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Community Energy Development

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30 weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



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.


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


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.

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

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