The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies

At the heart of skills development for tomorrow’s low carbon workforce is the new National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies.

It is transforming the way the sector plans, develops and delivers renewable and environmental technology skills, providing:

• clarity, vision, direction and solutions for employers who need to train in
   these new technologies
• a single point of contact for nationwide green skills development
• a route to ensuring the economy has the workforce it needs to deliver the
  low carbon future

SummitSkills led the development of the Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies on behalf of the sector, which was launched in spring 2011. 

The Academy builds on the core competencies in electrotechnical, heating and ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration and plumbing industries to help the sector understand new environmental technologies and how they should be integrated with existing systems to deliver maximum efficiency and carbon savings.

New and upgraded skills will be delivered in design; product knowledge; commissioning and maintenance and finally innovation, entrepreneurship and business development.

Developing, co-ordinating and planning the right skills at the right competency level will not only strengthen the provider network but will also improve the competitiveness of the sector, boost innovation and increase the investment in skills by employers.

The whole sector has a vital role to play in the Skills Academy and SummitSkills worked closely with stakeholders and employers
throughout the academy’s development and implementation. 

If you would like to know more about accredited training provision for low carbon and renewable skills, visit the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies website at

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