Free sustainability training a hit for PR firm

4th March 2024

A Birmingham-based PR firm is reaping the benefits a year after staff members completed free sustainability training through Solihull College & University Centre.

Staff at Whistle PR carried out the Understanding Climate Change & Environmental Awareness (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) distance learning course in a bid to embed positive sustainability practices within its workplace.

Business Support Manager, Claire Saltmarshe, says she feels the course had an immediate positive impact: “We gained important knowledge we could pass onto our clients – we also had a new service regarding ESG communications (environmental, social and governance) which we could offer to potential and existing clients. We wanted this to be a specialist pillar for the business and the course gave us good grounding to share our knowledge on what is an incredibly important subject.

“It also helped us as a business with our aim to increase the team’s awareness of sustainability and our goal to get to net zero. We also have more knowledge and confidence in supporting clients when it comes to ESG.”

Claire Saltmarshe from Whistle PR with colleagues
Claire with her colleagues from Whistle PR

The course covers how organisations and individuals can reduce energy consumption and their carbon footprint by developing an understanding of resource efficiency, waste management, and more.

Solihull College & University Centre offers many free distance learning courses covering a wide range of subjects.

Find out more about the College's distance learning courses: Distance learning courses