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Net Zero For Young People – Introduction

Welcome to NetZero for Young People training course. 

This Netzero for Young People training course takes you and your pupils through 3 modules exploring different elements of NetZero and how they can get involved. From basic principles to exploring careers in the green sector, this course will equip your pupils with the skills and knowledge to become a NetZero literate and create real change in their school and communities. 

This online course is the toolkit for teachers and facilitators, lesson plans and a digital booklet for the young people taking part can be found in the resources tab. On completion of all 3 modules, your pupils will receive a certificate. 

Course Overview:

Unit 1: Tell me – What is NetZero?  

  • Definition 
  • Our feelings on ‘NetZero’
  • Examples 

Unit  2: Show me – The opportunities to engage with NetZero

Part 1:

  • Why retrofitting is the game changer 
  • Fabric, Heat and Power = exploration each of the 3 terms

Part 2:

  • Careers in the Green sector
  • Understanding the range of careers
  • Explore careers in the ‘Green’ sector 

Unit  3: Involve me – In making difference in NetZero 

  • Part 1: Sustainability at School
  • ‘Audit’ of the schools current efforts to become NetZero 
  • Identify issues within the school that pupils/teachers notice eg: recycling 
  • Provide tools to tackle these issues, funding etc, campaign tips for awareness building 
  • Part 2: Career roadmap
  • Build your NetZero Career roadmap


  • Provide details for the certificate
  • Links to social media


  • Stretch and challenge activities
  • Glossary