Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

Take your first step into retrofit with a fully-funded qualification 

About the funding

We are pleased to be working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to help deliver their ‘Skills for Growth’ programme under the European Social Fund (ESF).

The ESF supports activities which increase labour market participation, improve youth employment, promotes social inclusion and develops the skills of the potential and existing workforce.

The Retrofit Academy CIC has won funding through the Retrofit Skills Hub to provide 200 places on our Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit.

  • 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 towards PAS 2030 compliance.  This course acts as an entry point to the domestic retrofit industry. It will help you qualify for other relevant built environment qualifications.

    Study Method

    The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit 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.

What is the Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit?

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.

About the course

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit 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.

What is the UDR Course?

This course is an important stepping stone for new and existing retrofit professionals who need to acquire a solid understanding of domestic retrofit and PAS 2030 compliance.

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 in Understanding Domestic Retrofit 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 require a more comprehensive understanding of PAS 2030 compliance.

How can I use this qualification?

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit will demonstrate your ‘pathway to compliance’ and help improve your employability in the built environment.  It will also provide you with a solid foundation for gaining further qualifications in domestic retrofit.

How do I study and how long does it take?

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.  More information on this will be provided after enrolment.

You will need to complete the learning and pass the exam by 10th June 2022.

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 Retrofit Academy CIC Customer Service team.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a funded place on the course, you need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident of Greater Manchester with an appropriate postcode; OR
  • You must be an employee of a company with a registered premises in Greater Manchester; OR
  • You must be an employee of a company with a construction site in a Greater Manchester postcode.

You will also need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection.

How do I enrol?

Applicants can enrol by completing a simple online form no later than 15th October 2021.

Apply Now

Fill in our online application form to enrol for a fully-funded place on the Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit.

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