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.