How to promote and embed education for sustainable development (ESD) across learning and working practices (Code: C1536)

This series of six webinars is for teachers, trainers, and tutors across the Further Education (FE) and Training sector seeking to embed sustainability into their professional practice. 

Pricing options

Educators from ESFA funded organisations: £125

SET members and educators from ETF corporate partners - 10% discount: £112.50

Free places are available - see below for more details. 

All others: £187.50


No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. The free places are fully funded by the DfE and are offered to ensure greater diversity on high quality CPD, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 24 priority areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Halton, Hartlepool, Hastings, Ipswich, Knowsley, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Salford, Sandwell, Scarborough, Stoke-on-Trent, Tameside, Walsall, West Somerset).
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000.
  • Consider yourself to have a disability.
  • Come from black or minority ethnic community.

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the four criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least two weeks before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

SET Membership


SET members are entitled to an exclusive 10% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this for?

Teachers, trainers, lecturers and tutors who work in the Further Education and Training sector. 

Training aim

For educators to explore how to bring education for sustainable development into their professional practice.


You should have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Review the core components of ESD in the FE and Training sector
  • Discover how ESD can be woven across teaching and learning practices
  • Explore different ways educators can model sustainable practice in their professional practice
  • Identify the inter-connectivity between educators’ subject-specialism and sustainability
  • Investigate the concept of green jobs when planning curriculum and supporting learners’ progression
  • Appraise learning and plan next steps.


Six live online interactive webinars delivered via Zoom. Each session will be 90 minutes long. There will be some short activities for participants to undertake between some of the sessions. 

Entry Requirements

None although please note this isn't a course to enhance knowledge about sustainability issues, rather to enable educators to promote and embed sustainability throughout their professional practice. If you want to explore the themes of sustainable development, please see the 'Core concepts of sustainability' section of the ETF's Education for Sustainable Development resources page

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830