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Wales Market Update May 2021

Published 26th Apr 21 - by rosiewatts

Wales Market Update: May 2021


Top stories for Wales this month:


Sustainability leaders address construction students:

NPTC Group of Colleges has developed a series of talks for their construction students focused on ‘Constructing the Future- Buildings, People & Planet’. Construction and Building Engineering Students from NPTC Group of Colleges are in for a treat this Spring as the College has been successful in organising several high profile guest speakers to deliver a range of innovative virtual presentations. Find out more. 

Whole home surveys  underway for optimised retrofit project:

The Optimised Retrofit project, supported by Welsh Government, is now live, with Whole Home Surveys being delivered across Wales by more than 100 trained industry professionals. The collaboration of 68 partners (Including The Supply Chain Sustainability School), and 26 social housing providers, and managed by Sero, will see the decarbonisation of more than 1,750 Pathfinder homes to enable the creation and refinement of the tools required to roll out the large-scale decarbonisation of homes across Wales and beyond. Read more.

FE Colleges lead the way on the future of apprenticeships:

ColegauCymru believes that the Welsh Government’s confirmation of investment in the FE-led work-based learning sector is essential to support Wales’ economic recovery post-Covid. Find out more. 

Did you know a NEW digital topic area has launched?

Digital technology has the potential to transform the built environment, but only if the sector is equipped with the right skills and knowledge. Look at the learning available in our NEW topic to help you get t grips with what’s needed.


Digital Resources recommended for you this month:

An Introduction to your Digital Journey How and when should you start your digital transformation? Watch Now >>

Digital Leadership Identify the necessary leadership skills and competencies which are essential to successful digital transformation. Get Started >>

Cyber Security This e-learning module are to identify the necessary skills and competencies around cyber security which are essential to successful – and safe – digital transformation. Get Started >>

Delivering Social Value in Wales

Join us on the 19th May at our ‘Delivering Social Value in Wales’  lunch ‘n’ learn where you will hear from School Partner, Willmott Dixon, on their approach to creating social value in Wales.

At this lunch ‘n’ learn you will:

  • Find out about Willmott Dixon’s business model, and how they use their commercial operations to support and sustain charity programmes for offender rehabilitation, residential and educational support.
  • Discover how Willmott Dixon measure, monetise and report social value
    Find out what is expected of WD’s supply chain in this areaHave an opportunity to submit questions to Willmott Dixon during a live Q&A session

If you have questions about Wales or the School please contact [email protected]