Free training course launches to unlock retrofit career paths

Contractors can now access a free course from a leading UK retrofit knowledge and skills provider to kick-start their career in retrofit.

Free training course launches to unlock retrofit career paths

The new online course, Retrofit 101, has been curated and designed by The Retrofit Academy to provide the essential information for anyone wanting to understand what domestic retrofit involves and its vital role in driving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Covering the principles, best practice and why it is so important, the course aims to enhance understanding and to unlock the potential for contractors to progress into further qualifications as they develop their retrofit career.

A rapidly-growing sector

With increasing policy support, funding for home and building decarbonisation continues to increase. The resultant growth in demand for high quality retrofit delivered at scale can only be met through rapid development of a skilled workforce.

With this in mind, The Retrofit Academy has launched the new course to deliver to a far greater number of people an understanding of the process of retrofit, why it is needed in domestic settings and how to advise around retrofitting as well as highlighting career opportunities.

The new course joins a raft of leading accredited courses developed and delivered by The Retrofit Academy since 2016, equipping learners to take on PAS 2035 roles such as Retrofit Coordinator, Assessor and Advisor.

Having already enrolled over 4,000 retrofit professionals and 7,000 learners, the new course aims to encourage many more to consider earning their qualifications and capitalising on the raft of career opportunities that are emerging.

A launch pad

David Pierpoint, CEO and founder of The Retrofit Academy, commented: “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.”