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A Greener Future Assessor Training

Take on environmental assessments of events around the world

Key details
Course duration
2 weeks

Course overview

Help champion sustainability in the events industry on this intensive two week online course, designed to equip you with knowledge of environmental operations at events, and the skills to undertake and carry out environmental assessments for a wide range of different indoor and outdoor events, in partnership with A Greener Future. 

Events, festivals and venues look to A Greener Future to provide trained Assessors that are able to assess their activities and offer advice on how they can make their events more environmentally friendly. This certification lasts for a period of three years, after which you will need to renew your training. 

You will:

  • Understand the key operational issues of events which create an impact on the environment, developing  the knowledge and skills needed to undertake environmental assessments 
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to become A Greener Future Assessor, able to undertake environmental assessment of events, festivals and venues around the world on their behalf

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Start date(s): June 2024

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Course details

You will benefit from a unique, global perspective on good practice and the development of green initiatives gathered from around the world by A Greener Future over the last decade.   

You will examine the context for the operational aspects of environmental event management by looking at relevant legislation and regulation, and the sorts of impacts that events can have on the ground.  

Throughout the course you will identify the key issues and problems facing event organisers, the solutions being developed to address them, and the legal requirements they need to adhere to.   

You will become familiar with examples of good practice and the latest innovations that are currently under development. They will help you to know what to look for at any event you assess.  

Weekly topics

During week one you will consider:  

  • Legal & policy framework for events and the environment  
  • Local direct impacts – The environment and the local community  
  • Travel and transport  
  • Procurement


During week two you will cover the remaining operational issues:  

  • Power  
  • Solid waste and recycling  
  • Water use – waste water and sewage  
  • Communication and behaviour

Course structures and specific weekly sessions can change as part of our course enhancement and review processes. If a certain session is important to you, please discuss it with our team: short.courses@falmouth.ac.uk

How you'll learn

Study is entirely online with learning supported by the use of real event case-studies.  

It's estimated that you will need to put aside around four hours a week for attending the webinar, reviewing learning materials and completing activities. 

Learning activities 

There will be guided learning activities consisting of:  

  • Concise online presentations to introduce key concepts  
  • Small group and class discussions to facilitate interaction and dialogue  
  • Online critiques to test assumptions, ideas and to receive feedback from peers and tutors  
  • Individual and group tutorials throughout the course  
  • Independent study  
  • Self-evaluation and peer feedback 

How you'll be assessed

The assessment is taken and submitted online at the end of the course and takes the form of multiple choice questions.   

You will need to engage with and complete the full two-week course and pass the assessment at the end in order to receive a certificate of completion. 


This course is an online version of the industry recognised Greener Future Training Stage 1, developed by A Greener Future and delivered by Falmouth University and its MA Creative Events Management academics and tutors. 

Resources and support

The following resources are available to participants enrolled on our online short courses: 

  • Dedicated easy-to-use virtual learning environment (VLE) – known as Learn  
  • 24/7 support available through the VLE 
  • An online learning community  
  • Accessible online audio/visual content   
  • Optional weekly webinars 
  • Support via your online tutor for all course-related and academic queries.  

You can also contact our short.courses@falmouth.ac.uk email if you require any support with any other aspects of your studies. 

How to apply

Who is this course for?

This training course is suitable for anyone working in the events industry looking to learn more about green initiatives. 

You may be:  

  • An event organiser or producer   
  • An academic or policy-maker   
  • Studying events management  
  • Working in a government, local authority or corporate events team   
  • Involved in venue management   
  • Working in events-related businesses such as event suppliers 

Terms & Conditions

A Greener Future Assessor Training Terms & Conditions (formerly A Greener Festival Assessor Training) 

All Environmental Assessors for A Greener Future (AGF) need to complete a formal training programme at least once every three years so they can fully participate in evaluating festivals that take part in the A Greener Future Award scheme and The Greener Event Award scheme.  

The opportunity to complete an assessment is dependent upon the quantity and location of events applying for the Awards scheme in any 12-month period. These numbers can vary and every attempt is made to match a festival or event with a suitable Assessor. This is often decided by the location of the event and that of the Assessor in order to minimise travel emissions and costs.  

The training is valid for the A Greener Future Awards Scheme for 3 years from the date you complete this course. Whilst you are welcome to take the training again before this time, you do not have to. However, after 3 years you will need to renew your training with A Greener Future if you wish to continue as an Assessor.

Please read the full Terms & Conditions

Fees, costs & funding

Total course fee

  • £495 

You will be required to pay in full once you have received your offer letter and this will contain full instructions on how to make the payment.   

Multiple booking discount 

For organisations wishing to book training places for multiple suitable employees, we have the following discounts available: 

  • A booking for 2-5 places will receive a 5% discount on the total cost 
  • A booking for 6+ places will receive a 10% discount on the total cost 

Please email short.courses@falmouth.ac.uk if you would like to apply for this discount. 

Terms and conditions 

The discount applies to the confirmed number of students. In the event that a student cannot attend, the space would need to be filled to qualify for the discount. The person filling the space would need to complete an application form and be made an offer to study on the course.

Other requirements

You will need access to a laptop/desktop computer. It is an essential piece of equipment that you will need right from the start of the course.  

Our Virtual Learning Environment, Learn, only requires an operating system that can run the latest compatible web browsers. Your computer operating system should be kept up to date with the latest recommended security updates and upgrades. 

We recommend one with as fast a processor as you can afford (8GB of RAM minimum) and a reasonably sized screen (13" minimum, 15" is optimum), plus the following minimum computer specifications: 


  • Windows 10 
  • At least an i7 processor 
  • No less than 8-16 GB Ram  
  • Graphics Card (nVidia 1080 minimum, not Intel Iris integrated graphics) with at least 2GB  
  • 256GB hard drive space minimum  
  • 1920 x 1080 display resolution or higher (most displays offer a higher resolution than this) 

Apple MacBook: 

  • Mac OS 10.15 or newer 
  • At least an i7 processor 
  • No less than 8-16GB Ram  
  • Graphics Card 
  • 256GB hard drive space minimum  
  • 1920 x 1080 display resolution or higher (most displays offer a higher resolution than this) 
  • A dongle to plug additional resources into the laptop is also required for all modern MacBooks 

16 -32 GB memory stick so you can back up your work regularly (approx. £10-20) 

Along with compatibility and web standards, Learn has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments. It is recommended to have a minimum Internet speed of 512kbps. 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our online short courses, get in touch with our team via email and they will be able to support you. 

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