Training and Certification

Training modules catalogue

Our training programme has 15 modules (courses) on digital and green entrepreneurship. The training modules are covering the cycle of realizing green business in Europe – developing, planning, and realizing your green business idea.  The training modules based on the ECQA Skills Card for Green Entrepreneurs. Each training module consists of a video, detailed learning material, a self-testing quiz and a micro-certification option.

1. My vision is a green business

In this module you will learn ... · About digital tools to organise information, data and content · How to develop creative and purposeful ideas · Where to find relevant data, information and digital content and how to access them · About simple digital tools to create green knowledge and innovation

2. I define my green business Idea

In this module you will learn ... · To assess the consequences and impact of ethical and sustainable ideas, opportunities, and actions. · To apply ethical thinking to consumption and production processes. · To detect the credibility and reliability of data, information and their digital content.

3. Competences and resources needed for my business Idea

In this module you will learn ... · About digital tools to organise information, data and content · How to develop creative and purposeful ideas · Where to find relevant data, information and digital content and how to access them · About simple digital tools to create green knowledge and innovation

4. I consider the pros and cons of green business

In this module you will learn ... ·To describe how resources last longer through reuse, repair, recycling and upcycling. ·To discuss the principles of circular economy and resource efficiency. ·To use your imagination and abilities to identify opportunities for creating value. ·To differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable risks.

5. I decide to start a green business

In this module you will learn ... ·To discuss the roles that information and knowledge play in reducing uncertainty, ambiguity and risk. ·About examples of making the most of ideas and opportunities. ·To anticipate the feeling of achieving goals

6. I shape my green business

In this module you will learn ... ·To work towards your green vision of the future. ·To avoid health-risks while using digital technologies ·To identify digital technologies for social well-being and social inclusion. ·About ways to protect the environment from the impact of digital technologies and their use.

7. Rules and obligations of a green business

In this module you will learn ... ·About financial and economic concepts. ·To estimate the main tax obligations for green businesses. ·To find and apply relevant information about the national legislation regarding green business.

8. I budget for my green business

In this module you will learn ... ·About financing and budget planning. ·To manage your money. ·To develop a budget for your green business. ·About helpful digital tools to calculate your business. ·About funding possibilities.

9. I develop my green business plan

In this module you will learn ... ·About digital tools for planning and management. ·To develop a business model. ·About key elements of a business plan for Green Businesses.

10. I prepare for the start

In this module you will learn ... ·To overcome adverse circumstances related to Green Business. ·How to maintain effort and interest, despite setbacks. ·To identify sources of help and support for Green Business. ·To create an action plan with necessary steps to achieve goals.

11. I take the initiative

In this module you will learn ... ·To take individual and group responsibility in Green Business activities. ·To identify a digital identity and describe how to protect reputation online. ·How to improve and integrate new content and information. ·To create new and accessible green content.

12. I apply my competences

In this module you will learn ... ·To work independently in Green Business activities. ·About determination and perseverance to achieve goals. ·To actively face challenges, solve problems and seize opportunities to create value in Green Businesses.

13. I mobilise and work with others

In this module you will learn ... ·To communicate your ideas clearly to others. ·How to choose appropriate and accessible digital tools and technologies for collaborative processes. ·About cultural and generational diversity aspects to consider in digital environments. ·About argumentation techniques to provide evidence for your arguments.

14. I promote my green business

In this module you will learn ... ·About digital technologies to interact with people, and to share data, information and digital content in an accessible way. ·To edit and create accessible green content in different formats. ·To identify people’s needs, and choose simple ways to customize digital environments to these needs.

15. I am in control of my green business

In this module you will learn ... · How to monitor the progress of your business. · How to protect your personal data, devices and digital content · What to do when your business is not going according to plan. How to make the best of a setback or failure

Certification and microcertification

Modern societies rely heavily on the competences of experts and professionals in any subject area:  Their knowledge, skills and attitude make the difference in times of crisis, innovation, and sustainability. Independent and transparent certification is crucial for the employability and mobility of individuals involved in existing, new and emerging professions and job roles in Europe and beyond, and for the quality of their work.

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