Building Our Skills has had confirmation from the Midlands Energy Hub and BEIS that the funding provided for skills training is unaffected by the cancellation of the Green Home Voucher Scheme.

Speaking about the announcement and the funding, Building Our Skills Ambassador John Ogilvie commented “I think there had been a feeling for some time that the Green Homes Scheme was not delivering as had been originally hoped, and it was a concern to hear it had been cancelled as a big part of it was a commitment from BEIS to upskill the nation’s trades people on the back of it”.

“We were therefore delighted to receive immediate confirmation that the funding element for skills training is unaffected, and in fact that there is the potential for further commitment to training and raising standards to follow”.

“Building Our Skills has been proactively promoting practical installer training since its appointment in January. All training is fully accredited by GQA Qualifications the Fenestration Industry’s leading awarding body, and they share our delight that opportunity to continue to provide funded training to help raise skills is going to continue”.

“The number of applicants already received, even against the background of the lockdown clearly demonstrates there is a desire in the industry for upskilling at installer level. The training is 100% fully funded and represents a great opportunity for younger installers, those newer to the industry, and those who are fitter’s mates to expand their practical knowledge”.

“We are delighted that we will be able to offer further places on the back of this announcement, and interested parties should visit or email for more information.