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A leading construction training provider has been awarded funding to deliver home decarbonisation training across the UK as part of the Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Scheme (HDSTC).

Expedient Training has been named as a chosen provider to deliver training to support home decarbonisation ahead of net zero 2050.

The company, based in Jarrow is one of fifteen providers selected to deliver training courses and the only one based in the North East.

The company, which delivers qualifications, training and NVQ’s to low carbon installers across the UK has been awarded £586,000 funding to support installers operating across the various Department for Energy Security and Net Zero retrofit schemes.

The Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition (HDSTC) provides grant awards to a range of training organisations in England to increase the number of retrofit installers to help the UK Government hit its 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation targets.

Expedient Training was acquired by Simply Certification Ltd and UK National in 2023 to support the increase of qualified and competent people and organisations within the supply chain around Retrofit.

As part of the scheme, Expedient Training will deliver

  • NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Building Treatments and Insulation,
  • Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Assessment,
  • Level 3 Certificate for Retrofit Assessors,
  • Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings and
  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit.

Training will be delivered using a mix of online and practical training.

Expedient has already confirmed that they will be working with some of the UK’s major construction companies, which includes providing training support to Wates to upskill their employees and supply chain.

£8.85m of grant funding has been made available through the competition, facilitated by the Midlands Net Zero Hub, with an expected 8,000 courses delivered through this second phase of the competition.

Alexandra Gates, MD of Simply Certification and Expedient Training said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be named as a training provider for this vital decarbonisation fund. When we acquired Expedient Training we wanted to focus on increasing green skills across the region and beyond, supporting the UK’s net zero targets but also training the next generation of low carbon installers- and this fund is one step closer to achieving this.

The UK is on a mission to decarbonise, and this will support so many who wish to enter the industry for the first time or upskill in what is set to be a strong and solid career choice for many years to come. We are excited to get started and hope this is the start of many wins for us.”

Ben Williams Head of Zero Carbon Retrofit of Wates states:

“We have enjoyed the support of Simply Certification over this last two years to help us increase our supply chain capacity around energy efficiency retrofit. The fact that they have extended their offering further into training by acquiring Expedient Training and then gone on to be successful in this bid is great news for the industry.

The need for more competent and qualified installers and retrofit professionals is growing dramatically. The end-to-end services that Simply are now delivering through training and certification will certainly help us to achieve this.”

Training courses through Expedient Training are due to launch end of October 2023 and run until March 2023.

Register your interest today.

TrustMark Scheme Provider

Press Release from TrustMark 16 February 2022

The latest UK certification organisation to receive UKAS accreditation has joined TrustMark as a new Scheme Provider.

Simply Certification provides UKAS certification for a variety of organisations who operate within the Construction supply chain including the Eco and Decarbonisation sector for new and existing buildings.

Certifications include PAS 2030 (Eco efficient installer), ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), ISO 45001 (Health and Safety) and ISO 19650 (Building Information Modelling).

Simply Certification was launched in August 2020 by its founder members, all of whom come from the certification industry. Their aim is to simplify the certification process where possible and ensure that the assessment experience is not unnecessarily overcomplicated.

Alongside assessing certifications for domestic retrofit installations, they also recently launched a service around PAS 2038 (Assessment and Design of the Retrofit of Energy Efficiency Measures for Commercial Building Stock) and are working with some large national contractors to help them and their supply chain become compliant.

Now that Simply Certification is a TrustMark Scheme Provider, their customers will be able to gain both certifications for PAS 2030 and become a TrustMark Registered Business as part of the services offered.

Simon Ayers, CEO TrustMark said,

“Simply Certification is a welcome addition to TrustMark. Their focus on quality and compliance aligns with our own and further strengthens the drive for improvement. The team’s emphasis on working collaboratively with their businesses and supporting them through a robust but straightforward approach to achieving certification helps to achieve continual improvement as well as the end goal. As retrofitting our homes increases in importance, services offered by organisations like Simply Certification to the construction industry are integral in achieving the quality and standards required in this vital area. We look forward to working with them.”

