Upskilling @ StrathclydeIntroduction to Sustainable Development: Policy and Practice

5 credits, SCQF Level 10

Module Lead: Dr Eirini GallouTeaching Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Development


Target Audience

Anyone who wants to learn more about sustainable development and its applications in policy and practice. Participants working in roles requiring them to use SDGs as a framework for measuring success or setting goals. Participants working in business or industry roles that want to understand better how to change their current practices and develop roadmaps to align their practices with sustainability objectives.

Fee (upskilling)

Upskilling and Micro-credentials modules are funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. There is therefore no fee for the participant. 

Fee (all other applicants)

This class is open to all paying participants, offered as a fee-bearing option for participants interested in joining but not eligible or covered for the free spots offered via Upskilling (cost of £600).

Access to the ‘live sessions’ will be provided in addition to the times open to the upskilling cohort.

Duration of study 

6 weeks - commencing mid/end of April 2024.

Delivery mode

Online (1h ‘live’ zoom sessions offered at 4 times across the course for the cohort to meet and benefit from further guidance).

What you will achieve

This short course offers participants a wide overview of frameworks for embedding sustainable development objectives in their work. It will discuss some key tools and approaches from an international perspective to inspire them to apply solutions in their local context.

It will equip them with confidence to use tools like Theory of change and develop roadmaps towards improved practices in the context of their work (organisation/policy body/business). They will also gain an understanding of how to engage with communities and different stakeholders in order to understand their needs across this process.

As a result of the course participants will develop greater critical and systemic thinking skills, regarding interdependencies between policies and interventions that aim at achieving sustainability. They will identify positive and negative impacts from pursuing any aspect of sustainability (social, economic or environmental), as well as business and institutional responsibility issues that relate to achieving equitable outcomes.            


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