Green construction skills - retrofit training programme

Research/consultation has shown a significant amount of social housing across North Yorkshire is in need of retrofitting, including renewable heating systems, ventilation and insulation.

This programme aims to address the lack of current workforce with the necessary skills to undertake the work by developing and delivering a comprehensive training programme. The programme will focus on (but not be limited to):

  • retrofit assessor training
  • retrofit co-ordination and management
  • trades/operatives training in renewables installation and maintenance - including Solar PV and air source heat pumps
  • support to become MCS accredited

For this programme we have looked to procure a lead provider to develop, coordinate and manage a delivery partnership of providers covering both the key worker role and specialist intervention support for both inactive residents and those in work.

The route to market for these programmes is through a procurement process via an Approved Provider List (APL).  The APL is a pre- approval process enabling skills provision to be contracted and delivered more effectively and efficiently, in response to the needs of the local area. This process is now closed, the next stage of the process will be a mini procurement (call off) for the UKSPF Programmes and only for those successful on the APL process.

Delivery Partners/Sub Providers

For those organisations wishing to be considered as a sub-provider in the delivery contracts, please email stating you wish to be on the sub-provider list. This list will be passed to the organisation awarded with each contract, however they will be under no obligation to use this list of providers if they choose not to. Organisations wishing to be sub providers do not have to enrol in the APL to be considered.

More information on this programme will be made available upon the appointment of a lead provider.