Passive Haus Tradesperson

Course Length 4 weeks 1 day per week
Study Type Part time
Course Cost £1,600 (Adult) Financial support 19+
Start Date 24/01/2023
Course Code 78633-01
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Course overview

After completion of initial training, this course will give you the confidence to lead on a retrofit of existing buildings or new build projects to super low energy buildings. Topics covered include: General principles, Building envelopes and building services in Passivhaus.

More about STEM

  • Entry Requirements
    Candidates will already possess the relevant skills required for construction work through their initial training.
  • Benefits/Skills

    These skills will enable the learner to understand the concepts of a building built to Passivhaus standards. The knowledge of Airtightness, thermal bridging, ventilation, insulation and fitting the correct windows and doors will be paramount in the building of a PassivHaus.

    The skills developed could be used as a starting point in the Passivhaus industry as a tradesperson to be built on with experience. Retrofitting older buildings will also be covered as part of the course.

  • Who is this course for?
    This course is for trades people looking to upskill their knowledge of Passivhaus along with DIY enthusiasts, senior decision makers and architects.
  • Units/Modules
    • Unit 1: General principles
    • Unit 2: Building envelopes
    • Unit 3: Building services in Passivhaus
  • Careers/Progression

    Careers in retrofit are up and coming, this initial training can set you up to carry out retrofit in housing stock under the supervision of a qualified retrofit installer or build and maintain Passivhaus buildings using the techniques shown. Progression going forward could be towards the following courses and certification:

    • PenerPHit certified retrofit - refurbishment projects standard
    • Pconsultant certified
    • Certified passive house tradesperson - need to be a qualified tradesperson prior to certification
  • Assesment Types
    After completion of this course, candidates will undertake an internationally accredited "Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson / Contractor" examination.

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