcomes:

Delegates will learn about best practice in energy management including relevance of reviewing energy use data, prioritising areas of energy savings, and how to define and progress practical reduction actions.

Suitable for:

Those not broadly experienced in energy management.

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Carrying out a School Energy Audit - £75

Goal:

Help delegates plan and carry out a review of energy use in the school to determine actions for improvement.

Content:

Session 1 will focus on preparing the audit by reviewing energy use, energy management, and becoming familiar with energy using devices in the school and how they are used.
Session 2 covers carrying out the audit and collecting relevant information as well as reviewing opportunities and further defining actions to take.

Outcomes:

Delegates will learn about the steps of carrying out an energy audit in a school.  Delegates will learn how to use a range of energy information to determine and prioritise energy efficiency actions to take. Skills also include using contextual information to further define energy efficiency actions.

Suitable for:

Those responsible for defining and progressing energy reduction actions, such as Facilities Managers, Deputy Headteachers, Finance Managers.

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Considering renewable energy in your school - £75

Goal:

Understand the factors relevant to implementing renewable energy solutions in schools.

Content:

Session 1 will cover the steps involved in determining and implementing a renewable energy solution as well as the range of renewable energy options available and the factors affecting the suitability of each.

Session 2 focuses on progressing and implementing a renewable energy solution including financial models, raising awareness, and maintaining energy benefits over time.

Outcomes:

Delegates will learn about the process for selecting and implementing a renewable energy project. Delegates will understand the basics of renewable energy options for schools and be able to consider these based on broad contextual factors. Skills also include comparing different finances towards funding renewables projects.

Suitable for:

Those responsible for developing renewable solutions for the school, such as the Senior Leadership Team, School Governors, Facilities Managers, Eco-schools teachers.

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Using schools energy data - £75

Goal:

To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge necessary to collect and analyse energy data and take action in schools to reduce energy use.

Content:

Session 1 focuses on the context of reviewing energy data, methods of collecting and approaching data, and making energy data calculations and conversions.

Session 2 covers methods of energy data analysis, taking actions based on analysis of energy data, and case studies and methods of improving overall energy management.

Outcomes:

Delegates will be able to connect energy use data with practical energy reductions in the school. Skills include an understand of the methods of data collection, a range of analyses, and appropriate actions to improve energy management.

Suitable for:

Those schools with and without automatic metering systems (such as Stark) and those staff responsible for paying energy bills and reducing energy use.

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