The Retrofit Academy CIC (TRA) is pleased to announce the establishment of its Qualification and Curriculum Panel (QCP). The aim of the QCP is to lead the development of world class qualifications and learning excellence, to create a world where every home is warm, healthy, and low carbon.
The QCP’s purpose is to develop, improve, and review the quality assurance of the Academy’s qualifications, course materials, delivery, and assessment methodologies. It is constituted from people representing the retrofit sector at the very highest level, as well as industry practitioners and education and training specialists. Its work will involve reviewing, advising, and contributing to the development of:
The panel will also serve as an ‘early warning’ mechanism for addressing any new retrofit sector developments, changes to standards (e.g., PAS 2035, government initiatives).
The panel is chaired by TRA Chief Executive Officer, David Pierpoint, and membership includes:
Other panel members can also be co-opted where required and there will also be mechanisms put in place for wider consultation.
The QCP has already met and has established a development programme for taking several projects forward. Its members, as well as attending panel meetings, will also be ‘hands on’ in tackling specific projects.
One of the first projects, is to conduct a thorough review of retrofit standards, competencies, qualifications, and assessment methodologies. Coupled with this will be a through review of the career progression opportunities within the sector, including the production of a career progression map.
David Pierpoint explains; ‘The QCP is the next exciting chapter in the development and evolution of the Retrofit Academy. I am delighted to have such well respected people, from the highest levels in the retrofit sector, who will help us to shape and influence the future of retrofit standards, qualifications, education, and training.
It is intended that the panel becomes a permanent feature of the Academy, as the retrofit agenda, including government drivers to deliver on carbon emissions, will ensure that high levels of retrofit expertise, as well the ability to deliver competent retrofit professionals, is required now and for many years to come’.