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Green Procurement in Construction (L7, 10 ECTS)

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24 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional


Blended programme is designed to upskill those working specifically in the field of green procurement in the built environment, applying efficient Green Procurement criteria and standards in order to better engage with green and energy challenges in construction works and consequently limit environmental impact, in a safe and sustainable manner. The aim of the programme is to increase the learners' knowledge of principles and practices applied to the Green Procurement process in construction.

This improved knowledge will allow professionals, staff members, employees, experts, and key players involved in procurement to apply their existing skills, so that relevant green procurement techniques, methods, and standards can be achieved.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 6 award in relevant field (Construction, Engineering, Project Management) or equivalent


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 demonstrated by an appropriate qualification and significant relevant experience in the construction industry.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)/Special Case Registrations; Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email to request RPL consideration

English Language;  Applicants who do not have English as their first Language must ensure they satisfy English Language Requirement. For Entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in and IELTS exam is required.  For Postgraduate course, a minimum of 6.0 is required.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.


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What modules will I study?

Semester 1:

Fundamentals of Green Procurement In Construction (5 credits)

  • Green Procurement and Drivers
  • Legal Aspects of Green Procurement
  • Needs Assessment and Market Engagement
  • Awarding Criteria
  • Verification

Semester 2:

Green Procurement Digital Tools (5 credits)

  • EU Levels
  • Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Introduction to Life Cycle Costing (LCC) 
  • Introduction to BIM and other Digital tools
  • Monitoring Energy and Carbon Performance


Are there opportunities for further study?

Further study opportunities:

There is a range of emerging programmes across the HEI sector in relation to circular economy and procurement which this programme would prepare someone to consider progression into.

More Information


Semester 1;  Tues 7pm to 9pm, (12 Weeks)

Semester 2;  Tues 7pm to 8pm, (12 Weeks) and 3 workshops (5hrs per w/shop) 

What will time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


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

  • Case Studies
  • Online Quizzes
  • Project Reports
  • Group Workshops

Qualification; Certificate in Green Procurement in Construction

Fees; €950 ( DASBE funding of €417 to sucessful applicants)

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