Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

Your next step in the retrofit industry

About the course

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit (UDR) is an induction programme that provides a solid introduction to the installation of whole-house retrofit measures to domestic buildings. It will set you on the path to compliance with the requirements of the PAS 2030 specification, which is necessary for future work in the retrofit sector.

This page will tell you all you need to know about this course and why it’s important.

  • Course Background

    The UK is undergoing a retrofit revolution to meet its target of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 and raise the energy efficiency of UK homes by 2035. This is creating huge demand in the retrofit sector. From July 2021, all installation of domestic retrofit measures must be guided by the specifications outlined in the PAS 2030 document.

    Part of this is a requirement that contractors working in domestic retrofit demonstrate that they are on a pathway to gaining an NVQ qualification. This course acts as a pathway to entering the domestic retrofit industry. It will pre-qualify you to study for the relevant built environment NVQ qualification.

  • Study Method

    The Level 2 Understanding Domestic Retrofit course is an eLearning course consisting of 21 hours of study time. This online course is fully flexible to fit your schedule, so you can take it at your own time and pace. It typically takes three days to complete and is taught and assessed online; so you won’t have to visit a physical site or spend too much time off-site.

A Brief Intro to UDR

What is the Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit course about?

Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit is aimed at helping those new to the world of retrofit get to grips with the basics. It is designed to be accessible to anyone who needs to know about the fundamentals, helping bust the jargon on terms like ‘whole house retrofit’ and ‘fabric first retrofit’. 

The Understanding Domestic Retrofit course will explain what those terms mean for both the buildings and the residents within them.

What is the UDR Course?

This course is an important stepping stone for new and existing retrofit professionals who lack the necessary accreditation to continue working in the industry.

It will teach you what domestic retrofit is, how it’s defined, what you need to know when working in the industry, and what to look out for when installing energy efficiency measures in homes.

Who is this course for?

The Level 2 Award is open to new and existing retrofit contractors in the UK, as well as those not in education, employment or training.

If you want to enter the domestic retrofit sector but have no previous experience of the industry, the Level 2 Award will give you a comprehensive introduction to whole-house retrofit measures.

Alternatively, you may already have some experience of installing energy efficiency measures in homes but lack a full understanding of the wider picture of domestic retrofit and how it is guided by binding UK specifications.

How can I use this qualification?

The Level 2 Award will demonstrate that you are on your way to gaining the necessary NVQ needed to work in the UK retrofit sector. It will also help improve your employability in the UK construction and retrofit sectors.

How do I study?

The Award is a flexible eLearning course you can take at your own pace. It consists of 7 modules which take around 21 hours to complete over 6 interactive sessions.

To help you through the course, there are self-tests within each module to test your learning.  We also offer monthly online drop-in sessions hosted by our expert tutors to help answer any questions you might have during your studies.  

How long does it take?

You can complete the course over a three day period, or at a pace that works for you. You must complete the course within 12 months from enrolling.

What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible, you must carry out most of your work in England or be available to work in England. You will also need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection.

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment takes place online in the form of a multiple choice knowledge assessment.  The exam will be remote-invigilated by an NOCN representative and/or a member of the Academy Customer Service team.

How do I enroll?

Applicants can apply via a simple online form.

Apply Now

Fill in our online application form to enroll on the Level 2 Understanding Domestic Retrofit course.

Your new career in retrofit starts here.

UDR Online

  • Self-guided eLearning 
  • Monthly Q&A session with our expert tutors
  • Online examination

£595 + VAT

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