Austin Gibbons, Managing Director at Simply Certification added,

“Having worked within compliance for a number of years supporting organisation to gain certification, I have first-hand experience of the frustrations of trying to gain and maintain certification. We’re very excited to be able to provide a certification service that installers and contractors feel is of great value. It’s so important that our customers feel like customers and have a positive experience with us.

“We are seeing the growing need for PAS 2030 certification and TrustMark Registration within the construction sector as it is becoming recognised that meeting these requirements demonstrates high quality for retrofit installation. We’re excited to become a TrustMark Scheme Provider and to be able to offer another level of quality to our customers.”

How to achieve PAS 2030 Certification

In order to gain PAS 2030 certification you will need to ensure you have carried out preparation work that ensures that you meet the standard.

This falls into three key areas:

1. Quality Management System (QMS)

You will need to have in place a workable documentation system that stores all of your processes, procedures, company information, paperwork that details the relevant information per installation.

There are a number of ready made templated QMS systems that you can purchase or you can build your own around the standard.

You can also access our PAS 2030 resources and checklist which will provide you with more detailed information to what you would need in your QMS.

2. Competency

For PAS 2030 there are a range of energy efficiency measures:

B.1 Cavity wall insulation including that installed in party walls
B.2 Draught proofing
B.3 Energy efficient glazing and doors including replacement Insulating Glass Units (IGU)
B.4 External wall insulation
B.5 Flat roof insulation
B.6 Floor insulation
B.7 Hybrid wall insulation
B.8 Internal wall insulation
B.9 Loft insulation
B.10 Pitched roof insulation
B.11 Solar Blinds, Shutters and Shading Devices (internal and external)
B.12 Room-in-roof insulation
B.13 Insulation of existing park homes
C.1 Condensing boilers, natural gas- fired and liquefied petroleum gas-fired
C.2 Oil-fired condensing boilers
C.3 Flue-gas heat recovery devices
C.4 Heating system insulation(ducting, pipes and cylinders)
C.5 Heating, hot water system, air conditioning or ventilation controls and components
C.6 Hot water systems
C.7 Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery
C.8 Under-floor heating
C.9 Warm-air heating systems
C.10 Water efficient taps and showers
D.1 Electric storage heaters (including electric warm air heating units that incorporate heat storage)
D.2 Lighting fittings, lighting systems and lighting system controls

For each measure you choose, you will need at least one installer per team to have the required qualification to meet the standard. For example for the insulation related measure at least one installer per team will need to have an NVQ Level 2 in Insulation and Building Treatments with the relevant pathway.

On top of this, you will need to demonstrate that all health and safety certifications are up to date and can be accessed and provided as evidence.

3. PAS 2035

PAS 2030 is interlinked with PAS 2035 which is the retrofit design element. To gain PAS 2030 the designs for the installation of the measures need to be be prepared in accordance with PAS 2035.

The assessor will be looking for evidence that this is the case.

Some organisations are provided the retrofit designs by their primary contractor who may have a qualified Retrofit Co-ordinator who have already fulfilled this requirement. Some organisations utilise external Retrofit Co-ordination services and some choose to have their own qualified Retrofit Co-Ordinator in house.

Assessment ready?

Once you have all of these elements in place, you will be ready for assessment.

Read our 10 Steps to Certification which provides an overview of the process from start to finish.

Start your journey today

You can start the process now by completing our online application.


PAS 2030

Why would you need PAS 2030 if Green Homes Grant is no more?

The news over the weekend that Green Homes Grant applications will close on 31 March 2021 came as a disappointment for many. Especially organisations, who were triggered by the opportunity of GHG, and who had already invested in gaining the skills and implementing systems to meet the PAS 2030/35 standard.

PAS 2030 will continue to be a huge benefit

Let us put your mind at ease. There are a number of funding schemes. Green Homes Grant is just one of these.

Since 2006 there has been some form of funding to make homes energy efficient, and having PAS 2030/35 is still a requirement and will continue to be the case.

BEIS is still committed to ensuring a compliant, skilled and competent workforce

PAS 2030/35 is till here and is as important as ever. These standards underpin the requirements to get existing properties energy efficient, and although the specific scheme GHG is going, this is absolutely not the end of schemes or the need for PAS 2030/35.

