Coming later this year. Cutting edge, advanced retrofit training. The course is being developed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the PAS2035 process and our AECB Retrofit Standard, enabling graduates to easily work with and achieve these requirements. Become an accredited Retrofit Coordinator and help effect deep and lasting change in the building design and construction industry, as we work together to achieve a net zero carbon future.

FIND OUT ABOUT WHAT THIS COURSE WILL INCLUDE ...

The Retrofit Coordinator Diploma will be a new course which follows on from our existing CarbonLite Retrofit course into greater depth and technical detail and is developed to work alongside/compliment the PAS2035 framework and our AECB Retrofit Standard. The primary aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary working knowledge of the PAS2035 process and the Retrofit Coordinator’s role within it.

This training will allow for one to become an accredited PAS2035 compliant Retrofit Coordinator.

The course is aimed at those already proficient in deep retrofit and managing retrofit projects.  Students will need to be familiar with domestic construction techniques, able to read and understand construction drawings and specifications and be familiar with the Building Regulations and with construction health and safety regulations and practice.

As such, there will be an application process and successful applicants need to meet at least one of the following prerequisites, as well as holding the above mentioned knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a professional qualification in a building-related subject (such as architecture, surveying, engineering or construction management), or a subject related to the management or supervision of construction and domestic construction projects.
  • Hold a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 3 or above in a subject related to the management or supervision of construction and domestic construction projects, along with experience of working in the building design/construction industry.
  • Have completed our CarbonLite Retrofit (CLR) course previously, and also be working in the building design/construction industry.

In order to undertake one of our courses you will need to become an AECB member. If you are not already a member you will be able to join as part of the course enrolment process, if your application is successful.

If you don't currently want to become a qualified Retrofit Coordinator why not take our CarbonLite Retrofit course to learn how to develop your understanding of heat, ventilation and moisture in existing buildings, awareness of the issues that can arise from repair and  gain knowledge in how to reduce the performance gap.

 

PAS2035 is the core document in a framework of new and existing standards of how to manage the process of effective energy retrofits of existing buildings.

It is a quality mark that has subsequently been established as the TrustMark government-endorsed quality scheme (www.trustmark.org.uk).

Published in 2019 by the British Standards Institution (BSI), it is due for updating in 2021. The current Technical Author for the 2021 update of the PAS2035 document is Dr Sarah Price. Sarah is also one of the writers of our Retrofit Coordinator course.

Though not a ‘standard’, this comprehensive specification is expected to radically change the way UK homes are improved and made more energy efficient (‘retrofitted’). It applies to homes of all ages and types including ‘traditional’ and listed buildings.

PAS2035 specifies that the Retrofit Coordinator role is to manage each retrofit project and advise the other roles and trades involved in a project. As of late 2021 this role will be required to oversee all retrofit projects that take place.

If you scroll down this page, you can watch a discussion about the importance of PAS2035.

The content is currently in development and we feel that our Retrofit Coordinator course will be more attune in terms of deep low energy retrofit, carbon costing and using PHPP/ PHribbon, than some other offerings currently out there or in the pipeline.

The proposed modules will follow the order of the PAS2035 stages, and you will need to read the course in conjunction with PAS2035. As such, students will be able to gain access to a discounted copy of the PAS2035 document.

The following modules are currently in development, however, please note that these may change:

  • Introduction
  • Preliminary Considerations
  • Retrofit Risk Assessment
  • Dwelling Assessment and relevant technical information
  • The Retrofit Design Stage
  • Air Tightness and Ventilation
  • Improving the building fabric and services
  • Improvement Option Evaluation and Medium Term Retrofit Plans
  • Working with Installers
  • Post-installation stages and relevant technical information
  • This Retrofit Coordinator course is proposed to take on average 150 hours of fully online, self-directed learning.
  • The training platform will allow you to clearly track your progress, easily dip in and out of your course and to go faster or slower depending on your work and other commitments, with up to a year to complete the course.
  • Students will be guided through the the PAS2035 process in order to gain a good working knowledge of it. As such the learning platform guides you clearly through this - once one lesson or module is completed, the next lesson or module becomes available.
  • There will be a variety of assessment types, including multiple choice, numerical calculations and scenario-based exercises. In order to help re-inforce learning, a short assessment may follow at the end of each lesson.
  • Options to choose your scenario-based exercises based on what type of building/scenario is more applicable to you and the projects you get involved in.
  • Download lesson booklets, for access to course content at times when internet connection may not be reliable, and for your own reference.
  • Communicate with fellow students to discuss learning or to post questions arising from the material on the dedicated online forum.
  • Easily get in touch with student support for dedicated assistance with any questions arising.
  • Feedback on each lesson and module, and help inform and improve the course for future students.

AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course (CLR)
&
AECB Retrofit Coordinator Course

Bundle 
£700

AECB Retrofit
Coordinator Course

Normal Price
£349
Graduates of CLR
£250

*All prices do not include VAT

Prices may increase next year.

WRITTEN BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS

The course has been contributed to by a number of experts in sustainable retrofit, including Dr Sarah Price who is the current Technical Author for the updated PAS2035 document due out later in 2021. Sarah has also been integral to our AECB Retrofit Standard. Authors of our popular CarbonLite Retrofit course have also gone on to contribute to this course. Scroll down to see their expert profiles.

JOIN THE AECB NETWORK OF MEMBERS & STUDENTS

Shared knowledge and opportunities. The Members and Alumni are a network of skilled and passionate people working together to build a more sustainable future. This network will help you connect with people who can help deliver sustainable projects and net zero carbon goals.

PAS2035 ACCREDITATION

Become a certified Retrofit Coordinator.

Become an accredited PAS2035 compliant Retrofit Coordinator, an accredited industry role.

The course is being developed to work alongside the PAS2035 framework, and will provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required to deliver projects that are compliant with the new PAS2035 and PAS2030 standards.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

If you already have experience working in deep retrofit and managing projects, this course enables you to take the step up to becoming an accredited Retrofit Coordinator, which is a role that will be required to manage every retrofit project that takes place as of late 2021.

CONVENIENT STUDY

The fully online, self-directed learning allows you to easily track your progress and dip in and out of the lessons as and when you have the time. The system means you can go faster or slower depending on your work and other commitments, with up to a year to complete the course.

DEDICATED STUDENT SUPPORT

Easily get in touch with student support for dedicated assistance with any questions arising. We are a dedicated team with a strong background of providing teaching and student support in the retrofit sector.

OUR TEAM & EXPERT WRITERS

We are a dedicated team with a strong background of providing teaching, guidance and student support in the sustainable retrofit sector, and with an abundance of industry knowledge and experience.

SUSTAINABLE KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

We have gathered together here resources that you may find useful to compliment your training.

AECB RETROFIT STANDARD

This course has been developed alongside our Retrofit Standard, and will help you work towards achieving this standard.

AECB CARBONLITE RETROFIT COURSE

The AECB CarbonLite Retrofit training course is a stepping stone to the new AECB Retrofit Coordinator Course

COMING SOON - AUTUMN 2021

Please register your expression of interest in this course. You will be listed to receive the early bird discount, and will be notified when the course is open for applications.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT TO BE ANNOUNCED


AECB CarbonLite Retrofit Course (CLR)
&
AECB Retrofit Coordinator Course
Bundle 
£700
+VAT

 

 


AECB Retrofit
Coordinator Course

Normal Price
£349
+VAT
Graduates of CLR
£250
+VAT

 

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