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The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has secured funding from the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) to fund skills training that will create jobs, raise skills and drive enterprise and economic growth.  The FMB has appointed CoRE to deliver Technical Skills training on an exclusive basis. This means that eligible courses offered by CoRE will be subsidised at a reduce rate.

The following courses have been approved by E-OS & the FMB as eligible units:

 

Course name Subsidised price £
Introduction to Retrofit         100
Fundamentals of Solid Wall Insulation         100
Whole House Retrofit         100
Retrofit Building Physics         100
Assessing Dwellings for Retrofit         100
Building Fabric Retrofit         100
Building Services Retrofit         100
Ventilation for Retrofit         100
Low Carbon Technologies for Retrofit         100
Sustainable Retrofit         100
Retrofit Coordination & Risk         100
Responsible Retrofit for Traditional buildings         100

 

Furthermore, if your business has a training plan in place with the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) you will be able to claim back £50 through the attendance grant meaning that eligible courses will only cost £50.

For more details please click on each course listed as being E-OS subsidised below.

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  • Introduction to Retrofit (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 21/08/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is delivered by Russell Smith Managaing Director, Parity Projects and  provides a basic introduction to retrofit, covering: the challenge...

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  • Introduction to Passivhaus Retrofit (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 04/09/2014

    This unit is presented in collaboration with the Passivhaus Trust; and is delivered by Mark Elton (Partner, sustainableBYdesign) and Robert Prewett (Owner, Prewett Bizley Architects) This introductory session will explain how the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard sets a standard for domestic...

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  • Funding Retrofit - The Green Deal, ECO, FiT and RHI (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 11/09/2014

    This CoRE Masterclass will be delivered by Matt Cotton (Technical Director, National Energy Foundation) and Clive Rowland (Energy Consultant, Rickaby Thompson Associates). This unit summarises the funding schemes set up by the UK Government to promote energy efficiency in domestic buildings,...

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  • Warm & Healthy Homes Show

    Start Date: 12/09/2014

    End Date: 13/09/2014

    The Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) in Longton is staging a two-day public event designed to help people understand how they can feel warmer, be healthier and live greener.. Free to attend, The Warm and Healthy Homes Show aims to attract several hundred people from across the local...

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  • Engaging Residents in Retrofit (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 18/09/2014

    This masterclass will be delivered by CoRE Fellows Sally Hancox (Chief Executive of Gentoo Green) and Jeremy Kape (Director of Property Investment at Affinity Sutton). This masterclass deals with all aspects of the engagement of social housing residents in retrofit projects, including the...

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  • Integrating retrofit with housing asset management (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 25/09/2014

    This unit is delivered by Jeremy Kape (Director of Property Investment, Affinity Sutton) and Alexandra Willey (Asset Strategy Manager, Affinty Sutton) and provides an overview of the process of integrating retrofit into a housing organisation’s medium-term asset management strategy, following...

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  • Improvement Option Evaluation (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 01/10/2014

     This unit is delivered by Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates) and Kathryn Derby (Senior Energy Consulatant, Rickaby Thompson Associates) deals with the comparative evaluation of retrofit options for dwelling types, using BREDEM-based software, in order to identify...

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  • Building Services Retrofit (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 02/10/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This Masterclass will be delivered by CoRE Fellows Alan Clarke (Energy Consultant) and John Willoughby (Energy Consultant)  The focus of this...

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  • Building Fabric Retrofit (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 07/10/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This CPD Accredited CoRE Masterclass is presented by Mark Elton (Partner, sustainableBYdesign) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby...

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  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Retrofit Projects

    Start Date: 10/10/2014

    This CoRE Masterclass is presented by Prof. Rajat Gupta (Professor of Sustainable Architecure and Climate Change, Oxford Brookes University) and Stephen Passmore (Development Manager - Low Carbon Homes, Energy Saving Trust) This masterclass deals with evaluation of the performance of retrofitted...

