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Certificate in Community Energy Development

Status: Register Your Interest


Level

06

Duration

30 weeks

Department

Built Environment


Start Date

26/09/2023

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Blended

Course Aim(s):
The aim of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills of learners to be able to identify and develop appropriate sustainable energy investment opportunities in their communities, by developing their knowledge of sustainable energy technologies/solutions, relevant funding opportunities and project development techniques.
This programme aimed at people from (urban/rural) communities interested in the development of sustainable energy projects and those who are involved in supporting communities to develop sustainable energy projects

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 5 Passes in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish.

Or

Applicants who do not meet these requirements but who are aged 23 and over will be considered for entry on the basis of an assessment and, if appropriate, also an interview.
Equivalence may be demonstrated by an appropriate qualification and significant relevant experience.

Duration: 30 weeks

Delivery: Blended delivery with online evening tutorial/lectures, supported with a number of practical workshop sessions on Saturdays.

Location: Tipperary/Limerick

Times: TBC

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Course Content:
Semester 1:
Introduction to Community Sustainable Energy (10 credits)
• Energy systems
• Energy principles
• Energy efficiency principles
• Renewable energy systems


Semester 2:
Community Sustainable Energy Project Development (10 credits)
• Policy and legislation
• Planning and consultation
• Project Finance and Organisation
• Project Management
• Stakeholder Engagement and Mobilisation

Are there opportunities for further study?

Further study opportunities:
There is no immediate progression route within TUS but participants will have the opportunity to be exposed to a range of other energy and environmental related programmes within TUS and various levels. They will be encouraged, where appropriate, to consider application for such programmes.


 

More Information

Qualification

Certificate in Community Energy Development (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 20 ECTS)

Course Content:
Semester 1:
Introduction to Community Sustainable Energy (10 credits)

Semester 2:
Community Sustainable Energy Project Development (10 credits)

All students will require a laptop. TUS will provide access to all relevant software for upload.

Delivery Day/Evening: 

Number of Hours 

Semester 1: 4 hours contact and 8 hours independent learning per week.

Semester 2: 4 hours contact and 8 hours independent learning per week.

Times: TBC

Location: TBC

Closing Date for Applications

TBC

Information on Assessment/Examinations:

Assessment will be through a range of continuous assessments, which will involve:

  • • Case studies,
  • • Online Quizzes
  • • Project reports
  • • Final project.

Fee: €700 (reduced from €1,533 with DASBE funding support in 2022)

Academic Queries

Email: info@DASBE.ie  Elisabeth.obrien@lit.ie