The Future is Green project is a pioneering initiative dedicated to driving the transition towards a sustainable future.

With a clear focus on championing green occupations, this project offers individuals diverse career pathways for skill development and career progression from entry-level positions to advanced roles.

The project aims to break down barriers, empowering both individuals and businesses alike to embrace sustainable practices and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Future is Green project is led by The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) in collaboration with eight highly experienced delivery partners across further and higher education institutions and training providers:

  • Truro & Penwith College
  • Cornwall Marine Network
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Plymouth
  • Falmouth University
  • Focus Training (SW) Ltd
  • Urban Biodiversity CIC
  • Celtic Sea Power

The partners will deliver a range of green courses and qualifications to upskill the labour force.  Bolstering the future green economy and creating opportunities for individuals to access and advance within high-quality, well-paid jobs.

Employer-led, responsive training and provision will be provided to support the cultivation of a skilled and adaptable workforce necessary for green and inclusive growth.

The partners will engage individuals in green skills training and qualifications. Plus, support businesses and individuals in high carbon sectors with training, to encourage faster green transition and investment.

The Future is Green project supports industry sectors including: 

  • Clean Energy / Power (such as FLOW and solar)
  • Visitor Economy (such as green tourism and sustainable food supply)
  • Agri-food / Natural Resources (such as decarbonising agriculture and nature restoration)
  • Construction (such as retro-fit, heat pumps and hydrogen boilers)
  • Transport (such as low/zero emission vehicles)

Who is Eligible?

The Project will support both unemployed and employed individuals (aged 16+ and currently living in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly) who are seeking opportunities to train, re-skill or upskill for a green career. 

Support is also available to high carbon sector businesses, operating in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, to develop new and more sustainable methods through staff retraining and skills development.

What Courses are available?

Renewable courses:

  • Level 2 Award in Sustainable Energy Technologies City &
  • Level 2 Certificate in Sustainable Energy Technologies City &
  • Level 3 Award in Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Level 3 Award in Solar Thermal Hot Water
  • Level 3 Award in the Requirements for the installation of
    Electric Vehicle Charging Points
  • Level 3 Award in the Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Electric and Hybrid courses:

  • Level 1 Award in Hydrogen Awareness
  • Level 1 Award in EV and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Level 1 Award in ADAS Awareness
  • Level 2 Award in EV and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Level 3 Award in EV and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Level 3 Award in Diagnosing, Rectifying and Recalibrating Advanced Driver Assistance
    Systems Components
  • Level 3 Award in Refrigerant Handling
  • Level 4 Award in EV and Hybrid Vehicle Systems

Agri-food courses (coming soon)

Visit The Future is Green - Cornwall College for the latest course list.  

More information

To find out more about green courses and qualifications, please email The Future is Green team [email protected] or visit the Cornwall College website for the latest project updates The Future is Green - Cornwall College


The Future is Green project is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

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