The Retrofit Academy CIC is a not-for-profit training company dedicated to improving the capabilities of the UK retrofit sector. We work with leading experts to develop and deliver specialist training that equips people with the knowledge and skills to deliver retrofit excellence.Our mission is to ensure that the UK has a sufficient number of retrofit professionals to enable the roll-out of deep retrofit at scale.
Our main focus is on the role of the Retrofit Coordinator. Since June 2019, the role has been made mandatory for rerofit projects, delivered under BSI PAS 2035. The Retrofit Academy team foresaw the need for Retrofit Coordinators many years ago, and helped define the role.To date we have successfully trained hundreds of Retrofit Coordinators.
The Retrofit Academy CIC Chief Executive David Pierpoint explains more about the role of the Academy in the future of retrofit and energy efficiency.
Over the past couple of years, The Academy has led a project to create The Open College Network Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management. This is the first nationally-accredited qualification of its type. The Academy is now the only BSI approved and recognised TrustMark provider of the qualification.
Built environment professionals from a range of backgrounds can train to become Retrofit Coordinators. Once qualified, they are approved to deliver whole-house retrofit projects, which embrace retrofit best practice and PAS 2035.
The Diploma is available either through e-Learning or Blended Learning, combining e-Learning with classroom-based sessions.