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Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Apprenticeship

  • Level: 4
  • Duration: 24
  • Study options: Online learning
  • Cost: £12,000

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

— Gillian Keegan, Secretary of State for Education

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
  • Free attendance at 2 one-day courses on AI and Sustainablity

Key syllabus

  • Context and challenges
  • Benefits and opportunities

  • Frameworks, including the 17 UN SDGs SDFs and SDEs and the Circular Economy
  • Corporate Responsibility models and theories
  • Inspiring initiatives

  • From Expert to Ambassador
  • Champion to Practitioner

  • Stakeholders, structure and teams
  • Building working relationships

  • Stakeholders and Partnerships
  • Engagement and fund raising

  • Teaching and learning
  • Developing and supporting
  • Motivation and personal development

  • Strategy and planning models
  • Situational analysis and mapping
  • Internal and external environment
  • Research and data
  • Insight

  • Setting objectives
  • Developing a strategy
  • Identifying tactics
  • Risk and impact analysis
  • Prioritising options
  • Writing the business case

  • An implementation plan
  • Project management
  • Change and culture management
  • Implementing Change
  • Communicaticns

  • Monitoring and measuring
  • Metrics and analytics
  • Quality assurance
  • Data and budget management
  • Analysing and evaluating
  • Reporting
Choosing a training provider

Why use Cambridge Marketing College as your apprentice training provider?

About apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a way to develop and upskill your workforce.