Green Economy Training Courses

I am seeking Fetac Level 5 Accreditation for the following courses to prepare the Irish Seaweed, Farming and Fisheries Sectors to lead in Sustainable Growth. Green Economy Training Courses are delivered online or live, in-person, depending on your choice (e.g. you may purchase these separately and book a facilitator led training). The courses are provided as part of the annual membership (€250 fee/year) for the Sustainability Road Mapping initiative and includes 15 minutes consultation to understand what you hope to achieve, and your training needs.

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Biodiversity & Economics

Course Modules:

  • Value of Biological resources
  • Ecology Field Studies
  • Citizen Scientist: Fresh water monitoring
  • Understanding Pests and Pollinators- Harmful & Beneficial Insects
  • Climatic Hazards
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Food & Farm Transition

Course Modules:
  • Food Market, local, national, international
  • Sustainable Farming Methods
  • Options & Funding
  • Organic Horticulture, Orchards, Mixed Crops
  • Chemical-free Soil Fertility
  • Food Security & Animal Welfare
  • Six year plan: Guidance, Action and financial support before organic certification.
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Climate Action & Leadership

Seaweed Sector Leadership Course Modules:
  • Intertidal Resource Mapping
  • Wider Study: Environmental & Social Indicators
  • Seaweed Uses
  • Algae’s Ecological Significance
  • Understanding The Market
  • Resource Assessment
  • Organic Standards

Course Outline


15 Multiple Choice Questions


30 Minute Modules, 2.5 hours Customised Courses



Issued to all who pass


Economic News


Modules completed and passed. Work-books insight captured


Local Authority Charter, Programme for Government, National regulations & EU Funding & Directives



Client-Specific scenarios. Customised Courses, Q&A. Zoom break-out rooms for discussion and Conversation Cafe-style for idea generation.


Self learning or Hosting: Online, on-site, or at Harmony Hall, Kilkenny.

Our Health & Safety Protocols and Practices for minimising the spread of Covid 19

Specific Workplace Guidelines

Outdoor Work

Traveling on Business

Working in Offices

Personal Customer Care

Physical Teamwork

Classroom Learning

Green Economy Training courses: about the trainer, Frances Micklem

As a facilitator, I help clients reconcile socially responsible objectives with other driving forces; including the recovery of health, finances and resources. With a First Class degree in Philosophy, diplomas in Social Work and Music and CPD in Horticulture, HACCP, Conservation, Biochar, Natural Agriculture, Business, Raw Nutrition, Waste management and policy development, I aim to bring fresh thinking to the complex task of a green transition.