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Energy efficiency measures for older and traditional buildings

Training and development

Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, New qualifications and courses

Federation of Master Builders

FMB, the National Trust, and Edwards Hart Consulting

Great Britain




The project will pilot a Level 3 course developed through a year-long delivery programme. It will include a joint collaboration between the FMB, the National Trust, and Edwards Hart Consulting.  

The objective is to increase the level of knowledge and understanding on how to apply energy efficient improvements to traditional and older buildings and building methods. These buildings represent more than 25% of the UK's building stock, amongst the mainstream general building sector.

After the project, the SQA L3 Award will be available to industry from the SQA website.

  • Pilot to 120 employees from 50 firms 
  • Develop a new SQA L3 Award for SME builders carrying refurbishment works on older buildings

01 Jan 2016

31 Dec 2016

Project summary

The project finished in April 2017. 100 individuals from 100 SMEs took part, with 99 achieving the qualification. 

Although there were less beneficiaries than intended they came from double the number of businesses.