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Reskill & Recover

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The Reskill & Recover project is part funded by the European Social Fund and aims to upskill and reskill employees of D2N2 SMEs to ensure employees have the skills needed to access future and emerging markets, post-pandemic and post-Brexit.

Driving productivity and innovation, this project will cover diverse recruitment and leadership, sector-specific sustainability training, and digital upskilling.

Construction courses and green skills

These courses are aimed at individuals looking to develop their skills and knowledge around digital technologies and sustainability in the context of the construction industry. NTU's School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment will provide training to employees of SMEs in construction and associated industries, such as low carbon.

Introduction to Sustainability in Construction - funded course

This course is for anyone in the construction sector interested in policies, regulations, and assessment strategies and the impact they are having on construction technology, the efficient use of resources, and the promotion of health and wellbeing.

Introduction to Heritage and Conservation - funded course

The course will introduce you to the legal framework in place in the UK to ensure that repairs are appropriate and proportionate, meeting the requirements of the local authority and Historic England.

Energy Management for Sustainable Construction - funded course

On this course you’ll learn how energy efficiency and overall sustainability can be achieved by exploring the strategies being applied to the design and construction of buildings.

AutoCAD 2D for the Construction Professional - funded course

On this course you’ll learn how to effectively communicate design ideas and develop the key principles of graphical communication using industry-standard AutoCAD software.

Introduction to BIM for the Construction Professional - funded course

This course will introduce and develop the core principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as used in the planning, design, construction and operation phases of a project using the AutoDesk Revit platform.

Microsoft Excel for the Construction Professional - funded course

This course will develop your software skills in Microsoft Excel to an advanced level, with a focus on its application to construction-related problem-solving.

Apprenticeship, mentoring and coaching training

The NTU apprenticeship team will be delivering this collection of mentoring courses, these are ideal for members of staff that will be in coaching or line managing, they will help you to develop your skills in leadership and equip you to support colleagues, direct reports and apprentices in your organisation.

Eligibility and equal opportunities

This course is available to employees of SMEs that are based in the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire). SMEs are defined as having:

  • less than 250 employees
  • an annual turnover under EUR 50 million or;
  • an annual balance sheet less than EUR 43 million.

Although the course is open to all people working in eligible SMEs, we aim to support:

  • employees aged 50+
  • employees with disabilities
  • Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff
  • those who have previously missed out on traditional educational opportunities.

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).