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Retrofit Construction Course

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As part of the UK Community Renewal Fund we are offering a Free adult training course for anyone in West Yorkshire.

'Retrofit' refers to the process of making changes to existing buildings so that energy consumption and emissions are reduced. 

Please register your interest and the training provider will contact you with further information. 

Course details

Course provider: West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges 

Eligibility - you must be aged 19+ and live in West Yorkshire.

Industry: Construction 

Start dates: 18th and ends on the 26th August

Duration: 8 days

Venue: Leeds College of Building, South Bank, North Street campuses, Leeds, LS101EF

Overview/summary of training

The training will upskill participants to consider the question “If we were retrofitting a house to improve its efficiency, what would you recommend is done to it?”

This training will develop skills in retrofitting homes including loft, cavity wall and external insulation, draught proofing and double/secondary glazing. It will also cover the advantages of environmentally friendly appliances and equipment i.e., condensing boilers, solar panels, programable thermostat/thermostatic radiator valves and the merits of energy efficient appliances.

Participants will also develop the essential ‘future ready’ in-demand skills that will allow them to tackle everyday challenges and opportunities in any workplace.

If you are interested in hearing more about this course, please complete the contact form. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon with further information.

Retrofit Skills Connect Eligibility: Must be aged 19 or over on the course start date. Employed, Self-Employed and Unemployed participants are eligible. Must have the right to legally reside and work in the UK and live in the West Yorkshire region. Participants cannot be in full time education or on an apprenticeship at the time of joining. Must not have undertaken a Skills Connect course in the past (an individual can only receive funding for one course). Participants who are ‘Economically Inactive’ are not eligible for this project.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and is part of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Futuregoals campaign.