Free retrofit training course launches

Heating engineers and contractors can now access a free course by The Retrofit Academy to help kickstart their retrofit careers. 

Dive into the world of retrofit with a FREE course from The Retrofit Academy.

The new online course, Retrofit 101, has been curated and designed to provide information about the fundamentals of domestic retrofit and why it is important in driving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. 

Aiming to bolster understanding of retrofit for heating professionals and work they may already be doing to improve energy efficiency in buildings; the course is designed to unlock the potential for professionals to progress into further retrofit qualifications as they develop their careers. 

As government policy and funding for decarbonising homes and buildings grows, the workforce required to deliver high-quality retrofit at scale must be quickly developed to meet growing demand. The organisation has launched the Retrofit 101 course to give more people than ever a chance to understand the retrofit process, why domestic retrofit is needed, learn about what goes into retrofit advice and understand the retrofit career paths available for people. 

Sharing a wealth of retrofit wisdom

David Pierpoint, CEO and founder of The Retrofit Academy, said: “We have been developing and delivering accredited retrofit training courses since 2016 and have unlocked careers for thousands of individuals already. To create the workforce needed to decarbonise all homes in the UK, however, we must go further.

“With that in mind, we’ve developed our free introductory course with the aim of sharing our wealth of retrofit knowledge with as many people as possible, which we hope will make the world of retrofit even more attractive to a broader talent pool. 

“Whether an individual is eager to unlock a new career in the built environment, or a company is looking to upskill its team in energy efficiency considerations, Retrofit 101 provides a fundamental starting point to launch into the sector.

“From here, there is the opportunity to take on more of the leading qualifications from The Retrofit Academy and take on the thousands of roles opening up to deliver large-scale, high-quality retrofit across the UK.”