Derek Walker on stage at Sustainability in Action Qualification launch

Working in collaboration with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, WJEC has launched its ‘Sustainability in Action’ qualification to support the ‘net zero jobs’ of the next generation of workers. 

The qualification has been developed to support Wales’ Well-being of Future Generations Act, the Curriculum for Wales, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. 

The development follows significant interest from training providers across England and Wales working with WJEC to deliver innovative sustainability provision that meets the skills and knowledge needs of their learners. 

Upon completion, learners will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work the ‘net zero’ jobs of tomorrow, including leadership, change management and stakeholder engagement. 

The qualification was formally launched at an event at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, hosted by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Derek Walker and WJEC Chief Executive Ian Morgan. 

Ian Morgan said: “These qualifications will give learners the skills and confidence needed to address the climate issues with logic and care, and equip them with the requirements to work successfully in sustainability and net-zero jobs. 

“I am very excited for what the future holds for those taking these qualifications. It is imperative that we take whatever action we can amidst the climate emergency to promise a bright future for those after us.” 

Derek Walker, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, said: “Leaving a liveable planet for people born in the future is a noble obligation, and it’s exciting that people in Wales will soon be able to study how to protect the interests of future generations. 

“These new qualifications will help take us towards the vision of Cymru Can, my strategy for a Cymru that’s a better place to live, with a bright and optimistic future – thriving, inclusive and green, as we work collectively to tackle the issues facing us now, like the climate and nature emergencies and increasing health inequalities. 

“This is a positive and exciting step forward for the new Curriculum for Wales, where everyone has the opportunity to learn about Wales’ unique and world-leading legislation, the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, and can play a part in building a better future in five, 25, 100 years’ time.” 

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