Decarbonisation Academy

Green Construction courses at Brighton MET

Set your sights on a more sustainable future

Our brand new Decarbonisation Academy at Brighton MET East Campus is designed to offer a range of green construction courses with the goal of upskilling local workers. We hope to enable employers, employees, businesses and the public achieve their green journey goals and achieve Net Zero.

Courses start in September and will run through the year.

The Bungalow

We have a two-bedroom bungalow on site which will allow realistic learning to take place in a typical dwelling with all the inherent energy efficiency problems the building poses.

Works will include:

  • installing solar panels on the roof
  • a wind generator in the garden
  • an air source heat pump
  • fitting internal and external insulation
  • underfloor insulation
  • windows & doors, fenestration modifications
  • rainwater Harvesting

Live energy performance inspections will be carried out in the setting and the building will be used as a teaching space for a number of our construction courses.

The Bungalow

Property Maintenance Green Apprenticeship

Our flagship property maintenance operative green apprenticeship level 2 will allow learners to upskill their maintenance skills with an emphasis on sustainable and sympathetic energy efficient measures including whole/part retrofitting skills, filling the skills gap. 

This 24-month apprenticeship is designed to upskill the existing workforce to be able to carry out more varied maintenance skills or improve on existing maintenance skills. The course is constructed to have a strong green theme. In order to meet employers' needs we aim to upskill the apprentices to have green technology skills to add to their portfolio of competencies, making each learner a valuable asset to his or her company.

Our aim is to work towards filling the skills shortage within our local area so that more Energy Efficient Measures can be carried out aiding everyone to achieve their green journey goals.

Property Maintenance Green Apprenticeship

What our students had to say

"I found the Course an eye opener, it helped me choose the right Career path. The tutor, Chris was very professional and taught us everything he knew which was fantastic." - Allan

"The course has enabled me to learn more about the possible routes I can take to become self-employed. It has also taught me new skills within woodworking, plumbing and maintenance." - Chris

"Chris was always available to answer any questions I had and was able to provide valuable insights that helped me to better understand the subject matter." - Pete

"I had no knowledge of plumbing and carpentry before starting this course. I now feel comfortable saying I have skills and knowledge of both." - Richard

"My favourite element of the course was the sustainability project that we did. I had so much fun researching different sustainability methods, the research project made me feel a strong enthusiasm for subject." - Sadie

What our students had to say

Employers Forum

Have your say...

We can offer bespoke courses and content to suit the needs of your business and workforce.
Talk to us about how we can help you achieve your company's green vision.

Our Carbon Academy Lead is Chris Ferguson: Email Chris.

Accredited qualifications

Our courses are City &Guilds accredited.

We offer NOCN and City & Guilds courses in construction from Adult part-time evening classes to apprenticeships. 

To find out more contact Chris Ferguson.

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