Department For Education
Skills For Life
West Midlands Combined Authority

West Midlands Funded Retrofit Training

Find out more about retrofit training and qualifications in the West Midlands!

Please note: applications close 2 weeks before the cohort start date, so apply today!

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 West Midlands 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.

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.

Cohort Start Dates:
30th August


One written assignment per module.

Final professional discussion.

LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

Retrofit coordinators manage the PAS 2035 process throughout a project. They are critical for ensuring compliance with procurement, specification and delivery of all measures in domestic retrofit projects.

Who’s this for?

Experienced built-environment professionals with management experience and knowledge of PAS 2035. Ideal for those looking to take the next step in their retrofit career.

Duration and Content:

16-week fast-track programme
Each week you will be required to attend a 4-hour virtual expert-led session and complete 4 hours of independent study.

Cohort Start Dates:
23rd August
28th October


One written assignment per module.

A case study and final professional discussion.