Training providers across England can bid for a share of £8.85 million government funding to offer courses in retrofitting and installing insulation
Thousands of people are to be equipped with the right skills to make homes more energy efficient, as training courses will be rolled out across the country.
Training providers, such as colleges and accreditation providers, will be able to bid for a share of £8.85 million to help up to 8,000 people – whether current installers or those new to the industry – develop the skills and expertise needed to retrofit homes with energy saving measures.
The courses will be free or provided at low cost and will cover a range of key energy efficiency measures, from putting in loft insulation to draft proofing measures. This will not only help drive household energy bills down and reduce emissions but represents key employment opportunities for people to stay in and progress in work.
Training providers will have until 25 August 2023 to apply for the funding to deliver the courses, with training places expected to open later this year.