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Course information

Course Summary

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit (UDR) is an induction programme that provides a solid introduction to the installation of whole-house retrofit measures to domestic buildings. It will set you on the path to compliance with the requirements of the PAS 2030 specification, which is necessary for future work in the retrofit sector.

Course Code:N2107
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Award:NOCN Level 2 Award
Awarded by:NOCN
Course Length

1 day per week (Wednesday) for 4 weeks from 23 Feb 2022.

Course Detail

This Level 2 Award is open to new and existing retrofit contractors in the UK.
If you want to enter the domestic retrofit sector but have no previous experience of the industry, the Level 2 Award will give you a comprehensive introduction to whole-house retrofit measures. Alternatively, you may already have some experience of installing energy efficiency measures in homes but lack a full understanding of the wider picture of domestic retrofit and how it is guided by binding UK specifications.

Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit is aimed at helping those new to the world of retrofit get to grips with the basics. It is designed to be accessible to anyone who needs to know about the fundamentals, helping bust the jargon on terms like ‘whole house retrofit’ and ‘fabric first retrofit’.

The Understanding Domestic Retrofit course will explain what those terms mean for both the buildings and the residents within them.

Course Fees

This is a government-funded programme, subject to eligibility criteria. We will contact applicants / enquirers in early Jan 2022 with more information

Entry Requirements

This course is an important stepping stone for new and existing retrofit professionals who lack the necessary accreditation to continue working in the industry. It will teach you what domestic retrofit is, how it’s defined, what you need to know when working in the industry, and what to look out for when installing energy efficiency measures in homes. 

There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification, however, experience in the construction industry would be a benefit.

Other Information


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Last updated - 15/12/2021