The Green Register offers FREE retrofit training places to construction professionals in the Somerset and WECA areas

Submitted by Tess S on Wed, 03/09/2022 - 09:39

The Green Register is delighted to offer 30 fully funded retrofit training places for construction professionals based in Somerset and 50 places for those in the WECA region of Bristol, B&NES and South Gloucestershire. Learners meeting the eligibility criteria will benefit from training with The Green Register’s online Futureproof Essentials training course, which provides cornerstone knowledge on the key aspects of sustainable construction and retrofit.  

The funded places are available through the Somerset Retrofit Accelerator project and WECA. Both initiatives are using Community Renewal Funding to support householders seeking energy-efficient renovation for their homes and to train construction professionals – contractors, trades, builders’ merchants, architects and others – to gain skills in retrofit, ready to provide sustainability improvements to homes in the region.  

 

Somerset Retrofit Accelerator Community Renewal Fund programme 

30 training places are available for construction professionals available on a first-come-first-serve basis to those meeting the eligibility requirements. The following discount code can be used to access the course free of charge.  

Discount code: SRA22 

 

WECA Community Renewal Fund programme 

50 training places are available for construction professionals available on a first-come-first-serve basis to those meeting the eligibility requirements. The following discount code can be used to access the course free of charge. 

Discount code: WECACRF22 

 

Eligibility requirements 

To benefit from the free training offer, applicants must  

  • Be a contractor, tradesperson, architect, surveyor, building control officer, builders’ merchant, planner, retrofit assessor or any other construction professional either in employment or not currently employed 

  • Have a registered business or home address in either Somerset or WECA (Bristol, B&NES or South Gloucestershire)  

  • Register for the course no later than 2nd June 2022 

  • Complete the course no later than 27th June 2022 

 

Register to apply for the training course here.

 

About the course 

The Futureproof Essentials course is an online introductory training package designed to help learners to start to understand the Whole House Retrofit (WHR) approach. The following topics are included in the course:  

  • why building sustainably matters for our future 

  • standards and guidance available for assessing retrofit projects 

  • specifying low impact building materials 

  • minimising moisture movement in buildings 

  • optimising the efficiency of building services 

  • good practice solid wall insulation 

  • efficient use of water 

  • airtightness and ventilation strategies 

 

Learners will benefit from certification from The Green Register and third-party NOCN One Award certification upon successful completion of the course.  

General information about the Futureproof Essentials training course can be found here

 

Contact: Charlotte Surrey 

Email:  futureproof@greenregister.org.uk