Retrofit Training Launched for Construction Professionals

There is a growing and urgent need for retrofit, but progress is being held back by a lack of specialist skills across the construction sector. At People Powered Retrofit, we're tackling this skills gap with retrofit courses for all members of the industry to learn the fundamentals of this crucial retrofit work.

The 2-day Retrofit Fundamentals course is taught by People Powered Retrofit's team, who bring their experience working in domestic retrofit into the course.

Peer learning is a key element of the course. By bringing together construction professionals from a range of backgrounds - from joiners to architects, and site managers to retrofit consultants - the training breaks down barriers between parts of the supply chain, enables participants to make connections, and helps to build a network of retrofitters that carries on beyond the classroom.

A person in a green top and personal protective equipment is using a drill in a carpentry workshop

"The training I got through People Powered Retrofit convinced me to turn my woodwork hobby into work. They gave me access to information and to people connected with floor insulation. I also learnt about whole house insulation. They helped me to realise my ambitions, so I didn’t have to go back to my sales job."

Boris Afinogenov, Retrofit Floors
A woman with dark curly hair talks at a table covered in insulation and airtightness materials. A man in the background listens.

"Traditionally, there isn't always communication between design and contractors on projects. On these courses, it's nice to have architects and specifiers in the same room as installers so that people build a shared understanding of retrofit."

Marion Lloyd-Jones, People Powered Retrofit Tutor

In-person courses will take place at The Boiler House in Moss Side, Manchester. This community workshop has step-free access and is easily reached on public transport.

The training is also available as an online course, with 2-hour webinars delivered at morning and evening times, to widen access to anyone in the UK who wants to attend.

Course fees start from £90 for online courses, and £170 for in-person courses. Booking is now open for these dates:

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