‘Reaching Net Zero’ course by Apolitical

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK? 

Apply for a chance to take a fully funded place in ‘Reaching Net Zero’ by Apolitical to learn additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of your net zero projects. 

Exciting news! 3Ci has partnered with the University of Oxford and Apolitical to launch online courses for local authorities and public servants in the UK. These courses are specifically designed to provide additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of net zero projects. 

With this partnership, learners can expect a world-class education experience that is backed by the latest research and expertise. These courses provide an excellent opportunity to upskill your knowledge on Net Zero strategy and play a critical role in achieving our national Net Zero targets. 

It’s important to note that these courses are 3Ci’s first offering to upskill local authorities in Net Zero strategy, and they will inform greater work from 3Ci to accelerate capacity building and skills development to deliver net zero commitments. 

Join us in our mission to build a sustainable future. Apply below and take the first step towards a Net Zero future! 

 

Providing you with a foundational understanding of Net Zero

Co-developed with Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) at the University of Oxford, this course provides a comprehensive overview of net zero, including its challenges and exploring how to promote the transition to net zero.  In this course, you’ll explore the science underpinning net zero and engage with policies designed to reach it.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Evaluate and critique a climate change memo to more clearly and comprehensively explain the science of climate change.  .

Investigate and analyse a climate action plan.

Evaluate the role of public servants in driving net zero.

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is 15 May at 23.59pm

Course Details

To apply for the ‘Reaching Net Zero’ course, you will need to complete an application form. Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate applications and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and geographic location to achieve regional representation across across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants are eligible. 

The deadline for applications is on 15 May at 23.59pm. The course is estimated to be completed in 10 hours and starts on 29 May.  

‘Introduction to
Foundations of Delivery
course by Apolitical

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK?

Co-developed with expert partner Delivery Associates, this course focuses on delivery and related performance measurement. This course will support you in understanding of the fundamental principles and processes which underpin delivery in government, such as prioritising goals, assessing organisational capacity, developing and managing effective implementation plans, and cultivating a culture of delivery. 

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Providing you with a foundational understanding of delivery and related performance measurement.

This course will support you in understanding of the fundamental principles and processes which underpin delivery in government, such as prioritising goals, assessing organisational capacity, developing and managing effective implementation plans, and cultivating a culture of delivery. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Examine key factors required to build a foundation for delivery.

Understand the delivery challenge and plan for delivery.

Develop routines to drive delivery.

Learn how to manage stakeholder relationships during the delivery process.

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is
midnight on 15th May.

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Course Details

The course takes place online over 11 weeks, with all learning at your own pace.

Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate each application and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and select applicants to achieve regional representation across various geographic areas across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants will be evaluated.

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 12 May.
The criteria for selection will be based on ensuring regional representation and relevance to the applicant’s day-to-day job.

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‘Centring Equity in Climate Action’ course by Apolitical

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK? 

Apply for a chance to take a fully funded place in ‘Centring Equity in Climate Action’ by Apolitical to learn additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of your net zero projects.  

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Providing you with a foundational understanding of equitable climate action

This course will help participants articulate the significance of equity in achieving adequate and fair climate action change. It will also help you to investigate how to advance equitable climate action engagement and formulate a case for an equitable approach to climate action.  Applicants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Articulate the significance of equity in achieving adequate and fair climate action change. .

Investigate how to advance equitable climate action engagement. 

Formulate a case for an equitable approach to climate action. 

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is 23 October at 23.59pm

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Course Details

To apply for the ‘Centring Equity in Climate Action’ course, you will need to complete an application form. Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate applications and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and geographic location to achieve regional representation across across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants are eligible. 

The deadline for applications is on 23 October at 23.59pm. The course is estimated to be completed in 10 hours and starts on 6 November.  

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‘Introduction to
Sustainable Finance’
course by University of Oxford

Are you working towards achieving a net zero future in your local authority – borough, city council or county in the UK?

Apply for a chance to take a fully funded 10-week Introduction to Sustainable Finance course, by University of Oxford and Apolitical to learn additional skills and knowledge to support the delivery of your net zero projects.

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Providing you with a foundational understanding of sustainable finance

During the course, you will learn about the key concepts, theories, and topics to successfully navigate developments across this emerging field and identify and mobilise levers of change.

Course Director

Dr Ben Caldecott

Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow.

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By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Understand the purpose of finance and the structure of the financial system.

They will examine the investment chain, asset classes, and finance professions, putting finance into a broader framework that can help them navigate sustainable finance.

Analyse the role of public policy in motivating investment into sustainability and how sustainable finance is shaped by public policy.

They will examine the investment chain, asset classes, and finance professions, putting finance into a broader framework that can help them navigate sustainable finance.

Assess how and why policies, regulations, and supervisory expectations.

These are related to how sustainable finance are evolving in different jurisdictions and their direction of travel and examine the opportunities this creates.

Evaluate what it means to have impact through sustainable finance and what kind of impacts are likely or possible.

They will analyse what the challenges and opportunities are associated with seeking positive environmental and social impacts through finance.

Course Timeline

The deadline for applications is
midnight on 13th September.

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Course Details

The course takes place over 10 weeks, with 20 to 25 hours of online learning and three live sessions from the Oxford faculty. Teaching materials can be completed independently or during the sessions.

To apply for the Introduction to Sustainable Finance course, you will need to complete an application form


Due to limited availability and to ensure a diverse cohort of applicants, we will evaluate each application and select applicants based on the course’s alignment with their day-to-day responsibilities and select applicants to achieve regional representation across various geographic areas across the UK. Please note that only public sector applicants will be evaluated.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 13th September.
The criteria for selection will be based on ensuring regional representation and relevance to the applicant’s day-to-day job.

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