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Free Construction Retrofit Courses

Free Construction Retrofit Courses

The West Midlands Combined Authority is working with training providers across the region to offer FREE construction retrofitting courses.

These courses include:

Air Source Heat Pump Installation Course

Fenestration Training

Insulation & Building Treatment Training

Electrical Testing and Inspection Training

Solar Thermal Hot Water Training


Prepare your workforce for a greener future. Find your local FREE course today and book your place.

The West Midlands region has a target to be carbon neutral by 2041, but to do this we have lots of work to do.

All new homes are built to an energy-efficient standard but these form a small number of the homes within the region. More homeowners in the region will be encouraged via grant funding to make energy-efficient improvements to their homes. We need tradespeople who are fully training and qualified to carry out this work.

FAQs

Retrofitting a property is about upgrading homes for increased energy efficiency and low energy consumption. This can be through a range of activities such as fitting energy-efficient lightbulbs to fitting solar heating.

Property owners are being encouraged to retrofit their homes as an energy-efficient home will be cheaper to run and will have less of an impact on the environment. A higher energy rating can also increase the value of a property.

The West Midlands region has a target to be carbon neutral by 2041, to achieve this, we have lots of work to do.

All new homes are built to an energy-efficient standard but these currently only form a small number of the homes within the region. More homeowners in the region will be encouraged via grant funding to make energy-efficient improvements to their homes. We need tradespeople who are fully training and qualified to carry out this work.

These courses are completely FREE if you are over 19 and have been a resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

What qualifications can I gain?

The training and assessment have been designed to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and fault-finding of ground and air source heat pump systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.

This qualification helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills required to professionally carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations. This qualification offers three pathways depending on the type of inspection and testing required or previous qualifications gained by learners.

This course has been designed to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and fault-finding of solar thermal hot water systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.

Course information coming soon.

Course information coming soon.

Where and when can I study?