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We are delighted to announce that Energy Trust has successfully secured funding through the Home Decarbonisation Skills Training Competition — a Government programme aimed at training individuals in the energy assessment and retrofit industry. 

We are now offering a range of funded courses that will equip you with essential skills for roles in the field of energy efficiency and retrofit. Whether you are currently employed within the industry and looking to upskill, or you are new to the industry, our courses can offer you the essential knowledge and competencies required to excel in the retrofit industry. You will have the opportunity to access funding for the following courses:

Level 3 Award in Introduction to Domestic Retrofit

The ABBE Level 3 Award in Introduction to Domestic Retrofit qualification has been developed to give an overview of aspects of PAS2035 giving the learner the knowledge and understanding of the retrofit process and who is involved. It provides an entry-level understanding of the basics whilst providing a foundation for future career development.

Funded places are now sold out!

Retrofit Assessor Training (for existing DEAs)

Retrofit Assessor training equips individuals with the expertise to carry out a whole dwelling assessment in compliance with PAS2035. This course provides training on the retrofit process, including RdSAP assessments, condition surveys, occupancy surveys, ventilation assessments and significance surveys. This training builds on the existing skillset of qualified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA).

Funded places are now sold out!

Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Assessment

The Retrofit Coordinator is a mandatory role for all retrofit projects as outlined in PAS2035. Retrofit Coordinators safeguard client and public interests by coordinating projects from start to finish, managing risks, and ensuring successful outcomes. This practical ABBE qualification combines academic learning, real-world case studies and access to industry-leading software preparing coordinators for their vital role with confidence.

Funded places are now sold out!

Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings

The ABBE Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings qualification has been developed to raise awareness of older, traditional or protected buildings (e.g. buildings usually built prior to 1919). This qualification meets the requirements set out in PAS2035 and PAS2038. It is required for Retrofit Assessors, Designers and Coordinators working on traditional and protected buildings within Risk Paths B & C.

Funded places are now sold out!

Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment and Retrofit Assessor Training (package for new entrants) 

The Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment teaches students how to survey buildings and produce accurate Energy Performance Certificates for domestic dwellings using RdSAP. In conjunction, students will also learn the skills required to become a certifiable Retrofit Assessor. It ensures that you understand the comprehensive retrofit process, including energy assessments, condition surveys, occupancy surveys, ventilation assessments and significance surveys.

Funded places are now sold out!

Why Train with Energy Trust?


For more than 15 years, Energy Trust has established itself as a leading training provider in energy assessment training. Throughout this period, we’ve demonstrated numerous reasons why Energy Trust is recognised as an industry leader, including:


Experienced Trainers

Our trainers are energy professionals. As such, they are familiar with the ins and outs of the energy industry as well as the individual experience of working in this space. This gives them a unique insight which they impart to our learners. 


Direct Claims Status (DCS)

Energy Trust holds Direct Claims Status (DCS) for all of it’s funded qualifications. DCS greatly benefits our students as it removes the waiting period for external quality assurance visits; this means that we can certify you quickly, potentially reducing the certificate waiting period from months to just days. 


Supportive Guidance

Energy Trust prides itself on excellent customer service and full learner support. We guide individuals from their initial enquiry through to course completion, offering continuous assistance via our monitored helpline. Check out some of our previous learner reviews here.



With this grant, we will offer funded options, reducing training costs, and enabling more individuals to enter the energy industry. 


Range of Learning 

We offer our courses in a variety of formats. Whether you want to learn at your own pace, through a live virtual classroom setting, or an in-person classroom course at our head office, we have different options to suit your needs.

What does this mean for you?


Whether you’re an individual looking to enhance your career prospects in the energy sector or you’re seeking to upskill, Energy Trust’s range of PAS 2035 qualifications is great news for you.

These qualifications will help you stay at the forefront of energy efficiency practices and contribute to a more sustainable future. With our funded courses, there’s never been a more opportune time to get involved.

By gaining these important qualifications you will play a vital part of the UK’s journey towards achieving its net-zero goals. By acquiring knowledge and skills in energy-efficient retrofitting, you’ll be directly contributing to reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings and advancing sustainable practices. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in creating a greener and more environmentally responsible future for us all!

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