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Government Funded Training Opportunities

Train as a DEA and Retrofit Assessor, or upskill in Older and Traditional Buildings at just a fraction of the cost.

Elmhurst has been selected as an approved training provider within the government’s Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition (More information available below). This means that for a limited time only, our most popular Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) and Retrofit Assessor courses and our brand new Older and Traditional Buildings course have been heavily subsidised.

This will give individuals completely new to the energy assessment industry, those not in work, and existing DEAs and Retrofit Professionals an opportunity to develop new skills and build a fantastic career in this growing sector.

About The Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition

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The Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition (HDSTC) is a £9.2m scheme to provide grant awards to a range of training organisations to deliver courses to support the domestic retrofit workforce. The funding is provided by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and managed by the Midlands Net Zero Hub.

Appointed training providers will offer training courses to support installers operating across the different domestic retrofit schemes that are run by DESNZ, including Sustainable Warmth Competition and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The training will lead to a recognised qualification across three work packages: insulation, heat pumps, and retrofit accreditation.

These work packages have been designed around anticipated industry requirements and will look to address key shortage areas that currently exist within the supply chain. The competition is expected to deliver approximately 9,000 courses.

Building expertise in the supply chain in this way will also help build capacity and resilience for home energy retrofit delivery more widely, as well as scaling up delivery further as Government works towards meeting its 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation targets.

Tackling climate change remains a priority in the UK, and in 2019, the Government set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, more than 30 million homes need to be decarbonised.