Skills For Life

SURREY Funded Retrofit Training

Find out more about undertaking funded retrofit training and qualifications in the Surrey area!

What are skills bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps offer funded* flexible courses for up to 16 weeks, allowing people to build sector-specific skills and launch their careers in energy efficiency and retrofit roles. They are designed to ensure adults can retrain and upskill whatever their starting point, providing a clear line of site to a new role, opportunity or contract.

You will be eligible to apply if you can provide proof of living or working in the Surrey area. The Skills Bootcamps include flexible online guided learning designed to work around your schedule, workshops and assignments.

*Fully funded for unemployed, self-employed and career changers. For learners put forward by their company (co-funded) the employer pays match funding up to 10% for an SME (1-249 employees) and up to 30% for a Large Enterprise (250+ employees).


Level 3 Award in Domestic Energy Assessment and Level 4 Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment

A domestic energy assessor (DEA) is a professional who conducts energy assessments, producing energy performance certificates (EPCs) for residential properties. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to assess the energy efficiency of a home and provide recommendations for improving its energy performance. It includes full accreditation on graduation.

Who’s this for?

Ideally, you will have experience or interest in the built-environment and housing sector or are looking to make a career change into retrofit.


15th July
26th August

Duration and Content:

8-week fast-track programme
You will be required to attend two full weeks of learning on Week 1 and Week 5 of the course, an onsite practical demonstration, as well as independent eLearning study of up to 20 hours per week in the weeks in between.


One written assignment per module.

Final professional discussion.

Upon successful graduation of the Level 4 Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment, learners who applied from the 1st July 2024 will be awarded Trustmark Accreditation for the role of Retrofit Assessor through the new TRA/Sterling Accreditation scheme.