• We want to train 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030 to deliver warm, healthy and low carbon homes

  • A Retrofit Toolkit

    Here to help local authorities deliver PAS 2035 compliance

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  • Join the UK Retrofit Training Network

    Opportunity for all LEP areas

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Retrofit Academy

Vision and Purpose

Our vision is a world where every home is warm, healthy and low carbon. That can only be realised by insulating and decarbonising millions of homes over the next few decades. The UK Green Building Council say that 1.8 homes per minute will need to retrofitted to deliver the UK government’s commitment to net zero by 2050.

To do this we need thousands of new retrofitters, delivering home decarbonisation at a scale never seen before. 

The Retrofit Academy CIC has a mission to train over 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030. We develop new qualifications and training courses to support people and organisations to deliver high-quality and large-scale retrofit. We also support colleges and universities nationwide by training their trainers and licensing our training courses.

LEARN

The Retrofit Academy develops, delivers and licenses best-in-class courses and qualifications relating to the retrofit challenge.

SUPPORT

We help industry, academia and government to understand and deliver whole house retrofit at scale. 

NETWORK

We work with government agencies, employers and clients to create jobs and growth through the retrofit economy.

Why Learn with The Retrofit Academy?What Makes Us Special?

Retrofit is in our DNA. We are trusted by industry and government to develop and deliver qualifications that will deliver a competent workforce. 

  • Our courses are developed by the leading experts in their fields
  • They are constantly reviewed for accuracy and best practice
  • Learners are supported and mentored into practice through our membership scheme
  • Our strong links with employers and clients connects supply with demand, opening doors for you
Why Join The Retrofit Academy?How we Support Organisations to Retrofit Effectively

Members of The Retrofit Academy benefit from access to:

  • curating an online Knowledge Base
  • building tools and software
  • staging regular Summits, Masterclasses and Clubs
  • developing toolkits and resources
  • providing technical guidance 
  • authoring new guidance

We have created The Retrofit Academy memberships to support the growth and development of the UK retrofit industry. By combining our state-of-the-art learning resources with industry-leading technical expertise and a growing professional network we will help deliver warm, comfortable, and efficient homes for all by upskilling retrofit professionals and maintaining compliance with PAS 2035 standards.

Membership of the Academy gives you exclusive access to industry training and technical guidance, a growing archive of industry analysis and insight, dedicated working groups, CPD programmes, professional networking through the Retrobook service, and so much more.

Take a look at the memberships page to discover more benefits of joining.

Supporting Employers and ClientsHelping the Retrofit Sector to Develop the Skilled Workforce it Needs

We don’t just train individuals wanting to develop a career in retrofit. We work closely with key stakeholders to develop the supply chains they will need to deliver net zero housing. We have:

  • Partnerships with local authorities, college groups and universities nationwide
  • a National Retrofit Employer Group consisting of the largest contractors and managing agents
  • a National Retrofit Client Group drawn from the largest social landlords

We publish guidance to the sector – for example download our free Social Housing Toolkit.

Testimonials

  • “I will now think of the install as part of a whole package rather than a single measure. What impact it will have on a building and how it can be altered to better fit with other measures either present or potential.”

    Installer
  • “The course gave me new insights into testing, monitoring and evaluation. This will have an immediate positive impact on how we collect data and how it will collate with other potential improvements.”

    Insulation Installer
  • “The training is invaluable to anyone working, managing or specifying building projects – especially in energy retrofit.”

    ERDF Project Manager
  • “As a result of the course I will now ensure handovers on site are thorough and all considerations and solutions are imposed in order to make a property as air tight as possible”

    Main Contractor
  • “I completed the course last month and just wanted to say a massive thanks. The course has showed me lots of new things and help develop my own business. An extra thanks to Alan Pither who has been a big help and a real fountain of knowledge.”
    Rob Garner, Installations Director at Green Hut Energy
  • “Following several challenging years of delivering the Energy Company Obligation this course has gone a long way in re-igniting my passion for domestic energy efficiency.”
    Andrew Powell, Commercial Developer, Domestic Energy Services, npower
  • “I completed the course last month and just wanted to say a massive thanks. The course has showed me lots of new things and help develop my own business. An extra thanks to Alan Pither who has been a big help and a real fountain of knowledge.”
    Rob Garner, Installations Director at Green Hut Energy
  • “Thermal bridging and condensation are a day to day part of what I do and I am already wording my onsite reports in a different way as a result of the course.”
    Energy Assessor
  • “The qualification has allowed me to give more professional advice to customers looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes”
    Energy Assessor
  • “I completed the course last month and just wanted to say a massive thanks. The course has showed me lots of new things and helped develop my own business. An extra thanks to Alan Pither who has been a big help and a real fountain of knowledge.”
    Rob Garner, Installations Director, Green Hut Energy
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