This is an exciting new offer aimed at builders and contractors that will further develop the low carbon sector. The programme will offer greatly subsidised training and PAS2030 certification. It is funded by the Midlands Energy Hub (part of Sustainability West Midlands) with the support of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

From this year, we’ll be working with project partners, The Green Register, FCA Consulting and Ocean Certification to deliver a training and certification package comprising Futureproof Essentials online training – developed by The Green Register in tandem with their expert industry trainers – and PAS2030 certification (first measure only) with Trustmark registration.

The Futureproof programme offers training in sustainable building and PAS2030 certification at a heavily subsidised cost

The aim is to increase the supply chain of SME contractors eligible to access Green Homes Grant work and meet demand from customers wishing to use the grant’s voucher scheme. Significantly, whilst Futureproof is focussed on the West of England, the new training and certification programme will be able to offer the package to builders and contractors across England.

The Green Register’s Charlotte Surrey said “The package represents a clear route for contractors becoming eligible to access Green Homes Grant work at a heavily subsidised cost. Our objective is to increase the supply of skilled tradespeople to meet existing and growing customer demand for domestic retrofit work.”

Who is eligible for training and PAS2030 certification?

During the course of the project we aim to train workers from 100 companies on whole-house retrofit and Trustmark registration and get them PAS2030 certified.

We will also put 300 individuals (up to three within the same company) through the comprehensive and well-respected Futureproof Essentials training course in sustainable construction. The course covers modules such as: introduction to sustainable building; roofs walls & floors; airtightness; ventilation; rooflights & windows; sustainable water use; integrating building services; solid-wall insulation; lime; and lifecycle analysis of building materials. (These are subject to change.)

In addition, the project will provide access to Futureproof Essentials at a reduced rate for 50 currently unemployed construction industry workers with the aim of getting them back into work.

“Heavily subsidised”

Charlotte added “This offer will be extremely attractive to many builders and contractors. Not only is the training heavily subsidised, but there is a healthy demand out there for skilled workers who can work on low-carbon domestic retrofits.”

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