Future proof your business – gain a competitive advantage

The decision to gain PAS 2030 should not be based on one particular funding scheme that has a 12 month shelf life.

Gaining this certification is a strategic decision that will help future proof your business as gaining certification will open up so many more avenues and benefits to be had:

1. Benefiting from being part of the drive to get the UK to become net zero by 2050

There is no getting away from this. The Government has a commitment to ensure all buildings become energy efficient to help meet its target of the UK becoming net zero by 2050.

How to incentivise the owners of the buildings/properties to do this is one thing the funding schemes are trying to achieve. So incentive mechanisms such as GHG will always evolve and change.

But being able to demonstrate competency on the retrofit of dwellings will always remain i.e. PAS 2030/35.

2. Larger public sector and private sector contracts

PAS 2030/35 is quickly becoming a key requirement for installers to have in order to gain work on public sector contracts. The standard is recognised as best practice to ensure a retrofit is energy efficient. If you don’t have the standard then you will not qualify for opportunities like these.

3. Having a quality management system and highly competent installers will help your business flourish

In order to gain PAS 2030 certification you have to ensure your businesses functions are robust. That you are able to record feedback and continually learn and improve.

A QMS that meets the PAS 2030 standard will allow you to monitor the process from start to finish.

Your team will need to be qualified and demonstrate high degrees of installation.

All of these factors lead to a robust infrastructure of a business – leading to high levels service.

4. Incentives

We wanted to put this last, as it shouldn’t be the only driver as all of the points above also provide a strong case to why you should implement PAS 2030/35 and gain certification for the standard.

As mentioned earlier, GHG is only one pot of funding. Currently there are also ECO3 and LAFlex that can be accessed – and in the future there is a strong possibility more will be launched.

Don’t wait, be ready… get PAS 2030/35

No doubt funding pots will come and go as the Government try and come up with new workable ways to incentivise the public, landlords and business owners into making their properties energy efficient.

The one staple will be PAS 2030/35 which enables them to achieve it. So if you haven’t already gained certification, now actually is a really good time to start!





PAS 2030 Installer scheme

PAS 2030 Installer Scheme  | What it is

The PAS 2030 Installer Scheme is a generic term used to refer to the process of gaining PAS 2030 certification and then accessing funding for the benefit of the home owner.

PAS 2030 lays out a set of requirements that is adopted by Green Deal and Eco installers to ensure that the low carbon energy measures they install in homes are to a high standard.

PAS 2030 | How to gain certification

To become part of the PAS 2030 Installer Scheme there is an element of preparation to get assessment ready. Once you are assessment ready, you can then engage with a certification body to carry out your assessments for PAS 2030 certification and TrustMark registration.

Getting assessment ready

There are two steps to becoming assessment ready:

  1. Quality Management System
    • You will need to implement a quality management system (set of documents, policies and procedures) that demonstrates that it meets the standard.
  2. Skills competency
    • Dependant on the measure that you are going for, you will need to demonstrate that there is the correct vocational qualifications and up to date health and safety training in place.
    • This includes having a qualified Retrofit Co-ordinator/Assessor as part of your installation process


Once you are assessment ready, you can engage with a Certification Body to carry out the relevant audits for certification:

  1. UKAS Certification Body Assessment
    • A UKAS accredited certification body will need to carry out an audit on your management system and technical inspections (pre, mid and post installation) on a sample of your installations.
  2. TrustMark Registration
    • You will then need to gain TrustMark Registration via a TrustMark Scheme Provider. Usually your Certification Body is also a TrustMark scheme provider.

What are the benefits to becoming part of the PAS 2030 Installer Scheme?

In a nutshell the commercial benefits are huge for your organisation. The government funding is helping home owners to be able to afford to update their energy efficiency measures, meaning many more opportunities for eco installers. There are other benefits too. Organisations who have PAS 2030 certification have proven their competency, skills and quality of installs – meaning much higher degrees of trust and confidence in your organisation.