The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed the training organisations set to benefit from £6m in funding made available through the Green Homes Grant Skills Competition to train the next wave of Green Homes Grant installers.

The aim of the competition is to make sure tradespeople are equipped and professionally trained in delivering home improvement measures that qualify for the Green Homes Grant. 

It is hoped the skills competition will result in more than 5,000 training opportunities.

One of the successful applicants for the funding was the training provider, North West Skills Academy. Samuel Riley, its Chief Executive, said: “We are an organisation that is committed to supporting the number of skilled suppliers for the Green Homes Grant Scheme and we are very well positioned to respond to the skills competition to expand a skilled, qualified green workforce. 

“The NVQ is fully delivered in the workplace and remotely. With full one-to-one support available and the current Green Homes Grant Skills Competition funding, there has never been a better time to become qualified.” 

Simon Ayers, Chief Executive of TrustMark, added: “We are delighted that such great organisations have been awarded funding to support the development of the supply chain required, as we transition to a sustainable delivery of whole house retrofit to properties in the UK. 

“The demand for skilled and competent businesses to undertake the requirements of the new standards and deliver quality to the consumer has never been higher.” 

The 18 training organisations providing training through the skills competition, can be found across England, from Penrith and Newcastle in the North, to Poole in the South, Epping in the East and Bristol in the West.  

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