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Courses for educators

Courses for educators at CAT

Free CPD courses at CAT through the Global Learning Programme

CAT is offering courses for teachers that schools can access funding for through the GLP. See the weblinks below.

Schools in England and Wales

We are currently offering the following course but we could discuss adapting course content with GLP schools.

If you are a school and would like the course for a group of teachers we can fix a date to suit you.

If you are an individual teacher get in touch with us at CAT to discuss possible options.


A “Zero Carbon World” is possible?

The activities for the course include:

  1. Exploration of the global challenges facing us, including the impacts of climate change, poverty and inequality (in relation to income, access to energy and resources, carbon emissions etc.) .
  2. Greenhouse gas emissions (including energy use and food) in Britain, their impacts and the choices available to reduce them, individually and collectively.
  3. Energy production potential and the impacts of the choices open to us as a society in Britain.
  4. Exploring and visioning a sustainable zero carbon future for Wales within a global context.
  5. Global water sources, use in Britain and exploration of the water footprint and its impacts.
  6. A lifecycle analysis of a product, looking at the human and environmental  impacts of energy use, resource extraction, farming, processing and distribution and also trade justice and the role of fair trade.

Whole day course (9am-4pm) – all the above

Half day course – 1-4 of the above


Target audience

Teachers of pupils from KS2 upwards.

Material will be of particular value to teachers of Geography, Science, the Welsh Baccalaureate and D&T.



Most of the delivery will be via activities that the teachers will be able to use with pupils. Methodology will involve the participants in scrutinising information, discussion and development of ideas in small groups.

It will include the use of the following CAT educational resources:

Energy Trumps activity which is available as a bilingual free download.

The Green House bilingual carbon calculator designed for schools.

Where’s the Impact? / Ble mae’r Effaith? This can be delivered using a small chocolate egg with a toy inside, a mobile phone or a cotton shirt.

If you want to discuss this opportunity with us contact:

Ann MacGarry

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01654 705963

Teacher training ideal for science and design technology secondary school teachers

Teacher training ideal for science and design technology secondary school teachers



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