Our low-carbon home retrofit project, Futureproof, has 50 heavily subsidised places on its online training course on whole house retrofit for unemployed builders and contractors.

The course comprises ten 1-hour video training sessions which can be done from home and at a time that suits the learner. The training by provided by Futureproof project partners, The Green Register, a trusted, independent and nationally recognised organisation with 20 years’ delivery of expert training in sustainable construction. The cost is £100.

The ten units of the Futureproof Essentials course are:

  • Introduction to Sustainable Building
  • Introduction to Building Physics
  • Introduction to PAS2035
  • Assessing Retrofit
  • Lifecycle Analysis of Building Materials
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Good Practice Ventilation
  • Integrating Building Services
  • Sustainable Water Use in Retrofit

The Green Register’s Charlotte Surrey, said “There’s a healthy demand out there for workers who understand low-carbon domestic retrofit, and we hope that this skilling-up offer is a bridge back into the trade for unemployed builders or contractors.”

> You can apply and pay for the subsidised low-carbon retrofit training on The Green Register’s website https://www.greenregister.org.uk/futureproof

This offer is part of a wider Futureproof Skills & Certification programme which includes the training outlined above along with certification in PAS2030:19 and Trustmark registration.