Climate Friendly Travel Diploma 2021

Looking for a purpose-led career in tomorrow’s Travel & Tourism Industry?

Understand how the Travel & Tourism industry can contribute to a green, clean & resilient future.

Explore how Tourism can benefit companies and communities and, conserve nature & biodiversity.

Learn how we can be mindful of our actions to minimise ecological footprints.

You are in the right place !

Join the world’s first online course on Climate Friendly Travel (CFT) – destined to become the “New Normal” in a Post-Pandemic, cleaner, greener, more responsible future. Discover Climate Friendly Travel and how it fits with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • Explore Europe’s Green Deal and similar new Green regional policy thinking.
  • Consider how transport can grow and become Climate Neutral.
  • Study how clean energy will transform hotels and entertainment.
  • See the benefits to local community livelihoods and nature conservation – as well the costs.
  • Learn in interactive sessions with some of the top lecturers from around the world.
  • Qualify for a year’s work experience with one of our leading-edge Sustainability Partners.
  • Acquire new skills and qualifications to prepare for tomorrow’s Tourism industry.

Our Programme

Programme Description

Your Climate Friendly Trave (CFT) Diploma takes you on a two year journey exploring low carbon, SDG linked, Paris 1.5, Travel  &  Tourism sector. It is the world’s first course dedicated to Tourism & Climate Resilience. With an aim to create 100, 000 climate champions worldwide by 2030, you will be part of a global community to assist Travel and Tourism stakeholders find green and clean pathways to the future.

 

Programme Duration

2 years (First Year lecture; Second Year internship)

 

Dates

Year 2 of the Diploma starts on 07 February 2022 and runs until the end of August 2022. 

 

Hear about the course from our 2020 students

Programme Highlights

 

  • Understand why Climate Change is a dominant issue on the global agenda and recognize its major impact on Travel & Tourism
  • Follow the development and the science behind the impact of Climate Change on the components of Travel & Tourism - transport, hospitality services and destination activity
  • Learn theoretical and practical aspects of Green Development strategy, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Understand the key elements of Climate Friendly Travel and how it will help transform the sector to meet the Paris carbon reduction targets
  • Explore Europe’s Green Deal and similar new Green regional policy
  • Study how clean energy will transform hotels and entertainment and how transport can grow and become Climate Neutral

What can you gain from the Programme?

 

  • Be part of the first online course dedicated to Tourism Climate Hope and Resilience
  • Prepare to work in companies, communities and, government
  • Gain work experience with one of our leading-edge Sustainability Partners
  • Acquire skills and knowledge for a green, clean and resilient Travel & Tourism future
  • Consider Tourism’s negative impacts and explore solutions with industry experts
  • Be part of a community of global ‘Climate Champions’
  • Learn and engage with colleagues from around the world
  • Network and connect through group work and presentations
  • Help to design and feature in the annual ‘Strong Earth Youth Summit’ (SEYS)

Student Testimonials

 

Arianna Stephen, Trinidad & Tobago 
‘I'm so proud to be a part of this family despite the conclusion of the Climate Friendly Travel Diploma under Institute of Tourism Studies | ITS and The SUNx Program I believe that we will always stay connected in the fight for a #sustainablefuture !! I would like to say a special thanks to Geoffrey Lipman and Olly Wheatcroft for guiding us along the way and exposing us to the excellent content in this Diploma. I would recommend it to anyone in the travel and tourism industry! Thank you Olly and Geoffrey and thank you to all the guest speakers we had on this course! It truly was a unique and amazing experience!’

 

Shrestha Paul, India

‘Honored to have got an opportunity to speak about #climatecrisis and about it’s impact on our #tourismindustry at The Strong Earth Youth Summit #SEYS (the first of it’s kind) as a student speaker, organised by The SUNx Program

 

Erica Carvalho, Brazil 

‘Thank you. That´s what I want to say to every person who made our Climate Friendly Travel Diploma remarkable. ? Thanks to all my classmates, to all speakers and to my dear "Team A". ? I have learned a lot from you all. It was absolutely amazing studying with this international group. ? Special thanks to Geoffrey Lipman and Olly Wheatcroft. You are both very kind and inspiring people. ? I will always be grateful for the opportunity to be part of this group.
#ClimateFriendlyTravel #thankyouteam #teamwork

FACULTY

Guest Lecturers

Staff

Programme Focus

The world’s first course dedicated to Tourism & Climate Resilience. Students with a passion for Sustainable Travel & Tourism will: 

  • Understand why Climate Change is a dominant issue on the global agenda and recognize its major impact on Travel & Tourism
  • Follow the development and the science behind the impact of Climate Change on the components of Travel & Tourism - transport, hospitality services and destination activity.
  • Learn theoretical and practical aspects of Green Development strategy, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Understand the key elements of Climate Friendly Travel and how it will help transform the sector to meet the Paris carbon reduction targets.
  • Prepare for roles in companies, communities, and government, implementing long-term transformation.
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MQF LEVEL 4
120 ECVET
2 SEMESTERS + 1 YEAR IITP / LITP

Entry Requirements

EITHER

Successful completion of one of ITS’ Certificate Study Programmes (MQF Level 3).

OR

5 O level subjects at MQF level 3 (SSC&P level 3); of which (i) English language is compulsory, (ii) 2 O level subjects must include Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and/or Hospitality. For definition of MQF levels and grades, refer to page 64.

OR

Apply as a mature student, at least 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year applied for, and subject to proficiency and/or aptitude tests as per direction of the ITS. The ITS also reserves the right to subject the candidate for an interview prior to acceptance.

COSTS

Free for Maltese Students
€2,500 for EU students
€3,500 for Non-EU students

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JOB ROLES MAY INCLUDE

  • Climate Friendly Travel Trainer
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

To discuss the Diploma with our colleagues at the Institute of Tourism Studies, please leave your details below and we will get in touch. If you wish to apply for the course directly with ITS please click here.

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