Edwards Hart are upskilling educators in Wales on sustainability, energy efficiency and retrofit of older buildings. Working with the NPTC Group for CITB Cymru, training courses are being developed to better equip further education colleges to pass on critical sustainability knowledge and skills to construction students and to those already working in the Welsh construction industry through CPD. The project lead at Edwards Hart, John Edwards said: “We are really pleased to be working with the NPTC Group and applaud CITB Cymru for developing this initiative. “We will incorporate the very latest developments and ideas into training that will entail both technical understanding and the practical skills required to sustain and retrofit buildings”.

Training in the construction industry across the UK is primarily focused on new construction and not in the understanding and care of existing building stock. This ground breaking project begins to address this, not just by looking at the knowledge and skills required for work to existing buildings, but also have a primary focus on sustainability and retrofit, with hard to treat buildings, such as traditional buildings at the forefront. The project will begin to equip the further education sector to provide a broader range of knowledge and skills fit for the 21st Century.

The project will involve developing a suite of training modules, including the delivery of an initial train the trainer programme across Wales. John Edwards added: “This training project has a particular practical focus which is essential if we want to maximise sustainability practices. “I would also suggest that this is something that is needed not just in Wales but elsewhere in the UK and beyond”.

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