NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE: Apply Now for our Fast-Track Retrofit Coordinator Programme
The Retrofit Academy CIC has been awarded additional funding under the Green Home Grant (GHG) Skills Training Competition to train an additional 138 Retrofit Coordinators by 30th September 2021.
The competition aims to support government schemes such as the Local Authority Delivery Phase 2 (LAD 2), Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) and Energy Company Obligation (ECO). These projects will need fully-qualified Retrofit Coordinators to deliver work in compliance with PAS 2035. This funding will provide the training and ongoing support these individuals need to start acting as Retrofit Coordinator.
The funding will cover 100% of the course fees and membership of The Retrofit Academy Centre of Excellence for 12 months.
Who is this programme is aimed at?
Priority will be given to applicants who:
- work for Local Authorities and Social Landlords who are working on LAD or SHDF schemes, OR
- are existing built environment professionals such as architects, surveyors and construction managers who wish to practice as a Retrofit Coordinator to work on those schemes, OR
- those not currently in education, employment or training who are looking to train to practice as a Retrofit Coordinator as their main occupation working on schemes like SHDF, LAD and ECO.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Applicants MUST meet all of the following course eligibility criteria:
- You must hold a minimum of 12 Level 3 credits in a built environment subject.
- You must have at least two years of experience of working on retrofit projects, or within the energy efficiency or built environment sectors.
- You must have the professional skills and behaviours of a built environment professional (e.g. experience of project management, customer care, contract management, managing tender processes, etc.)
- You must live in England, Wales or Scotland but be willing to work on projects in England.
The programme is only open to those committed to practice as a TrustMark-accredited Retrofit Coordinator once they have qualified.
About the Fast-Track Programme
The programme will start in June 2021 and will conclude no later than 30th September 2021. Learners must commit to completing the course and all assignments by this date. This will involve approximately 150 hours(*) of teaching, self-study and assessment.
Learners will be charged a £500 deposit, which will be returned in full once the course has been successfully completed. However this will be forfeited should you not complete the course by 30th September.
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Enrolment on the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management
- Access to the eLearning course and assignments
- 2-days expert tuition via a Retrofit Coordinator Bootcamp plus ongoing tutor support
- A copy of BSI PAS 2035 and PAS 2030 (2019)
- 12-month membership to The Retrofit Academy Centre of Excellence, which provides access to our resources and templates.
- Advice on finding work as a Retrofit Coordinator and/or to help set up a business.
- Membership to a TrustMark Retrofit Coordinator scheme (subject to availability).
(*) The total time commitment is likely to be at least 150 hours. Learners must commit to completing the programme and assignments no later than 30 September 2021.
When to Apply
Applications are now being accepted via the form below. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, provided applicants meet the funding and eligibility criteria described above. Places will be capped at no more than two per organisation. The sooner you apply, the sooner we will be able to provide you with access to the online learning materials (and the more time you will have to study).