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  • Retrofit Building Physics (Stoke based)

    Start Date: 13/10/2014

    This unit is Stoke based.   This unit provides essential technical knowledge of building physics for retrofit, with particular emphasis on how energy is used in and flows through buildings, and on how moisture interacts with and migrates through the building fabric.  The aim of the unit is...

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  • Marketing Retrofit

    Start Date: 14/10/2014

    This unit is delivered by Liz Warren (Director, SE²) and Gabby Mallett (*, National Energy Foundation); and builds understanding about current and target customers for retrofit, identifying market segments and exploring people’s motivation to retrofit.  It will look at how effective marketing...

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  • Handover and Commissioning of Retrofit Projects

    Start Date: 16/10/2014

    This CoRE Masterclass is presented by Andrew Mellor (Partner, PRP Environmental) and Robert Prewett (Owner, Prewett Bizley Architects). This masterclass deals with critical aspects of retrofit that are often poorly delivered: commissioning the installed systems (for ventilation, heating and...

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  • Sustainable Retrofit materials, products, water and waste (E-OS subsidised)

    Start Date: 20/10/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is presented by Nigel Griffiths (Principal Consultant for Sustainable Construction, AEA Technologies).  The focus of this masterclass is...

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  • Whole House Retrofit (E-OS subsidised course)

    Start Date: 23/10/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This Masterclass will be delivered by CoRE Fellows Robert Prewett (Partner, Prewett Bizley Architects) and Russell Smith (Managing Director, Parity...

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  • Procurement for Retrofit

    Start Date: 24/10/2014

    This Masterclass on Procurement for Retrofit will be delivered by Luke Smith (Senior Energy Specialist, National Energy Foundation) and Bill Taylor (Managing Director, Taylor Armitt Consulting). This unit reviews ways in which housing organisations may procure retrofit work cost effectively and...

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  • Winning Retrofit Tenders

    Start Date: 04/11/2014

    This event provides businesses with a practical guide to winning work on retrofit contracts that are subject to the procurement process.  By the end of the session, participants should: -       Understand more about the procurement process, social value and partnership working...

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  • Ventilation for Retrofit (E-OS subsidised course)

    Start Date: 06/11/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is presented by Ian Orme (Principal Consultant, BSRIA) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates). Effective...

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  • Community - Scale Retrofit

    Start Date: 11/11/2014

    This unit is delivered by Brad Hook (Operations Director, National Energy Foundation) and Ruth Wharton (Energy Consultant, National Energy Foundation) and describes best practise for developing, promoting and delivering community retrofit projects.  The main focus will be on domestic retrofit...

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  • Fundamentals of Solid Wall Insulation (E-OS subsidised course)

    Start Date: 13/11/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is delivered by Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates) and Russell Smith (Managing DIrector, Parity Projects); and...

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  • Responsible Retrofit of Traditional Buildings (E-OS subsidised)

    Start Date: 26/11/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is presented by Neil May, Chief Executive of Natural Building Technologies and Chair of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Association...

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  • Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management (E-OS subsidised)

    Start Date: 02/12/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is presented by Robert Prewett (Owner, Prewett Bizley Architects) and Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates)....

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  • Evaluating and Securing Supplementary Funding

    Start Date: 04/12/2014

    This unit is delivered by Clive Rowland (Energy Consultant, Rickaby Thompson Associates) and Denys Stephens (Group Environment and Sustainability Manager,  Devon & Cornwall Housing) This unit explains the various forms of external funding available for retrofit work and how to access them. ...

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  • Housing Stock Assessment

    Start Date: 09/12/2014

    This masterclass is presented by Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates) and David Shewan (Technical Director, Parity Projects).This unit reviews techniques for surveying and assessing housing stocks, evaluating their energy efficiency (using BREDEM-based software),...

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  • Assessing Dwellings for Retrofit (E-OS subsidised course)

    Start Date: 11/12/2014

    This unit has been subsidised by the Employer Ownership of Skills initiative (E-OS) in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This unit is delivered by Peter Rickaby (Managing Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates) and Russell Smith (Managing Director, Parity Projects)...

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