Skills Bootcamp; Introduction to Passive House Techniques with PureHaus

Course Length 6 weeks
Study Type Part time
Start Date 14/06/2024
Course Code 78661-01
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Course overview

This is a short 6-week course to gain further knowledge and skills within the Passive House/Retrofitting aspect of house renovation and construction. The course will provide you with up-to-date techniques and practical demonstrations on the basics of Passive House, retrofit principals and the wider opportunities that exist within this area of construction. The 6-week course will consist of face to face theory and workshop-based sessions, adding up to a total of six sessions.

Participants will receive a National Open Colleges Network (NOCN) fabric first and whole house retrofit qualification after a successful practical and theoretical assessment. The course will run for 6-weeks on a Friday, 9am-4pm, at the college.

  • Entry Requirements
    Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this course, if further information is required before you start, we are here for an informal chat to make sure the course is right for you.
  • Benefits/Skills
    • Greater knowledge and understanding of Passive House & retrofit techniques
    • Practical skills required in Passive House and retrofit
    • Importance of insulation, plaster and construction processes
    • Basics and importance of ventilation and airtightness
    • Appropriate information and guidance of working in the Passive House and retrofit sector
  • Who is this course for?
    This is a free course suitable for any tradesperson or DIY enthusiast with an interest in the Passive House or retrofitting area of construction.
  • Units/Modules

    Aspects covered on the course will include:

    • Sustainability and the environment
    • Basics of Retrofitting, airtightness & ventilation
    • Retrofit principals & practical sessions including insulation, plaster, construction processes
    • Information and Guidance – working in the trade i.e. CV writing, interview and presentation skills and practice (as appropriate)
  • Careers/Progression

    All applicants that successfully complete the programme will be guaranteed an interview with Pure Haus.

    This course is designed to support individuals normally resident in York & North Yorkshire to develop skills that will help them access a career path in Retrofitting construction.

  • Assessment Types
    During this 6 week course, ongoing practical and theoretical assessments will take place.

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