Green Homes Grant Skills - Government Funded Support and Training now available
At the end of December, the Government announced the successful applicants to their Green Homes Grant Skills Training Competition. The aim of the funding is to support the delivery of the Green Homes Grant scheme through
- provision of training in a range of skills, including installation of energy efficiency measures and renewable heating
- support to help existing contractors achieve TrustMark registration and/or MCS certification
- support and training to help existing contractors gain PAS2030 certification
- training in Whole House Retrofit knowledge and awareness, including training in Retrofit Assessor and Retrofit Coordinator skills to PAS2035 standard
While the Government closed the Green Homes Grant Voucher scheme at the end of March, there are several other Government funded energy efficiency schemes that continue to operate and require retrofit assessors, coordinators and contractors with the appropriate skills and accreditations to install insulation and renewable heating systems.
If you’re a contractor looking for support with any of the above, or looking to qualify as a Retrofit Assessor or Retrofit Coordinator - this is a fantastic opportunity to access government funded training and support.
GOV.UK has an informative list of several organisations providing Green Homes Grant skills training – this list compiles those available in the South East or that have available training online. Below we are adding links directly to training, as and when they become available.
BESA are offering a heat pump installer course designed to upskill qualified plumbing, heating and RAC engineers to correctly install and maintain domestic heat pumps. The course is currently only available online.
Elmhurst are offering a number of online training courses covering retrofit assessor training and accreditation.
Hampshire Training and Assessments are offering online training courses covering heating and hot water controls.
Optimum Energy are offering an online training course that covers Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal, Surveys, MCS accreditation & Trustmark Registration.
GTEC are offering online training via their Renewable Heat Installer Training and Support Scheme (RHITSS) which aims to help installers gain the qualifications and certification required to become registered installation companies under the Green Homes Grant Scheme.
Think Construction are offering training that covers insulation, including measures such as external wall, cavity wall and cold roof insulation.
Farnborough College are offering a number of courses that aim to upskill existing Plumbing or Electrician technicians with training covering insulation, heat pumps and solar thermal, heating and hot water controls.
Heat Geek are offering online training that covers heat pumps and solar thermal plus heating and hot water controls.