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Creating a Greener London – Sustainable Construction Skills


The Association of Colleges (AoC), with support from JPMorgan Chase has launched a new programme to provide future generations with the sustainable construction skills they need.

The Creating a Greener London – Sustainable Construction Skills programme is aimed at developing innovative, local approaches to the delivery of eco-friendly skills training.

The purpose of the programme is to meet the needs of students, employers, and colleges in delivering green skills training, through the development of practice. It aims to provide insights into how the local ecosystem can support young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds to access skilled employment while meeting the Government’s objectives around achieving net zero and delivering green skills to meet the demand for green jobs.  

The two pilots, South Thames College Group (STCG) and London South East Colleges (LSEC) will establish local collaborative partnerships, to identify existing and emerging green job opportunities available as studies show that people who face disadvantages, including those with low qualifications, may miss out on the opportunities presented by the green economy. This programme will improve progression opportunities for learners studying at Level 2 and below while helping to fill local and national skills gaps in green construction.

The Skills Matrix

The Skills Matrix has been developed by the college pilot groups, with the support of their employer partners. It gives a comprehensive overview of the opportunities for progression pathways from level 2 onwards for Green Skills in the Construction Industry and forms the basis of delivery in further phases of the pilot project.

Find out more here.

The Blueprint

This blueprint has been developed to draw on the initial findings from the pilot projects, demonstrating effective processes and procedures for establishing partnerships working to deliver green skills training in the homes and buildings sector. Our aim is that this blueprint is used by as many organisations as possible outside of the pilot projects.

Find out more here.

Telling the story

Please click into the phases boxes to find further information such as reports, Design London Future Challenge, overview documentation, and much more.

Please find resources, case studies, and webinar sessions from the project which we hope will be helpful for any organisation looking to improve progression opportunities for learners through the delivery of eco-friendly skills training.