Adaptation to Climate Change

Training for climate change resilience

Level 3 Award in Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change

The qualification is relevant to all organisations and is designed for practitioners whose activities may be impacted by a changing climate.

The qualification addresses the practical competencies required for the effective delivery of climate-resilient actions.

Participants will gain an understanding of what climate change impacts are, and where you can find robust climate change information.

This includes understanding how to respond to this information despite the unavoidable uncertainty within future climate change predictions.

Participants will appreciate how the impacts of a changing climate can be addressed through your actions (from short-term outcomes involving current climate, to long-term outcomes involving future climate change predictions).

Participants will also gain an appreciation of when your experience of delivering climate-resilient actions can be used to inform the strategic direction of your organisation. This includes the potential role of providing evidence for example: your managers, regulators and other stakeholders, and insights into the key elements needed in communicating your delivery experience to maximise your influence.


Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and/or skills described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Level 5 Qualifications – i.e. completing an Award or Certificate and topping up to Foundation Degree and on to Honours Degree.

Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other qualifications.

Learning Outcomes

For their area of responsibility:

  • Describe the potential impacts of a changing Climate
  • Understand the importance and application of developing strategic approaches to a Changing Climate
  • Describe approaches to developing Climate Change resilience and explain the desired outcomes
  • Understand the systemic interdependencies related to a Changing Climate
  • Understand the effect of Climate Change on Risk and Resilience strategy
  • Understand the principles of how to implement, improve and communicate a Climate change Resilience plan


Level 3
Number of Credits 1
Guided Learning Hours 16
Course Duration 2 Days
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

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Download the qualification leaflet as a PDF file.