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Fully funded green skills training opportunities

Scottish Borders 

Businesses in the Scottish Borders can benefit from FREE Retrofit Skills Training at Borders College thanks to funding obtained through the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund.

In collaboration with the Regional Social Landlords (RSL), Borders College has embarked on an exciting journey to develop and deliver Retrofit training programs. This initiative is a direct response to the pressing need for upskilling to decarbonise the housing stock within the borders region.

These courses are aimed at employees of social landlords and their subcontractors, as well as businesses based in the Scottish Borders. Course duration, venue and outcomes will vary depending on your needs.

Courses available

  • Air source & Ground Source Heat Pumps Installation & Servicing (4 days)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging (3 days)
  • Heat Pumps Awareness – Advanced Intro (2 days)
  • Heat Pumps – Basic Intro (1 day)
  • Introduction to Domestic Retrofit (Basic) (1 day)
  • Introduction to Domestic Retrofit (NOCN) (3 days)
  • Introduction to Renewables (Electrical) (1 day)
  • Introduction to Sustainable Construction (2 days)
  • Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery (1 day)
  • Unvented Hot Water (1 day)

Find out more here.

Edinburgh and the Lothians 

Businesses based in Edinburgh and the Lothians can also benefit from FREE Green Skills training at Edinburgh College thanks to funding obtained through the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund.

The Green Skills courses ensure current and future industry professionals gain up-to-date skills and qualifications sought by employers. Training is being delivered at the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Training Centre located on the Granton Campus. All courses are accepted by Competent Person’s Schemes (CPS) and Microgeneration Certification Schemes (MCS) registration bodies.

Courses available

  • Heat Pump Systems NOS Mapped Air Source Ground Source
  • Solar Thermal Systems (NOS Mapped)
  • Awareness of Environmental Technologies

Find out more here.