Our Qualifications

The Retrofit Academy are the UK’s only provider of accredited training for Retrofit Coordinators.  We have developed a comprehensive course in coordination with Open College Network West Midlands.

Built environment professionals from a range of backgrounds can train to become Retrofit Coordinators by studying for the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management with The Retrofit Academy. Once qualified they can be approved to deliver whole house retrofit projects, embracing industry best practice.


We also offer an entry level course for domestic retrofit, aimed at social landlords, ECO installers and built environment professionals wanting to upskill.  Designed in coordination with NOCN, the Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit helps you understand the fundamentals of what retrofit is, what is achieves and how to apply it to your organisation.

UDR has so far been studied by a wide range of people wanting a grounding in domestic retrofit – everybody from social landlords and housing officers, to energy advisors.  It has also been used successfully as an employability course for those not in education, employment or training (NEETs). 

Open College Network West Midlands

Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination & Risk Management

  • About the Course

    PAS 2035 is driving demand for appropriately qualified built environment professionals.  It specifies that all domestic retrofit projects need to use an Accredited Retrofit Coordinator.  It also stipulates that all Retrofit Coordinators must hold the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management before they can join one of the TrustMark-approved Schemes.

    Built environment professionals from a range of backgrounds can train to become Retrofit Coordinators by studying for the Level 5 Diploma  with The Retrofit Academy. Once qualified, you will be well-equipped to embrace industry best practice, and can be approved to deliver whole house retrofit projects.

    We have a variety of ways you can study for  the Diploma:

    • eLearning – study entirely online and at your own pace
    • Blended Learning – study online but benefit from our tutor-led bootcamp sessions
    • Fast-Track – study in small cohorts and benefit from tutor and peer support

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  • Course Prospectus

    The Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management features 12 comprehensive modules, which together cover all the key aspects of domestic retrofit.

    However you want to learn, whether it be on your own or in groups, we’ve got a programme to suit. Find out more by downloading the Course Prospectus below.

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  • Course Specification Guide

    The objective of this course is to train and qualify Retrofit Coordinators to be capable of managing domestic retrofit projects in accordance with the requirements of PAS 2035.  

    Read more about the qualification and course modules, including assessment, by downloading the specification below.

    Download the Specification

Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

  • About the Course

    The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit (UDR) was developed in early 2021 in conjunction with NOCN. 

    UDR is designed to provide a good grounding in the fundamentals of whole house retrofit. It takes learners about three days to work their way through the eLearning course. Learners then sit an online examination in order to demonstrate their understanding of the course. 

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  • Course Content

    The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit consists of 7 modules, which together cover all the basic aspects of domestic retrofit.  It is designed to give a foundation level of understanding, and provides a pathway towards further learning.

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  • Course Specification Guide

    This nationally-recognised qualification is a stepping-stone to securing employment in this rapidly growing market.  Course learners will gain an understanding of what retrofit is, what retrofit achieves and how they can have a future in retrofit.

    Download the Course Specification

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