OUR MISSION

To develop 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030

Building a collaborative network to tackle the retrofit skills crisis

The Retrofit Academy Network (RAN) is a collaboration between government, industry and clients, facilitated by The Retrofit Academy CIC.

The Network has a clear aim:


To build a competent and capable workforce to deliver housing decarbonisation in the United Kingdom.

It was established in 2022, to address the chronic shortage of retrofitters, both trades and professional. It is estimated that more than 400,000 new people need to enter and become competent to retrofit our homes just to achieve our 2030 carbon-saving targets.

The Network operates on two levels: national and local. In each case, the Academy aims to support the development of long-term and sustainable infrastructure. Ultimately this will lead to the delivery of vast amounts of high-quality retrofit training delivered locally and to a high standard.


National:

Developing courses and qualifications
National Steering Group
National Retrofit Employers’ Group
National Retrofit Clients’ Group
Securing government investment for retrofit skills Promoting Retrofit Careers nationwide Developing Career Pathways
Creating the national curriculum for retrofit Aggregating retrofit demand and supply Linking trainees to jobs and business growth

Local:

We work in partnership with local authorities and others to develop the local infrastructure required for long-term success. We also work with local educational providers to upskill tutors, generate demand, provide consistent assessment and learner support. Both partnerships operate under a Licensing Model featuring:

Local Infrastructure Partnership License
Retrofit Training Partnership License

KEY POINTS ON OUR JOURNEY

COMPETENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

We understand what makes people and organisations fit for retrofit. We develop the qualifications and content that form the curriculum for retrofit nationwide.

BUILDING LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

We work with local authorities and government agencies, building partnerships that will support the development of robust, local supply chains. We help to capture social value and stimulate the green economy.

CREATING CLIENTS & EMPLOYER RELATIONSHIPS NATIONWIDE

We aggregate demand from high-quality employers who will create jobs for the people we train.

RETROFIT MARKET INTELLIGENCE

We map demand and supply based on current and future projects to inform where supply chain investment is most urgently needed.

PROMOTING RETROFIT CAREERS

We define career pathways and promote retrofit careers to school leavers, graduates, NEETs and career switchers. We want to attract new talent to the retrofit sector.

QUALITY ASSURED TRAINING NETWORK

We develop and curate educational content and support training providers to deliver locally as part of the Retrofit Academy Training Network.

SUPPORTING INDUSTRY & GOVERNMENT

We work with industry and government to tackle wicked problems, providing support and guidance and spotlighting excellence.

BUILDING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE & CREATING JOBS

We bring learners and employers together to build careers and shape the workforce of the future.

DELIVERING MAJOR PROJECTS

We secure investment from government, industry and philanthropic sources to scale up retrofit capability and capacity.

T: 0330 055 7629
E: info@retrofitacademy.org
A: Barn 4, Dunston Business Village,
Stafford Road, Stafford, ST18 9AB

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