Tod College

Climate Challenge College

The Climate Challenge College is offering the Green Futures Course, a free 6-month sustainability taster course for people aged 16+. This introductory course develops practical skills in environmental land management, natural building, repair and reuse, energy-saving, and renewable generation schemes. It is based in Tod College and is the first of its kind in further education with a practical green careers focus and learner-centered pedagogical approach.

Applications are open for January 2022

The Green Futures course

You can read and download an overview of the course here (.pdf)

Updates from the students & staff

What can I do after the course?

During the course you may identify an area for future training and/or study. We will mentor you in your choices throughout the course. Upon completion of the course, you could go on to a green career in areas such as: natural building, growing, sustainable consulting, environmental engineering, horticultural therapy, green business owner, retrofitter, electrification of rail, and many other green jobs that will be coming up for all our futures. You could also consider apprenticeships, Kickstart opportunities (for 16-24-year-olds), and further study at college or university in subjects such as environmental management, geography, and sustainability.

Partners, Professional Friends, & Supporters

About the team

From right to left: Chelsie Naylor, Programme Leader; Lydia Gaskell, Assistant Programme Leader, and Jennie Bailey, Outreach Leader outside a straw bale construction.
Chelsie Naylor

Programme Leader Chelsie has a background in education and running eco clubs in her previous school. She also loves a good chilli. A wizard of organisational skills, Chelsie is responsible for developing, delivering, and facilitating learning for the course.

Lydia Gaskell

Lydia, the Assistant Programme Leader, is our go-to yoga specialist! She has a background in conservation science and is fluent in Spanish. A lover of all Italian food, she supports Chelsie in delivering the course.

Jennie Bailey

Jennie is our Dr Jen-of-all-trades, she loves bad jokes and black pepper and is normally found bouncing with enthusiasm! As Outreach Leader, her role is all about telling the world about the Climate Challenge College and how communities can learn more about tackling the climate crisis.

Watch Green Futures students in action!