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Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
Description/achievement of initiative

To embed sustainable development and global citizenship themes and concepts within all areas of teaching and learning. To develop new educational programmes for sustainability. To develop an internationalisation programme.

Implementation methodologies

1. Development of an ESDGC within a curriculum developmetn group (CDG). Development of an approved ESDGC Policy3. Development of clear objectives and targets which are auditable - contained within a written ESDGC strategy 4. Development of a sustainability survey 5. Delivery of staff training 6. Development of supporting resources, including signposting on the college portal 7. Development of the college website with a specific area related to sustainability 8. Development of curriculum materials and methods of delivery for sustainability as part of a partnership programme.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

1. To work with Engage Training to develop sustainability related learning programmes 2. To work with Cynnal Cymru (sustain Wales) as a partner

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Objectives for embedding ESDGC will be overseen by the Bridgend College Curriculum Development Group (CDG). The group Chair is the Assistant Principal for Finance and Resources and attended by the Deans of Faculty, Assistant Principal for Learner Services, Health Safety and Sustainable Development Manager, other members of staff. Annual assessment of progress is made publicly available via an integrated health, safety and sustainable development report.Notes: Sustainability is a key priority of the Welsh Government via the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2105. ESDGC will be a statutory duty within the education minister's portfolio. Bridgend College is a signatory of the Welsh Sustainable Development Charter. ESDGC forms part of the ESTYN framework for inspection of schools and colleges in Wales.


Bridgend College, Students and members of the local community, ESDGC partnership, Engage Training, Cynnal Cymru,
Updates to initiatives
Goal 4
4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
4.7 - By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
4.a - Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all
Goal 12
12.2 - By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.5 - By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
12.7 - Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
12.8 - By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
Goal 13
13.3 - Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
Goal 17
Develop steering group and develop policy
Develop and deliver survey
Develop website
Begin embedding within curriculum and analyse for measuarable outcome
Staff / Technical expertise
Deputy Principa and marketing team
Staff / Technical expertise
Deputy Principa and marketing team
Staff / Technical expertise
Principal and Assistant Principals, Lecturers
Staff / Technical expertise
Senior Management and College staff
Staff / Technical expertise
Sustainability Manager

This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Basic information
Time-frame: 04 April 2016 - 30 Sept 2018
Bridgend College, Students and members of the local community, ESDGC partnership, Engage Training, Cynnal Cymru,
Contact information
Chris Long, Health, Safety and Sustainable Development Manager,
United Nations