Get Ready for the New World of Energy Efficiency

New standards are being introduced in 2019 that will transform the way that energy efficiency projects are delivered.  Our training courses can prepare you and your business for the future.

With support from the CITB and industry, The Retrofit Academy has developed a new nationally-accredited, modular qualification. It provides the retrofit industry and its clients with the skills and knowledge required to deliver projects that are:

  • compliant with the new PAS2035 and PAS2030 Standards

  • high-quality and high-performance

  • appropriate solutions to a particular property

The Level 5 Diploma

The Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management is awarded by the Open College Network West Midlands, an OFQUAL-regulated Awarding Body. The courses were authored by the Academy’s tutors, based upon a qualification specification developed by Peter Rickaby, the Technical Author of the PAS 2035 Standard. Watch Peter’s Quick Guide to PAS2035 opposite. 

Course Content

The qualification features 12 modules which together cover all the key aspects of domestic refurbishment. 




Introduction to Domestic Retrofit


Retrofit Quality Assurance and Risk Management


Building Physics – Thermal Efficiency


Building Physics – Managing Moisture Risk


Assessing Dwellings for Retrofit


Improvement Option Evaluation and Medium-term Retrofit Plans


Improving the Building Fabric – Floors and Roofs


Improving the Building Fabric – Walls and Windows


Improving Air-Tightness and Ventilation


Improving the Building Services – Heating, Hot Water, Lighting and Power


Improving the Building Services – Renewable Energy Systems


Post Retrofit Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation

Each module features in-depth, multi-media presentations including a range of videos. These include

  • Expert Guides – our tutors present the key theories

  • Ask Alex – a no-nonsense guide and jargon buster

  • Retrofit Realities – Russell Smith from Retrofit Works explains how Retrofit Coordinators work in practice

Expert Guides

Ask Alex

Retrofit Realities

Methods of Study

We have a way of studying to suit you, no matter how busy your schedule or where you are located. Click for more details


  • 100% online learning and assessment

  • Study at Your Own Pace

  • Online Mentor

Expert Seminars

  • 6 days of teaching

  • Online assessment

Boot Camp

  • Intensive 2-day Boot Camp

  • Remainder by eLearning

  • Online assessment

  • Online Mentor

In House

  • Courses at your office

  • Train up to 15 people

  • Focus on your issues

Qualification Quick Guide

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