Essex’s Fully-Funded
Retrofit Training and Qualifications

This project was 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.

Applications are now closed.

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.


Who’s this for:

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



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

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.


Who’s this for:

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



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.


Who’s this for:

SMEs wanting to work on retrofit projects.

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.

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

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

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