FREE Futureproof retrofit training for contractors in the West of England

2 Sep 2020

Do you have the skills to create homes that are more comfortable and use less energy?

Futureproof training offers contractors professional skills in retrofit for a low carbon future. We’ll equip you with the practical knowledge you need to understand how to create homes for your clients that are more comfortable and efficient to run, using less energy and lower impact materials.

Thanks to government support, SME contractors and trades working in the West of England region (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset) are able to access Futureproof training provided by The Green Register free of charge until March 2021.

You’ll gain essential knowledge from a whole-house perspective, considering how each installation relates to another to create a successful retrofit. By learning about the basics of building physics, best practice detailing, low impact materials and renewable technology, you can take your practical knowledge straight to site and be one step ahead along the path to a greener future economy.

With the flexibility of Futureproof training, you can sign up and start training straight away, attending the live-streamed training at times that suit your working day.

Why live-streamed training? We believe that learners get more from attending a live event. You’ll be able to ask questions and chat with the other attendees, acquire information for a specific project you may be working on and benefit from being part of the conversation on ideas, techniques and materials. As part of your training package, you’ll have access to all the resources you need – videos, presentations, further reading and short assessments - to help embed the information. Once you’ve completed your Futureproof training in retrofit, you’ll have the confidence to take a vital role in reducing carbon emissions from the nation’s homes.

Futureproof Level One - FREE of charge to SME contractors and trades working in the West of England

(standard price £299)

The foundations of retrofit knowledge start with Level One.

Complete eleven learning hours on the core principles that underpin good retrofit plus six hours on topics of your choice, all in an interactive environment.

  • Live-streamed training events
  • Assessment on each topic
  • Certification

Core training courses

Additional topic option examples

Introduction to Sustainable Building

Airtightness

Roofs, Walls & Floors

How to Insulate Solid Walls

Ventilation Basics

Lifecycle Analysis of Building Materials

Sustainable Water Use

Introduction to Lime

Integrating Building Services

Introduction to Heat Pumps

Futureproof Level Two FREE of charge to SME contractors and trades working in the West of England

(standard price £319)

As you move through your training, you’ll build upon the knowledge gained in Level One in greater depth, with twelve learning hours on key topics and another six on topics of your choice to suit your work interests.

  • Live-streamed training events
  • Assessment on each topic
  • Certification

Core training courses

Additional topic option examples

Retrofitting Traditional Buildings

Low Carbon Technologies

Internal Wall Insulation

Ventilation Advanced

Driving Retrofit Quality

Sustainable Timber Specification

Insulation & Airtightness with CLT

Biodiversity in the Built Environment

Next Futureproof training sessions, starting in September 2020

Integrating Building Services

Demonstrating Heat Pumps Workshop

The Biodiversity Crisis & The Built Environment

Using Lime in Retrofit Projects

Ventilation in Buildings: Level 1

Driving Retrofit Quality

Would you like to know more? Visit www.futureproof.uk.net or email charlotte@greenregister.org.uk to get started in building your retrofit knowledge