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Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit Level 2

  • Course Type: Distance Learning

What can this course lead to?

Achievement of this qualification confirms the learner has gained the knowledge and understanding required to:

  • Progress directly into employment
  • Progress into further learning at a higher level

The design of the course is focused on providing the learner with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding to assist with progression onto the NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 in Building Treatments and Insulation or into employment in the retrofit sector of the construction industry.

Who is it for?

Understanding domestic retrofit is for everyone! Get ready for a course that dives into the practical issues around planning and installing household energy efficiency retrofit measures. From homeowners to social housing managers to builders, this course will help get you ready to participate in the PAS 2035 retrofit process. It covers key retrofit concepts, including building fabric and systems, retrofit measures, construction documents, site issues, and the requirements under PAS 2035, the government retrofit standard that can open up opportunities for funding.


1 day face to face plus online flexible delivery

Remote session

9am till 4.15 pm delivered on Thursdays (February, 1st, 15th & 29th March, 14th & 28th)

What is covered?

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the main types of documents used in the domestic retrofit industry and interpret their information.
  • Be able to interpret health and safety information.
  • Be able to identify the materials required for work activities in domestic retrofit.
  • Be able to identify the risk of damage to the work and the surrounding area.
  • Be able to understand the basic principles for domestic retrofit installations.
  • Be able to understand how to carry out basic domestic retrofit installations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification, but it is principally designed for persons who are aged 16 years of age or older and who already have a background and experience in the construction industry.

This could include learners who have achieved or are working towards other construction qualifications, such as Construction VRQs, or individuals who work or have worked in the construction industry and are looking to move into the retrofit sector. The learner must be in a position to demonstrate the requirements of the qualifications and have access to required assessment opportunities and relevant resources.

Please refer to specific assessment requirements for more information.
Centres should undertake initial assessment activities with learners to ensure these are appropriate qualifications for them, and they can achieve the level they will be studying before enrolling them onto a programme of learning.

Start date: 01/02/2024

Course Code
Online (1 day in person)
1 day face to face plus flexible online delivery
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