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12 January 2024

Unlocking Sustainable Futures with SWITCH-On Skills

SWITCH-On Skills, is a groundbreaking initiative funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Positioned as a gateway to a sustainable future, SWITCH-On Skills is dedicated to empowering the workforce of tomorrow with essential skills to address the pressing challenges of the climate and environmental crisis.

Micro-Credentials Courses: Paving the Way for Change

At the heart of SWITCH-On Skills are complimentary, credit-bearing micro-credential courses. These courses not only elevate participants' qualifications but also provide them with indispensable skills to navigate the complexities of a changing world.

Beyond Professionals: Educating the Next Generation

SWITCH-On Skills extends its commitment beyond current professionals, reaching into schools and colleges across the region. This ensures that the next generation is adeptly prepared with vital Net Zero knowledge and skills. Together, we are skillfully navigating towards a resilient, environmentally-prosperous future.

Exploring the Course Offerings

Materials for Energy: This course unravels the crucial concepts for energy production, storage, and usage. Participants delve into the materials used in various energy sectors, backed by real-life examples.

Electric Arc Furnace Operations: Delving into the world of steel production via the Electric Arc Furnace route, this course highlights fundamental aspects, evolution over the last 60 years, and a comparison of advantages and disadvantages.

Low Carbon Active Buildings (Coming Soon): Explore how buildings can transform into power stations, paving the way for a greener, more energy-efficient world.

Financial Modelling for Renewable Energy (Coming Soon): This self-paced course unveils the secrets to effective financial planning in the dynamic world of clean energy.

Hydrogen Generation, Storage, and Utilisation (Coming Soon): Embark on an enlightening voyage through the science, applications, economics, policies, and environmental aspects of hydrogen.

Seamless Course Delivery

All courses are conveniently delivered through Swansea University's Learning Management System, Canvas, providing a seamless online learning experience. Participants enjoy a generous three-month period for personalized learning at their preferred pace.

Assessment and Support

Engage in progressive quizzes and a comprehensive final assessment, securely submitted through Canvas. Expert guidance from project lecturers ensures a supportive and enriching learning environment, accessible through Canvas or email.

Ready to contribute to a resilient, environmentally-prosperous future? For more information and to send an enquiry, check out the SWITCH-On Skills website here: 

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