Retrofit

ABBE 610/0170/3

Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Assessment

The NetRet Group Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management qualification is intended for individuals who are employed in the built environment and construction industry. The Retrofit Coordinator is a mandatory role for all retrofit projects. This qualification meets the standards for domestic retrofit co-ordinators as outlined in PAS 2035 and the Each Home Counts Quality Mark.

The role of the Retrofit Coordinator is to protect both the Client’s interest and the public interest. Retrofit Coordinators need to be qualified to provide end-to-end project coordination (i.e. from the inception of a retrofit project to handover and beyond, including undertaking basic monitoring and evaluation work) and to identify, assess and manage the technical and process risks associated with domestic retrofit projects. The Retrofit Coordinator plays a pivotal role.

Compliance is a mandatory requirement of schemes wanting to operate under PAS 2035 – the new quality mark for the Retrofit sector. The Retrofit Coordinator will also be responsible for ensuring and claiming compliance with PAS 2035.

This qualification confirms occupational competence.

For further details on funding opportunities please contact Sharon Kelly (Head of Engagement) @ sharon@netretgroup.co.uk or contact 01633 741111

Course Details

Course Type: Blended

Level: 5

Duration: Flexible

Location: National

Category: Retrofit

Why Retrofit

  • Being a retrofit coordinator can be a good thing for several reasons. Here are some potential benefits and reasons why it is considered a valuable role:

    1. Contribution to Sustainability: Retrofit coordinators play a crucial role in improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of buildings. By coordinating retrofit projects, they help reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a more sustainable future. This can have a positive impact on the environment and help mitigate climate change.

    2. Career Opportunities: As the world focuses more on sustainable practices and energy efficiency, there is an increasing demand for retrofit coordinators. This creates career opportunities in a growing field. Being a retrofit coordinator can provide job stability and prospects for professional growth.

    3. Positive Impact on Communities: Retrofit projects often focus on improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings, including residential, commercial, and public structures. By coordinating these projects, retrofit coordinators can contribute to enhancing the comfort, safety, and quality of life for individuals and communities. Energy-efficient buildings can also result in reduced utility bills for occupants.

    4. Continuous Learning and Innovation: The field of retrofitting and energy efficiency is constantly evolving, with new technologies, regulations, and best practices emerging. As a retrofit coordinator, you can engage in continuous learning, staying up to date with the latest developments and innovative solutions. This allows you to broaden your knowledge and skill set, making you a valuable asset in the industry.

    5. Personal Satisfaction: Many individuals find fulfilment in contributing to sustainability efforts and making a positive impact on the environment and communities. Being a retrofit coordinator offers the satisfaction of knowing that your work directly contributes to creating more energy-efficient and sustainable buildings.

    The growing importance of energy efficiency and sustainability TOWARDS Net Zero makes this role an attractive and meaningful career option.

  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit
  • Level 3 Award in Domestic Retrofit Advice
  • Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings
  • Level 3 Certificate for Retrofit Assessors

The entry requirement for the level 5 Retrofit Coordinator course as dictated to by the awarding bodies is listed as below - 

  • Hold a Level 4 or above qualification in a building-related subject such as architecture, surveying, engineering or construction site management

        Or

  • Hold a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at Level 3 or above and have minimum of 5 years of experience in a subject related to the management or supervision of construction and domestic construction projects Initial assessment will be carried out prior to course commencement to evaluate learner suitability

We use a QuickBooks system with credit card and PayPal options for payment. If you need the invoice to go to a specific individual or department, please let us know and we will make sure our system has the correct information.

Upon Payment

  • You will receive an email giving you access to your employer Dashboard to check everyone’s progress.
  • Each operative will receive an email giving them access to their qualification dashboard.
  • Our centre coordinator will be in touch and confirm your course date.
  • The qualification and tutor will be assigned.

You and/or your operatives will be enrolled onto our unique online system which you can view at any time to check progression. Using our portal you can communicate with us directly about anything they are not sure about.

The qualification will be based on a portfolio of evidence gathered by the learner.

Unit Structure

The L5 Retrofit Coordinator course covers the below units

  1. Introduction to domestic retrofit
  2. Assessing dwellings for retrofit
  3. Retrofit assurance and risk management
  4. Building physiology
  5. Understand how to improve building fabric
  6. Improving building fabric
  7. Improving building services
  8. Improving air tightness and ventilation
  9. Improvement option valuation and medium term retrofit
    plans
  10. Post retrofit testing, monitoring and evaluation

This is a qualification is based on a portfolio of evidence, including an assessment of 100 muti choice questions, professional discussions and a practical task based assessment.

  • The pass mark is 80 out of 100 
  • 10 questions per module

Course Methods

Through the integration of our ePortfolio platform and the immersive sessions, our course provides a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience. You will not only gain theoretical knowledge from the learning modules but also benefit from the practical expertise and real-world experiences shared by our expert tutors and fellow participants.

Our program offers a comprehensive learning experience through a combination of self-guided eLearning modules and a 12-hour expert-led Teams Bootcamp, followed by further online sessions. The entire program must be completed within 6 months (roughly 6 weeks minimum).

As part of the program, learners will receive a membership to The NetRet Group online dashboard, which grants access to valuable resources and support throughout their learning journey.

To ensure a thorough understanding of industry standards and best practices, each learner will also receive access to the current and most relevant PAS standard. This document serves as a comprehensive guide, enabling learners to align their knowledge and practices with the established guidelines.

Through this program, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise in retrofitting. Whether they choose to engage with the self-guided eLearning modules or actively participate in the expert-led Teams Bootcamp, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of retrofit coordination within a supportive and structured learning environment. Through the integration of our eLearning platform and the immersive bootcamps, our course provides a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience. You will not only gain theoretical knowledge from the eLearning modules but also benefit from the practical expertise and real-world experiences shared by our expert tutors and fellow participants.

  • Self guided eLearning with a 12-hour expert-led Teams session, delivered over two consecutive days at the NetRet Centre.
  • Learn from peers and expert tutors in a physical classroom
  • Must be completed within 12 months
  • Remain on the e-portfolio system for 3 years, maintaining access to notes, current documents and new documents being added. Also access to forum.
  • Includes a copy of the PAS 2035 standard (eportfolio system).

  • 12 classroom sessions over 12 weeks.
  • Remain on the e-portfolio system for 3 years, maintaining access to notes, current documents and new documents being added. Also access to forum.
  • Includes a copy of the PAS 2035 standard (eportfolio system).

  • Self-guided eLearning with a bespoke 12-hour expert-led Bootcamp, delivered online via Teams recorded videos followed by support. 
  • Can be completed in as little as 6 weeks
  • Assignments marked within 48 Hours
  • Remain on the e-portfolio system for 3 years, maintaining access to notes, current documents and new documents being added. Also access to forum.
  • Includes a copy of the PAS 2035 standard (eportfolio system).

Benefits

Qualifications with NetRet Group

  • Fully Accredited and NVQs
  • Direct Certificate Claims (Quicker Turnaround)
  • Industry Recognised Assessors and Trainers
  • On Line Support
  • Dedicated Tutor & Advisor
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Courses

Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

Course Type: Flexible

Level: 2

Duration: Flexible

Location: National

Level 3 Award in Domestic Energy Assessment

Course Type: Flexible

Level: 3

Duration: Flexible

Location: National

Level 3 Certificate for Retrofit Assessor

Course Type: Flexible

Level: 3

Duration: Flexible

Location: National

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