GreenFutures: Employability

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Find work in the green economy.

Nationally accredited

100% Free

A five day course

Live Virtual classroom

Employment support

Level 1 qualification

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Course Description

Take the first step to building a better future – for you and the planet.

Do you want a career that positively impacts the world? Are you ready to find a green job, but aren’t sure how? We’re here to help you find success in the green economy. 

Our GreenCareers Employability course will help you boost your career prospects by developing essential employability skills to find work and flourish in the green sector – and beyond!

Set yourself up for a green career:

    • 5-day virtual course delivered via Zoom
    • The course runs from Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
    • Earn a Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills
    • 100% government funded – absolutely no cost to you!

You’ll master key concepts that could set you up for a successful green career, including:

    • Discover practical green career ideas based on your interests, skills and experience
    • Get inside tips and advice on how to create a winning CV and covering letter
    • Uncover the best places to find suitable green job vacancies and how to apply
    • Hear directly from green industry leaders and recruiters about what’s it like to work in the green sector – and what it takes to start your career!
    • Plus, get referred to local live green job opportunities!

Course start dates: To be advised

Free course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Certified awarding body: VTCT

This qualification could help you find a job in:

    • Green manufacturing
    • Renewable energy
    • Corporate and social responsibility
    • Environmental protection
    • Waste management


Plus we’ll provide post-course employment assistance: get access to specially sourced job opportunities, and 1-to-1 advice on career direction, CVs, job applications, and more!


Course Content

CV and Cover Letter Writing -Develop a targeted CV and Cover Letter that is suitable

Job Search Skills  Identify how to find your dream job in sustainability

Job Interview Insights – Insider tips on how to make the perfect impression

Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2004
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • Must live in the UK or EEA:
    • If you are outside of London: You have lived in the EEA for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
    • If you are within Greater London: You must have permission to reside in the UK for the next 12 months
  • Are unemployed:
    • If you are outside of London: Can provide evidence of being in receipt of benefits (subject to eligibility)
    • If you are within Greater London: There is no need to be in receipt of benefits. However, you must be actively seeking work and available to start work (subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • For Level 2 courses: If on the 31st of August 2022, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)
The courses take place on Zoom, in a virtual classroom setting - live with your tutor and other learners. It is a two-week course that runs from Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at
Yes, anyone who is unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
The general certification process is a minimum of 12 weeks. Due to the pandemic, the Awarding Bodies service has been impacted which can cause a delay. We are working hard to distribute all the certificates that we have received in a timely manner and we will send a text as soon as the certificates are ready. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded. Join 60,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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