Continuous Professional Development

Introduction to the circular economy

Course Summary

This self-directed, online introduction to the circular economy course will give you a high-level overview of what the circular economy is, why it is important, what is driving the change, and importantly, why you should be interested in a circular economy and how it may affect you. This course is aimed at those who are new to the concept of circular economy, or who have some knowledge but would like to get a greater overall understanding of what the method is and how it could be helpful.  

At the end of this course, you should have a good understanding of what the circular economy encompasses, ways in which it may affect you, and reasons for pursuing change towards it. This course provides the foundation for a series of related courses which will equip you with the tools, knowledge, and awareness of how the Circular Economy can be applied to individuals and organisations.  

NOTE: This is a self-directed course delivered online. Please use the token code to register.

This course is funded by the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund as part of the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund

This course will cover the following topics:

  • What is the circular economy 
  • Differences between linear and circular economy 
  • How will the circular economy affect me? 
  • What is driving a circular economy? 
  • Why is the circular economy gaining traction? 
  • Why should I be aware of/ interested in the circular economy? 
  • Final words, references, and useful links 

By participating in this course, you will gain:

  • Increased awareness of the circular economy 
  • Knowledge of the circular economy and ways it may impact them 
  • Examples of the application of circular economy 

Manufacturing leaders, operations managers, and SMEs interested in learning about the circular economy. 

This course has been developed by the University of Strathclyde.

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Dates & Venues

DateAvailable now
LocationSelf-directed online learning
Duration1-2 hours approximately
Course tokenAMCFCIRC22

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