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Green Skills Innovation Centre

Westminster Adult Education Service is delighted to launch the Green Skills Innovation Centre at our Lisson Grove centre, as part of a Greater London Authority and Westminster City Council effort to lead the UK’s transition to Net Zero.

About the Green Skills Innovation Centre

The first of its kind in the capital, the Green Skills Innovation Centre will play a critical role in Greater London’s and Westminster’s ambitions to reach Net Zero carbon as early as 2038 and UK-wide by 2050. The centre will house the latest green technology equipment for communities, businesses and individuals to experience and share the knowledge and skills which will place Westminster at the forefront of emerging technologies.

Whether you are a business looking to prepare your workforce for the opportunities and challenges presented by the global transition to a carbon neutral economy, or you’re looking for an apprenticeship in this sector, the Green Skills Innovation Centre is your one-stop campus to support the community of Westminster to become a carbon zero city.

The centre will build upon the success of the Green Live Learning Lab at WAES, which continues to raise awareness of green issues in the local Westminster community, increasing residents’ understanding of the practical impacts as homes and neighbourhoods are retrofitted with low-carbon technology.

Planned Courses

We are planning a range of exciting courses specialising in emerging green technologies from Solar Photovoltaic to Wind Turbine technology and support a greener way to develop awareness and careers.

  • Award in Sustainability and the Green Environment
  • Certificate in Sustainability and the Green Environment
  • Green Ambassador
  • Understanding Carbon Awareness
  • Understanding Climate Change
  • Introduction to Domestic Retrofit
  • Certificate in Retrofit Advice
  • Award in Retrofit Assessment
  • Award in Energy Efficiency for Older Buildings
  • Certificate in Computer Aided Design
  • Certificate in Building Information Modelling
  • Air Source Heat Pumps Awareness-Installation
  • Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation (Solar Panels)
  • Wind Turbine Installation
  • EV Charging Point Installation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Smart Home Programming System
  • Cavity Wall Insulation Extraction

Facilities

There will also be an ‘immersive classroom’ on site for learners to take part in actual simulated practical activities using our AI goggles to show how the technology is practically used in homes.

Alongside this will be a practical learning lab where users will be able to have a hands-on experience using equipment such as Solar panels, ground source and air source heat pumps, electric vehicle rigs, wind turbine rig, solar hot water plus many more.

All of these technologies and more will shortly be delivered in our new Green Skill Innovation Centre all of which is just the beginning of our transition into becoming a sustainable forward-thinking centre.

Blueprint for new Green Skills Innovation Centre

WAES Learner Testimonials

Life is changing with all its new technology. For me, we must learn how to adapt and learn how to save energy and money, how to take care of the environment; it’s where we live, it gives us water, food, clean air and space for recreation. All are important for our health.

Green Live Learning Lab learner

To know what they’re doing around where I live is important as well. If you don’t know, you don’t get to appreciate where you live. After this you feel so proud.

Green Live Learning Lab learner

If you have any questions or would like to contact a member of the team, please email green@waes.ac.uk