Essex’s Fully-Funded
Retrofit Training and Qualifications

This project is fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund

Why Retrofit Career Development?

The Retrofit Academy is an industry-leading not-for-profit organisation, central to delivering training and support to the next generation of retrofit professionals in the UK.

Our vision is a world where every home is warm, healthy and low carbon. To create the efficient homes required to meet the UK’s emissions goals, the country needs an army of retrofitters in professional, technical and skilled craft roles. And that’s where we come in.

The Retrofit Academy is working together with Essex County Council to deliver multiple Retrofit career development opportunities across Essex. The new programme of courses is fully funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and is here to deliver leading-edge retrofit training and qualifications to help both teams and individuals prepare as demand for energy efficiency in residences increases.

Fully-Funded Guidance, Training and Business Support for Retrofit

Scroll down to learn about the opportunities available to learn more about retrofit and how the project can help you expand your knowledge, gain new qualifications and grow your business

The Leadership Guides to Retrofit

Retrofit can seem like it’s too complicated, too technical or someone else’s job but it’s important we all play our part. Fuel poverty is more than ever crippling many families in the UK and making homes more energy efficient by retrofitting them is part of the solution. We have produced some guides for time poor people who really need to know about retrofit.

We’ll be releasing these guides over the coming weeks. For now, the first 3 guides are available and free to download. Simply click the topic below which you’re interested in, fill in the form and get access.

Why retrofit?

Decarbonisation of heat

Why whole house retrofit?

Why fabric first?

Retrofit risks – EWI below DPC

Retrofit risks – Ventilation.

The Leadership Guide to Retrofit

Level 2: Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

A comprehensive and easy to follow introduction to whole-house retrofit. Learners will gain an understanding of what domestic retrofit is, what it is supposed to achieve, what you need to know when working in the industry, and what to look out for when installing energy efficiency measures in homes.

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Who’s this for:

Those who are new to the world of domestic retrofit, or those who have some experience of energy efficiency projects already, or for organisation wanting their employees to have an awareness of domestic retrofit principles and practices.

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Learning:

30 hours: eLearning supported by a one-day tutor-led session

COURSES STARTING EVERY 2 WEEKS WHILST PLACES REMAIN AVAILABLE

Level 3: Certificate in Domestic Retrofit Advice

Retrofit Advisors are the first point of contact in a customer’s retrofit journey, advising and supporting the process with a customer-first approach. Learners will gain detailed knowledge of the retrofit sector, the roles within, and how to deliver best-in-class retrofit advice.

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Who’s this for:

Those looking for a career in retrofit customer service or wanting to advise customers and clients about retrofitting their homes by providing information and guidance about the retrofit process.

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Learning:

132 hours: blended learning with online tutor-led bootcamps

COURSE STARTS: JULY 2022

Level 4: Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment

The role of a Retrofit Assessor is to survey properties and prepare a report in-line with a Retrofit Coordinator’s requirements. Learners will be provided with full training and support on how to conduct a detailed retrofit assessment.

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Who’s this for:

Existing Domestic Energy Assessor’s wanting to work on retrofit projects carrying out essential retrofit assessments.

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Learning:

40 hours: eLearning supported by a one-day tutor-led bootcamp

NEXT COURSE STARTS: JULY 2022

Level 5: Diploma in Retrofit Coordination & Risk Management

Retrofit Coordinators manage the PAS 2035 process throughout a project. Crucially, the Retrofit Coordinator ensures compliance with the procurement, specification, and delivery of measures in all domestic retrofit projects.

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Who’s this for:

Built environment professionals looking to manage retrofit projects, ensuring that they are PAS 2035 compliant.

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Learning:

145 hours: eLearning with options for online or tutor-led bootcamps

PAS 2030 SME Support

In addition to the education and upskilling programmes, there is also fully-funded organisational support for Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the region. Companies working within the sector can apply for support in gaining PAS 2030 Installer accreditation and 12-month support from a reputable accreditation organisation and gain the prestigious Trustmark approval.

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Who’s this for:

SMEs wanting to work on retrofit projects.

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK, to pilot programmes and new approaches to build community resilience and prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.  For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus

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