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Construction: Understanding Domestic Retrofit Level 2 (Part-time)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2024. The course will run on a Wednesday and start at 5:30pm and finish at 8:30pm for 10 weeks (term time only).

Entry requirements

  • You must be over 19 years old to study this course
  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course

You will achieve

Understanding Domestic Retrofit – Level 2

Course overview

Retro fitting is the addition of new technology around upgrading building’s to make them more energy efficient, developing a building’s thermal capacity to resist the passage of heat and combat the use of fossil fuels to heat it. A course suitable for those who currently work in the construction industry or if you are looking to develop your skills and knowledge around retrofitting, on successful completion you will gain a recognised qualification.

In this theory-based course you will develop your knowledge to enable you to understand the basic principles of domestic retrofit. You will be able to interpret retrofit information specific to the work activities and resources, whilst identifying the materials required in domestic retrofit. You will understand the basic principles for domestic retrofit installations and know how to carry out basic domestic retrofit installations.

Course content

You will study different units to develop:

  • The knowledge to identify the main types of documents used in domestic retrofit, typical organisational structures and different types of information and how it is used.
  • The knowledge to identify the current legislation applicable to domestic retrofit, how to respond to emergencies and typical reporting procedures.
  • The materials required for work activities in domestic retrofit.
  • The basic principles for domestic retrofit installations.

Assessment of this unit will be through the completion of a mandatory knowledge assessment (multi-choice questions)

You will need to bring basic stationery items for the theory sessions. All other equipment is provided.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

You may decide to progress on to the Level 3 course – Construction: Certificate in Retrofit Advisor Level 3 City and Guilds | Barnsley College


You could progress on to higher study, including HN Flex modules. You may also want to explore other part-time courses for adults.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £195.  Funding may be available.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may have additional funding available as follows:

For learners living in applicable South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire areas:

  • If you receive benefits* or earn below £21,255 you may not have to pay any fee for this course
  • If you do not receive benefits or earn below £21,255 then you may have to pay some of the course fee

If you live outside of the applicable South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire areas:

  • You will have to pay the full fee for this course

*Benefits include Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Construction: Understanding Domestic Retrofit Level 2 (Part-time)

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