Green training courses give builders the edge

Trainees at a course hosted by Greenworks.
Trainees at a course hosted by Greenworks.

TRADE professionals can make inroads into the green building market with new environmental courses available through Gibbs & Dandy in Brackley.

Through the Northampton Road builders’ merchants, the Greenworks Academy offers hands-on training and qualifications so trade professionals can benefit from the expanding sustainable building market.

Tania Tams, Gibbs & Dandy marketing director, said: “We are delighted to offer our Brackley customers the opportunity to expand their skill set and hopefully become more profitable, in what are economically challenging times.

“There are some fantastic opportunities at the moment in the sustainable building market, as homeowners are keen to save on household bills and not many installers in Brackley can offer these specialisms.

“At the academy, Brackley installers have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, before it’s even entered the marketplace, giving them a real chance to stay one step ahead of the competition.

“The one-day Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) course is proving particularly popular and is vital for start-up companies or businesses looking to expand into renewables, as this provides the gate key to feed-in tariffs, as well as the information and business acumen they need to grow in this sector.

“We hope that by giving our Brackley customers the opportunity to be among the first to adopt these skills, we are not only helping secure their future but enabling them to win business and boost profits in what is a growth market.”

Greenworks training courses range from one-day awareness programmes to full City & Guilds qualifications. Visit or contact the Brackley branch on 01280 700120.