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Department For Education
Skills For Life
West Midlands Combined Authority

West Midlands Funded Retrofit Training

Funded retrofit training and qualifications in the West Midlands.

What are skills bootcamps?

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

As long as you live or work in areas offering bootcamps, you will be eligible to apply. This includes unemployed, employed and self-employed individuals. The bootcamps are flexible and will involve online guided learning designed to work around your schedule, workshops and assignments.

*Self-employed and unemployed candidates who pass the eligibility criteria required receive full funding towards their course. Match funding required for employed learners based on company head count.

OUR FUNDED COURSES

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN Domestic Retrofit Advice

This course is for those interested in becoming a retrofit advisor. Learners will gain detailed knowledge of the retrofit sector, the roles within it and how to deliver best-in-class retrofit advice.

Who’s this for?

Those interested in advising homeowners and residents about the value of domestic retrofit, providing guidance throughout the process.

Duration and Content:

38 hours’ e-learning

One-day expert-led session

Assessment:

One written assignment per module

Final professional discussion

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:

12-week fast-track programme

Assessment:

One written assignment per module

Final professional discussion

LEVEL 4 AWARD IN Domestic RETROFIT assessment

This course is for those interested in becoming a retrofit assessor. They survey properties and prepare a report according to a retrofit coordinator’s requirements. Learners will be taken through this process in detail.

Who’s this for?

Those with some experience in domestic energy assessment looking to work on large-scale retrofit projects across the country.

Duration and Content:

40 hours’ e-learning

One-day expert-led session

Assessment:

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:

145 hours’ e-learning

One-day expert-led session

Assessment:

One written assignment per module

A case study and final professional discussion