UWE Bristol is delivering a 12-week course starting on Friday 13 January 2023 designed to support employers from across the construction, engineering, and related industries to upskill their workforce to meet the current and future challenges of the climate change crisis through achieving zero carbon buildings.
Funded by the Department of Education, as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life’ our 12–week Skills Bootcamp will give learners the skills and knowledge of the role that modern methods of construction (MMC) and new digital technologies have in delivering zero carbon. With one-day per week of learning, learners will explore these challenges through diverse and hands-on learning activities, case studies and live discussions to develop fundamental knowledge and then enhance those skills to take back and embed into their organisations and own roles.
Why is this Skills Bootcamp beneficial to my organisation?
Employers in the construction industry require people ready to face the challenges of a changing sector that needs to rapidly modernise and decarbonise. Recently the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Construction Leadership Council have emphasised the use of industrialised manufacturing (MMC) and digital technologies as key to unlocking current competitiveness and sustainability issues in the industry.
As such, the industry is in urgent need of individuals:
- with knowledge and awareness of MMC and the required integration of a complex supply chain working under just-in-time conditions.
- that are digitally literate and capable of working with Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- with knowledge and awareness of best sustainable practice, how to measure carbon footprints and how to implement effective carbon and energy reduction measures in new and retrofitted buildings.
- able to collaborate and be part of a team.
By upskilling your workforce through our Skills Bootcamp in Achieving Zero Carbon Buildings, employers are committing to providing their employee with the opportunity of a new role or taking on additional responsibility in their current role, utilising the skills learnt. In return employers will benefit from an able and ready workforce to tackle future challenges in sustainable buildings and contribute to business and sector growth.
Across the 12 weeks learners will explore:
- Session 1 – Introduction to Skills Bootcamp
- Session 2 – Introduction to the Climate Change & the Net-Zero Carbon Building’s Challenge
- Session 3 – Building Services & Zero Carbon
- Session 4 – Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) for Zero Carbon (approaches and systems)
- Session 5 – Site visit
- Session 6 – Retrofitting for Zero Carbon
- Session 7 – New Technologies for Zero Carbon (digital)
- Session 8 – Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) for Zero Carbon (logistics and coordination)
- Session 9 – Industry Symposium; Skills Development and Mentorship
- Session 10 – New Technologies for Zero Carbon (MEP)
- Session 11 – Learner presentations – How to Achieve Zero Carbon on Real Buildings?
- Session 12 – Industry Symposium; Skills Development and Mentorship
Skills Bootcamps are heavily funded for employers to access impactful training for their workforce to help to meet their industry’s current and future challenges. For this bootcamp, employers will be required to contribute the following fee per an employee:
- SME organisation contribution (per employee) £420
- Large organisation contribution (per employee) £1,260
Skills Bootcamp learners must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
- Be aged 19 plus
- Not currently in full-time or part-time education
- Have the right to live and work in the UK
- Live in England
- Have not registered and attended (including partial completion) any other skills bootcamp in between April 2022-March 2023 from any provider.
Or contact the UWE Bristol Skills Bootcamps Team on: email@example.com or 0117 32 86303