West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

19 May 2022

Skills Connect: Retrofit construction courses available for Bradford residents

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges can offer Bradford residents free (fully funded) training in key construction skills this June.

‘Retrofit' refers to the process of making changes to existing buildings so that energy consumption and emissions are reduced. There is a growing demand for retrofit skills in the region, and as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Skills Connect project, this course is giving Bradford residents the opportunity to pursue a career in the industry.

This seven-day practical course will be delivered at Leeds College of Building and start dates are Wednesday 15th or Thursday 23rd June. Travel passes will be provided to all learners to support travel from Bradford to Leeds.

The course will include areas such as low energy lighting, solar panels, loft and cavity wall insulation, draught proofing and many more practical skills in helping make domestic buildings energy efficient.

Participants will also develop personally and as a team, learning about behaviour, self-regulation, and co-regulation whilst developing their confidence and self-belief.

Please enquire to register your interest and find out more.

To enrol on this course, you will then be required to attend a Sign Up Day on Tuesday 7 June at the Meridian Centre in Bradford and bring relevant ID (your passport). Full details of this will be sent to all those who make an enquiry.

This session will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and hear from staff about the training, potential job opportunities and progression routes.

At the sign up event, you will also be measured for the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) which will be provided by college (for example boots size).

Find out about the course and enquire here.

Download the retrofit course flyer

Eligibility To access this course participants must:

  • live in the Bradford district,
  • be aged 19 or over,
  • be employed, self-employed or unemployed and,
  • have the right to legally reside and work in the UK.

Participants cannot be in full time education or on an apprenticeship at the time of signing up.

Skills Connect Retrofit Advert

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and is part of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Futuregoals campaign.


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