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Course Details

Certificate in Energy Efficient Domestic Retrofit Technology

Course code: BN731

Entry Route into programme:

  • A National/Advanced Craft Certificate
Duration: 30 weeks (2 Semesters)
NFQ level: 6
Schedule:  Monday 4pm - 8pm, Friday 9am - 4pm.
Fee: Free fees as part of the Springboard Intiative  
Award title: Certificate in Energy Efficient Domestic Retrofit Technology
Credits for Full Award: 25 @ NFQ Level 6
Awarding Body: ITB


Note :

This course is not being offered in the academic year starting Sept 2013.

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Minimum Entry Requirements

A National/Advanced Craft Certificate in the trade of Carpentry & Joinery, Brick & Stone Laying, Plastering, Plumbing or Electrical. Successful completion of Phase 6 of one of the above trade apprenticeships may also be considered.

Course Overview

This programme has been designed for the up-skilling of qualified construction craftspeople in the field of energy efficiency in the built environment with reference to the Building Regulations on Conservation of Fuel and Energy in Buildings.

Course Aim

This programme is designed to up-skill craftspeople to enable them to successfully manage domestic energy retrofit projects, from assessment of current performance of a dwelling, to the implementation of solutions to achieve defined performance savings and targets.

Course Content

The programme is designed to build on the students existing knowledge of construction and on-site work by developing the skills required to implement energy efficiency measures effectively in domestic dwellings. This will be achieved by using a progressive learning path beginning with computing and communication skills, developing knowledge of energy use and sustainable construction and ultimately the application of current technologies to domestic energy retrofit projects. Delivery will be through a combination of workshop/labs and theory lectures.

Semester 1 Semester 2
  • Computer Applications and Personal Development
  • Sustainable Technology
  • Sustainable Technology 2
  • Sustainable Building Retrofit
  • Domestic Energy Management Control

  • Computer Applications and Personal Development: To enable the students to develop effective communication skills required for technical presentations and report writing.
  • Sustainable Technology 1: To develop an understanding of Ireland’s energy requirements, consumption and supply with a specific examination of Sustainable Energy Technology.
  • Sustainable Technology 2: To provide students with detailed knowledge of sustainable construction technology, the impact of building form, structure and materials on the energy efficiency of buildings.
  • Sustainable Building Retrofit: To design, specify and install sustainable and energy efficient solutions for the retrofitting of existing domestic buildings.
  • Domestic Energy Management & Control: To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to put effective practices in place in a domestic dwelling that result in measurable energy savings.

Career Prospects

Changes to the Building Regulations for Conservation of Fuel and Energy in Buildings and grant aided schemes run through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) are driving demand for competent installers and supervisors to participate on domestic energy retrofit projects. This momentum has been continued with the announcement of the “Better Energy” scheme in May 2011 as part of the new government Jobs Initiative.

How to Apply?

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Please check the minimum entry requirements for your course and submit all required supporting documentation as soon as possible. 
Places are limited and offers will be made to eligible applicants in order of receipt of a completed application and ALL supporting documentation. 
Courses may fill before the official application deadline. 

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What our students say...

Noel Walsh

“I’m an electrician for 15 years. I always wanted to take it one step further and go into the more engineering side of things because I’m more creative than academic. It’s tough, the syllabus is broad but if getting a degree was easy everyone would have one. The lecturers are great, very down to earth,very approachable.”

Noel Walsh,
Sustainable Electrical & Control Technology

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