FOCUS ON EDUCATION: Weymouth College

Active green skills development will play a key part in supporting the government’s net zero strategy for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy by 2050 and associated plans for growing the economy and creating high-skilled, high-wage jobs countrywide.

With a planned 400,000 new roles in the green energy sector alone by 2050, an additional 70,000 heat pump installers required by 2035 and electric vehicles generating 50,000 new skilled jobs by 2040* – Green Skills-led training and education will be vital to achieving internationally agreed targets.

Weymouth College is a part of the recently launched Dorset Green Skills Hub – a joint initiative with Bournemouth & Poole College and Skills & Learning Adult Community Education – to ensure the county’s workforce is up to speed with the latest technology in sustainability.

Weymouth College has been awarded £800,000 to deliver a wide range of green ‘upskilling courses’ in construction, raising the profile of green skills and green job opportunities whilst encouraging local employment, apprenticeships, self-employment and training.

Our first tranche of upskilling courses – in Domestic and Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Installation, Solar PV Installation, Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pumps and Domestic Retrofit – are now enrolling and are all being delivered free of charge if completed before 31 March 2023.

The offered Domestic Retrofit courses also qualify for CITB short qualification grants, allowing all CITB registered employers – up to date with levy returns – to apply for a grant for all directly employed staff on the payroll, business owners and partners and all subcontractors.

If you would like to find out more about the upskilling opportunities offered by our range of free of charge courses and be amongst the first to know about how our planned green-skills led Weymouth College Future Skills Centre could work for you contact

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