18 training providers receive funding to upskill the domestic retrofit workforce

18 training providers across England have been awarded funding through the Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition this month. The competition is run by the Midlands Net Zero Hub on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and has seen £9.2m committed to the scheme.

The Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition will support training providers to set up and run courses across three work packages: Insulation, Heat Pumps, and Retrofit Assessor and Coordinator. It is hoped that nearly 9,000 training courses will be completed which will support with the delivery of a range of Government-funded domestic retrofit schemes.

The courses are aimed at tradespeople or businesses who work, or want to work, in the energy efficiency, domestic retrofit, or low carbon heating sectors. Through the scheme, they will be equipped with the vital skills needed to install energy efficiency or low carbon heating measures in homes across the country. Supporting the green economy through these courses will also help towards reducing instances of fuel poverty while minimising carbon emissions from domestic properties.

Successful training providers

More details on the courses offered, eligibility criteria, and information on how to apply for the courses can be found on the training providers’ websites.


Note: the following page has been updated on 27.02.2023 with further successful applicants to the scheme.