ESD in the sector press

Here you can find the latest in thinking from the ETF’s education for sustainable development (ESD) team in a variety of different media formats.


Green skills for the future

In this blog, Charlotte Bonner, the ETF’s National Head of ESD discusses her insights from two sessions at the World Skills UK CPD event, ‘Developing excellence in teaching and training’.

A case study on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Redbridge Institute

Our latest research report ‘Leadership for ESD in the Further Education Curriculum’, included a series of case studies from various Further Education (FE) and Training providers about the experiences and successful ESD practices of effective FE leaders. As part of the ETF’s objective to share effective practice and innovative thought leadership, this blog is the first of a series of case studies that showcases these trailblazers.

Case studies

The award-winning Michaeljohn Training School

Michaeljohn Training School (MJTS) in Manchester share their story of weaving sustainability into their hairdressing and barbering programs.

Burnley College: Whole-organisation approach to ESD

We hear first-hand from construction and curriculum staff on how the college empowers learners with practical knowledge on environmental topics throughout their Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications.

Redbridge Institute ESOL programme

How can providers and educators who are keen to play their part in ESD and training for ‘green’ employment successfully implement ESD within their practices.


The Job Market and Green Skills

An episode of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) ‘Greening the news’ podcast
ETF’s National Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Charlotte Bonner, talks to IEMA CEO and podcast host Sarah Mukherjee about the UK green skills initiatives in the context of the post-pandemic job market recovery with a particular focus on what this means for younger generations.

Green Skills

An episode of FE News’ #FutureofAssessment podcast

A week after the November 2021 COP26 summit, Gavin O’Meara and David Jones invited Beth Chaudhary from IfATE and Charlotte Bonner from ETF to explore green skills needs for both now and the future. 

Recorded sessions from sector events

Preparing apprentices for the world of work and the work of the world

Watch Cerian Ayres, ETF’s National Head of Technical Education, and Charlotte Bonner, ETF’s National Head of Education for Sustainable Development, discuss apprenticeships and Education for Sustainable Development. Recorded at AELP’s 2021 Spring Conference.