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Blueprint - Creating a Greener London – Sustainable Construction Skills

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.

Project information

The Association of Colleges (AoC), with funding from JP Morgan and 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. Enabling them to access skilled employment while meeting Government objectives around achieving net zero and delivering green skills to meet the demand for green jobs. Two pilot projects, South Thames College Group (STCG) and London South East Colleges (LSEC), are commissioned in the Greater London area to identify, develop, and embed green skills training into existing Level 2 Construction courses to tackle green skills shortages in the homes and buildings sector.

Green Skills Definition

Green skills are the specific knowledge, abilities and values needed to promote the reduction of negative environmental impact in the workplace.

Click here to view the year 1 blueprint for the project