NZEB Retrofit Skills

Retrofit Skills

This course aims to provide participants the knowledge and skill to insulate a building using best practices. This includes internal, external, floor and roof insulation. Participants will also learn how to make a building airtight to minimise unwanted energy losses.


  • Legislation Relating to Conservation of Energy
  • Principles of Heat Loss in a Dwelling
  • Characteristics of Insulation including Performance Values
  • Characteristics of Draught Proofing Materials
  • Insulating Roof, Walls and Floors Aimed at Increasing Energy Efficiency of Dwellings
  • Draught Proofing Key Elements Aimed at Increasing Energy Efficiency of Dwellings
  • Environmental Impact of Insulation and Disposal of Waste Common hazards Associated with Insulation
  • Generate a Health and Safety Initiative for Insulation and Draught Proofing Systems
  • Cut, Shape and Fix a Range of Insulation Types
  • Install a Range of Draught Proofing Systems
  • Develop Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Damage to Insulating Materials
  • Safely Use Hand and Power Tools to Install Insulation and Draught Proofing

Course Duration

  • Blended delivery
  • 2 x 4.5 hours online
  • 5 x 4.5 days on-site

Assessment Details

  • Theory Assessment (2 ½ hours) (70% Pass rate must be achieved)
  • Practical Assessment (220 minutes)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Construction experience is desirable but not necessary

Course Fees

  • This course is fully funded through the Skills to Advance programme

Course Requirements

  • PPE must be worn when completing practical elements of this qualification


  • QQI Certification
  • CIF Approved

Upcoming Dates


Blended learning 

Online: 7th and 8th February (13.30 – 17.00)  

On site: 12th – 16th February (9.00 – 16.30) 

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 Blended learning 

Online: 19th and 20th February (9.00 – 13.30)  

On site: 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th February and 1st March (9.00 – 16.30) 

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Blended learning

Online: 6th and 7th March (13.30 – 17.00)

On site: 11th – 15th March (9.00 – 16.30)

Blended learning

Online: 19th and 20th March (9.00 – 13.30)

On site: 25th – 29th  March (9.00 – 16.30)

For bookings please contact Bebhinn or Karen at / 0858049519 / 0579353791