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Retrofit Fully Funded Training


Fully funded retrofit training is available to building industry professionals in the Harrogate District area.  Zero Carbon Harrogate’s Retrofit Programme is committed in skilling the building industry to meet the rising demand for retrofit services in the district. Made possible via grant from the Energy Redress Fund, Zero Carbon Harrogate has on offer fully funded courses for the following:

Air Source Heat Pump Installation Training Course


Suitable for: Plumbing and heating Engineers


Course Summary:

This Air Source Heat Pump Installation Course is designed to provide a level 3 qualification and covers air to water heat pump technologies

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Providing detailed theory and practical knowledge the course will allow you to apply the relevant regulations and guidance when involved within the renewable industry.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to install and maintain air source heat pumps as well as attaining entry requirements for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).


Please note that applicants must currently be at level 3 and hold their WRAS ticket to be eligible.  For more details about the course please contact either training provider GTEC or Viva Training.  The full course fee can be reclaimed from Zero Carbon Harrogate on completion of the course.  For more information and application for funding please contact or call John Kerr on 07927145712

Builder 'Interpreting Retrofit Specifications'

Applicable to: Building professionals trading in the Harrogate District


Course Summary

The online Retrofit webinar series is designed to give the professional builder a good introduction into retrofit with the option to further studies in this specialist field. The, two one hour pre-recorded webinar will open up new opportunities in the growing market of home retrofit and demand for more efficient homes. The webinars cover the following:

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  • Identifying building structures and construction methods

  • The relevance of Retrofit is to carbon reduction and reducing bills over time

  • The whole house approach

  • Airtightness of buildings

  • Thermal bridging and thermal bypass

  • Types of insulation materials

  • Selection of measures for retrofit

  • Sustainability considerations


This two one hour webinar course has been developed in conjunction with our partners People Powered Retrofit, and is delivered by building industry professionals. In addition, three on-demand video resources are now available outlining recent building regs Parts L, O and F. The webinars alongside building regs videos are now available to view via our online resource section. Sign up now to access these informative resources here. For more details please contact John Kerr on 07927 145712 or email: 

Pas2035 Retrofit Assessor Training


Suitable for: Qualified Domestic Assessors level 3


Course Summary

This is an online course, where the student has several options on when to study.

The Pas2035 Retrofit Assessor Course includes the following elements:

  • Introduction to PAS 2035 and TrustMark

  • Building Physics i.e.: U-Values, Heat Gains and Ventilation

  • Occupancy Assessments i.e.: the OA process and methodology for advising consumers around inputs and calculation results

  • Condition Assessment i.e.: Site Constraints, Structural Defects and Estimating Energy use and Cost

  • Attendees will also complete a Test Case on the final day to show their competence as a Retrofit Assessor.


More information about the course is available via the provider ECMK. Those interested in attending the fully funded course should, in the first instance, contact Zero Carbon Harrogate or Tel: 07927 145712

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