Britain’s 29 million homes are responsible for more than a fifth of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. Our Green Academy Hub provides a skilled workforce able to retrofit environmentally friendly energy systems to reduce emissions, address the longstanding skill shortage vacancies in the construction sector, and target emerging green occupations. These include:
Our Green Academy Hub partners have extensive links to employers in the green construction sectors, including Wates, Retrofit Works, North London Waste Authority, Morgan Sindall, Vistry Partnerships, and Peabody, who provide training and work placement leading to guaranteed interviews and Good Work opportunities.
The Green Academy Hub programme consists of a range of training pathways. For example:
The Mayor of London’s Skills Academies supports Londoners get into careers and the capital’s long-term economic growth as part of the Mayor’s London Recovery Plan in response to the COVID pandemic.
Westminster Kingsway College, as part of Capital City College Group (CCCG), has secured funding to run this academy.
In total, CCCG has secured £1.5 million £1.5 million to run four academy hubs to help Londoners into Good Work and reduce the employment gap between different groups of Londoners, this includes people who are newly unemployed as well as people facing inequality and who are underrepresented in each sector:
Depending on your individual learning situation, we can offer additional support through the Mayor’s ESF Skills Academy to:
Empowering under-represented groups and low-income households
The training and employment available through the Mayor of London’s Skills Academies is tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of under-represented groups and low-income households, and addresses the entrenched and structural barriers that prevent these groups from accessing sustainable Good Work opportunities. These groups include
Our Mayor’s Skills Academies are all credited by The Quality Mark which identifies our academies to be excellent, industry-relevant training in the capital. The Quality Mark Statement also represents our commitment to including a combination of sector specific questions, and wider cross cutting issues like diversity and inclusion, sustainability, Good Work and the engagement of under-represented groups. For those who need that extra support we work with ESF Academies to ensure everyone can benefit from our Academies and sector opportunities.
Capital City College Group holds the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Quality Mark and has been successful in delivering the MCA Construction Hub exceeding all targets. Last year alone, we supported 1,000+ Londoners to secure training and employment in the green construction sector.
The Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Quality Mark identifies and recognises high-quality construction skills training providers in London.
The Quality Mark sets a high bar for construction skills training provision in London, recognising those organisations that demonstrate that they are addressing industry skills needs, providing quality in terms of the curriculum, routes in to employment and links with employers.
These Hub partners have committed the Hub by providing training, work experience opportunities, apprenticeships, curriculum planning, recruitment events, skills shortage research, and jobs.
Morgan Sindall, a key construction and built environment sector employer, Morgan Sindall have 6,000+ staff and a turnover of more than £3billion.
Wates, one of the leading construction sector employers.
Peabody, own and manages more than 67,000 homes in London and the South-East.
Vistry Partnerships, a leading construction and built-environment regeneration employer.
The Renewable Energy Institute (REI), has been running accredited renewable energy training courses since 1975 in collaboration with leading British, European and Global Universities, and has a wealth of experience in knowledge sharing and career development for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors.
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the training Board for the construction industry and a partner in Construction Skills, the Sector Skills Council. CITB have extensive links with trade bodies, training providers and employers to promote our Green Hub and design and develop provision in line with industry needs, creating progression routeways.
Retrofit Works, specialists in retrofitting homes.
Absolute Solar, an award-winning installer of domestic renewable technology solutions.
North London Waste Authority, providing career opportunities in recycling and waste management.
We provide free training opportunities and support packages to help you get a job in construction. We do this by providing bespoke flexible programmes that fit around your circumstances and availability. Our aim is to give you the confidence and skills you need to be employable within 3 to 4 weeks, and a guaranteed job interview with one of our partner employers. Training includes:
All our courses are part of the academies. Choose a relevant course, and the Academy will then work with you to ensure you are able to access the course.
See our full list of CONEL courses here. If you are unsure of which study path to take, check out our level equivalence table.
Interested in joining our Green Academy Hub? Contact us by filling out the form below.
We look forward to hearing from you!