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Green Skills - Introduction to Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (Online)

Green Skills - Introduction to Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (Online)


Creating an understanding of the importance of hydrogen as a fuel. Beginning with its basic physical and chemical properties, this course culminates in the latest breakthroughs around this highly versatile clean technology.

The purpose of this programme is to introduce the evolution of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen technologies for use today. Learners will gain an appreciation for this promising energy source and will learn how it works in vehicles and devices, as well as its potential applications across many industries. Through hands-on activities and real-world examples, they explore the environmental and economic implications of using hydrogen in our daily lives.

The course examines issues ranging from safety protocols to regulations surrounding the production and transport of hydrogen fuel. By understanding these challenges and uncovering new opportunities, students can help shape a more sustainable future for us all. Finally, participants discover ways to access further knowledge in line with their own interests and initiatives that contribute to a greener world for everyone.
This has been developed to support the race to NetZero and as an important step in an organisation or individual’s sustainability journey.

Our online courses give you the flexibility to manage your life and studies

  • 24-hour access to your online course
  • Maintain earning power while you learn
  • Study around work or family commitments
  • Study in the comfort of your own home.

Start dates and fees

Start date



This course is free for adults aged 19+.

Start DateDay/TimeWksCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
16-18over 19

What will I study?

This is an online course and is made up of the following modules:

  • What is hydrogen and where does it come from?
  • Storing and transporting hydrogen
  • The hydrogen economy
  • Introduction to fuel cells
  • Industrial hydrogen health and safety
  • Applications of fuel cells
  • The future of fuel cells
  • Final assessment.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.

How long is the course?

20 hours over 3 months


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by online multiple choice assessment. The Final assessment - is made up of two multiple choice tests with a pass rate of 60%

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How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the green Sign up button found under 'Next steps' and complete our simple online form.

Once submitted, our team will review your information to ensure you are eligible to study the course (we will get in touch should there be in any issues).

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll be sent an email which contains a link to our online enrolment form for you to complete.

Your enrolment details will then be processed by our team and you will receive an email that will contain a link for you to access your course materials. Please allow 3-5 working days for your enrolment details to be processed.

Next steps

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