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Green Homes Grant Skills  - Government Funded Support and Training now available

At the end of December, the Government announced the successful applicants to their Green Homes Grant Skills Training Competition.  The aim of the funding is to support the delivery of the Green Homes Grant scheme through

  • provision of training in a range of skills, including installation of energy efficiency measures and renewable heating
  • support to help existing contractors achieve TrustMark registration and/or MCS certification
  • support and training to help existing contractors gain PAS2030 certification
  • training in Whole House Retrofit knowledge and awareness, including training in Retrofit Assessor and Retrofit Coordinator skills to PAS2035 standard

If you’re a contractor looking for support with any of the above, or looking to qualify as a Retrofit Assessor or Retrofit Coordinator - this is a fantastic opportunity to access government funded training and support.

GOV.UK has an informative list of several businesses providing Green Homes Grant skills training – this list compiles those available in the South East or that have available training online.  Below we are adding links directly to training, as and when they become available.


North West Skills Academy

'Get your Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card with a Fully Funded Insulation NVQ Level 2 100% with North West Skills Academy. Training will be delivered both online and via face to face sessions, whilst its geographical coverage is extended to the North West, North East, Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber, South West and South East.’


Optimum Energy

'This course covers Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal, Surveys, MCS accreditation & Trustmark Registration.  This time limited course is supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in conjunction with the Green Homes Grant team and run by the Midlands Energy Hub. It is funded by BEIS with a small candidate contribution required in order to meet state aid rules.  The course covers Heat loss calculations and surveys, Heat Pump theory and installation, Solar Thermal fundamentals, gaining MCS accreditation and Trustmark Registration. The purpose is to increase the number of installers and surveyors in these sectors to meet the rapidly growing demand in these markets.'  

The Retrofit Academy

'The Retrofit Academy is a not-for-profit training company dedicated to improving the capabilities of the UK retrofit sector with a funded Retrofit Coordinator course . Please note that this course closes its applications on the 10th January.  They are also offering ‘understanding domestic retrofit’ training for new and existing energy efficiency installers.'



‘GTEC specialises in the provision of electrical, renewable, DEA, oil and renewable heating technologies and training. The Renewable Heat Installer Training and Support Scheme (RHITSS) is designed to help deliver the Green Homes Voucher Scheme and aims to help installers gain the qualifications and certification required to become registered installation companies under the Green Homes Grant Scheme.'


Think Construction

'Think Construction Skills Ltd provides a nationwide on-site assessment training for a wide range of construction based NVQs and has up-skilled several thousand learners through NVQ on-site assessments. TCS will deliver training across a range of insulation measures.’ 


Farnborough College of Technology

‘The project will be delivered in a mixture of online /remote teaching along with some face to face in the College or the workplace. Its geographical coverage is across the South East.’


Heat Geeks

‘Heat Geek gives expert advice on technical aspects of the heating industry to professionals and discerning end users. The geographical coverage will expand to all hub areas across England.’



We'll update this list as more info becomes available.

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