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Residential Retrofit Site Coordination (L6, 20 ECTS)

Status: OPEN




24 Weeks


Built Environment

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of the Certificate in Residential Retrofit Site Coordination programme is to up-skill building workers and crafts to develop knowledge and skills that allow them to deliver high-quality, energy-efficient carbon-neutral retrofits to existing residential buildings whilst complying with Ireland’s current Building Regulations. The programme will assist workers and installers in making the right decisions when undertaking retrofitting works to existing residential buildings. Particular focus will be on the coordination and monitoring of the retrofitting work, specification of energy and carbon reduction measures, risk assessment, and quality assurance. This will provide learners with the relevant knowledge and skills to operate in this particular sector and ensure such buildings undergo retrofits in a safe and sustainable manner.

Graduates may be employed as retrofit site coordinators (clerk of works) within residential retrofit “One Stop Shops” or with residential retrofitting SME’s providing energy and carbon services within the residential sector.

What are the entry requirements?

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

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective applicants 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 requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, 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:

Residential Retrofitting of Existing Buildings (10 credits)

  • Building and Retrofitting Challenges
  • Retrofitting Incentives and Opportunities
  • Energy and Carbon Reduction Options

Semester 2:

Residential Retrofit Site Coordination (10 credits)

  • Retrofit Condition and Risk Assessment Reporting
  • Retrofit Coordination Methods
  • Digital Tools for Retrofit Coordination
  • Monitoring and Quality Assurance


More Information


Tues 7pm to 9pm (fortnightly) plus 3 site visits per semester - (2 Semesters - 24 Weeks)

What will the 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
  • MCQs
  • Presentations
  • Practical Assessments


€1,700 (see funding options to all successful applicants below)

70% funding from the SOLAS Skills to Advance  if you are employed.(SOLAS funded - Student pays €510)

Unemployed can avail of DASBE funding(DASBE funded - Student pays €876)

Full title of Qualification:

Certificate in Residential Retrofit Site Coordination Special Purpose Award (L6, 20 ECTS)

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

Application Deadline; 

September 18th 2023

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