Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details




Building Services

Course Start Date

Tuesday 4th February 2025

Course Duration

Full-time, 7 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 75.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

This qualification has been designed to introduce candidates to the new and exciting world of Retrofit. The course will provide a good understanding of what domestic retrofit involves. The qualification is applicable to a wide range of people, including those already working in the sector, those considering joining it and those who are impacted by it.

Course Requirements

There no specific eligibility requirements, although if you have a background in energy efficiency or construction you may find the course a little easier.

What you will Learn

Retrofit is a new and exciting sector of the economy that should offer rewarding careers for thousands of people. Anybody currently working in this sector or thinking of working in it in the future would benefit from holding the Understanding Domestic Retrofit qualification.
Employers in the retrofit sector include local authorities, housing associations, installers, energy companies, contractors and sub-contractors.


In order to achieve this qualification, learners must achieve 4 credits, by completing the 3 mandatory units. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve each unit and allow for a variety of assessment methods to be used as appropriate to the environment the qualification is delivered in. There is no examined assessment element in this qualification.


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Career Options

Trades: Plastering, Joinery, Carpentry, Rendering, Heat Pump Installer and Solar Panel Installer
Professions: Retrofit Advisor, Retrofit Assessor, Retrofit Coordinator and Retrofit Designer

Mandatory Units

This qualification is made up of 3 mandatory units that will provide learners with the knowledge of why retrofit is so important to environmental sustainability, what it is including the principles, standards, regulations, roles and materials.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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