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Domestic Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

Course Code: RACRM
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: One day a week, 9.00am - 4.00pm

What's it all about?

The Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management gives you the knowledge and skills needed to become a Retrofit Coordinator; a crucial new role required by the PAS 2035 standards. It is ideal for built environment professionals looking for a career defining and managing retrofit projects. 

If you are looking to practice as a Retrofit Coordinator on domestic retrofit projects, you must be
registered and accredited by TrustMark. To achieve this accreditation, you must already have the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management.

Course information

The course is made up of 12 modules along with a comprehensive case study. Each module features extensive teaching materials, expert presentations, case studies and activities that are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of both theory and practice. 

The course is delivered in four days face-to-face with supported e-learning for the remaining duration of the course.

1. Introduction to Domestic Retrofit 
2. Retrofit Quality Assurance and Risk Management 
3. Building Physics – Thermal Efficiency 
4. Building Physics – Managing Moisture Risk 
5. Assessing Dwellings for Retrofit 
6. Improvement Option Evaluation and Medium-Term Retrofit Plans 
7. Improving the Building Fabric – Floors and Roofs 
8. Improving the Building Fabric – Walls and Windows 
9. Improving Air-Tightness and Ventilation 
10.Improving the Building Services – Heating, Hot Water, Lighting and Power 
11.Improving the Building Services – Renewable Energy Systems 
12.Post Retrofit Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation 

As a regulated qualification, the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk
Management has the following specific eligibility criteria. 

The minimum requirements for all methods of study: 
  • hold 12 level 3 credits* in a built environment subject and 
  • display built environment professional competencies as defined by PAS 2035 (eg project management, risk assessment, contract administration, etc) and
  • have a minimum of two years of experience working on retrofit or energy efficiency projects
    – (as evidenced by a CV or letter of endorsement from your employer). 

The course is assessed via: 

  • end of module multiple choice tests 
  • short written assignments relating to the key learning objectives 
  • a verbal presentation relating to the case study. 

Upon successful completion you may progress into employment – Retrofit Coordinators are being regularly employed on salaries in excess of £45,000 per annum. Many Retrofit Coordinators have set up new businesses or operate independently. Prospective employers include local authorities and social landlords plus managing agents, energy companies and utilities.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers


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