This apprenticeship is one of the six Green Apprenticeships selected by industry experts as gold standard of green skills training. It has been chosen to mark the King’s Coronation in recognition of its sustainability credentials.
These gold-standard, sustainable apprenticeships offer people the chance to embark on exciting new careers... and contribute to creating a more sustainable economy
Benefits for the apprentice and employer
- Understanding the opportunities and challenges of CR&S initiatives and developing and delivering CR&S projects relevant to your organisation
- Developing a Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability champion able to engage and enthuse all the organisation and stakeholders
- A cost effective training solution for your company
- Staff will be fully qualified in just 24 months
- Apprentices will benefit from a free membership at the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) while studying. On completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will be eligible to become an Associate and in time, a Fellow of the ICRS
Who is this apprenticeship for?
Anyone passionate about social andenvironmental change, whether working in a small or large organisation as part of a team or on their own. Typical job titles might be Corporate Responsibility Administartor or Sustainability Coordinator.
How this apprenticeship works
- Minimum of 6 hours off-the-job training per week
- Blended learning, with online study materials, one-to-one coding tutorials, a monthly one-to-one online tutorial and topic specific webinars
- On completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will be eligible to become an Associate of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS)
Duration and cost
The learning section of the apprenticeship is up to 24 months. The end point assessment period is up to 6 months thereafter. The cost is £12,000.
Skills and behaviours
- Strategy development and project planning
- Identifying CR&S opportunities and threats
- Researching the CR&S landscape
- Managing change
- Building stakeholder relationships
- Creative thinking
- Fund raising, budget and event management
- Actively champions the CR&S agenda
- Committed to developing self and others to support CR&S engagement
- Seeks innovative ways to add value to CR&S issues while remaining objective
- Ethical and non-judgmental
End point assessment — EPA
To complete the apprenticeship, apprentices have to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA). This includes:
- Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
- Work-based project followed by a report and a presentation with questions and answers