NEW: Introduction to Retrofit course

Retrofit is a booming area of the construction industry, with lots of different trades and types of projects. From solar energy to sustainable refurbishment, this course will introduce you to retrofit and give you knowledge of key construction topics.You will gain a Level 1 college certificate, and can work towards a career in green construction or a level 2/3, supported by the Green Skills Academy.
CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) training is also available, so you can obtain your CSCS card and work safely in construction.
You must be 19+, and able to evidence your right to work or study in the UK. 
The course if fully funded, so FREE for you!
Sign-up here, and read more details below. Contact: greenskillsacademy@rbkc.gov.uk 
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Suitability Suitable for career starters, career changers, and anyone interested in learning about retrofit. You may have already worked in construction and want to build new skills, or you could be entirely new to construction work.
CareersCareers in retrofit and green construction are varied! You could have a career as a Retrofit Assessor or Energy Advisor, or as a specialist tradesperson in exciting technologies, like Heat Pump or Solar Panel Installation. 
Retrofit is growing across the UK, and all construction trades would benefit from retrofit knowledge. Retrofit companies are growing too, meaning there's career opportunities in non-technical roles such as Business Operations and Resident Liaison Officers 
DetailsThe course runs on Thursdays, over 6 weeks. 10am - 3pm, in the Employment and Training Hub at Baseline Studios (W11 4AT).
Thursday 23rd May: Introduction to Domestic Retrofit Thursday 30th May: Improving Energy Efficiency in RetrofitThursday 6th June: Types of Domestic RetrofitThursday 13th June: How to Retrofit Old and Traditional BuildingsThursday 20th June: Safety and Security in RetrofitThursday 27th June: Domestic Retrofit Wrap up
Thursday 4th July: CSCS Card trainingThursday 11th July: CSCS Card training
CSCS Card TrainingYou will have the option of adding Health and Safety Awareness training onto your course, which is a requirement to get a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and work safely in construction. 
EligibilityYou must be 19+You must be able to evidence your right to work or study in the UK (British passport, or settlement/Visa information)

Green Skills Academy:Future-proofing local skills for a carbon-neutral economy.

The Green Skills Academy is an initiative which provides FREE training and work experience for residents, small business owners, and community members in North Kensington and beyond. 
From green construction areas like retrofit, to gardening and upcycling, green skills are in demand across a variety of sectors. All of these jobs and skills are vital for the Borough and the UK to achieve their carbon neutrality goals. These are high-growth industries to be involved in.
If you're an individual, we can help you gain accredited green qualifications to grow your career, or learn new skills to live a greener lifestyle.
If you're a small business, we can help you be more sustainable through green business training.

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Register your interestwith the Green Skills Academy
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Get matched with accredited, green training courses
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Complete your training for a new, green qualification.

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