Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Co-ordination and Risk Management


To create the warm, comfortable, and energy efficient homes needed to meet our emissions goals it is essential we develop exacting retrofit standards; advance best practices; and develop the processes, roles, and skills needed to achieve this.

PAS 2035 is a publicly available specification which outlines the necessary standards for the future of domestic retrofit. It is designed to enhance retrofit standards, improve processes and introduce new skills, capabilities and roles. PAS 2035 was written by Dr Peter Rickaby, and is fully supported by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DfESNZ).

The built environment professionals responsible for facilitating, managing and delivering retrofit work to the PAS 2035 standard are called Retrofit Coordinators. The role of the Retrofit Coordinator was introduced by PAS 2035, and is mandatory on all domestic retrofit projects delivered under TrustMark

Course code





There are 103 guided learning hours plus assessments to complete, across the 13 week duration of the course. Over the 13 weeks, learners will need to complete a minimum of 8 hours of learning and submit at least 1 assignment a week.



Entry Requirements

To become a Retrofit Coordinator you need to have a qualification in a built environment subject that is at least Level 3 with a minimum of 12 credits (your credits should be detailed on your certificate). Level 3 qualifications are equivalent to an A Level certification.

If you hold a university degree relevant to the built environment this would easily meet the entry requirements for this course.

Retrofit Coordinators can be currently operating in a wealth of jobs and disciplines. Some of our most recent graduates include:
Asset Manager (Registered Providers of Social Housing)
Housing Director (Local Authority)
Architect (RIBA)
Building Surveyor (RICS)
Technical Manager (Retrofit supply chain)
Consultant Engineer (CIBSE)
Project Manager (ECO Installer)

If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding career managing retrofit projects that make a difference to people’s lives, the built environment and the climate, a career as a Retrofit Coordinator could be the perfect fit.

Course Content

Course Modules:

1. Introduction to Domestic Retrofit
2. Retrofit Quality Assurance and Risk Management
3. Building Physics – Thermal Efficiency
4. Building Physics – Managing Moisture Risk
5. Assessing Dwellings for Retrofit
6. Improvement Option Evaluation and Medium-Term Retrofit Plans
7. Improving the Building Fabric – Floors and Roofs
8. Improving the Building Fabric – Walls and Windows
9. Improving Air-Tightness and Ventilation
10. Improving the Building Services – Heating, Hot Water, Lighting and Power
11. Improving the Building Services – Renewable Energy Systems
12. Post Retrofit Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation


All learners are assigned to one of The Retrofit Academy’s skills coaches who will provide guidance and feedback on all of your assessments. All skills coaches are graduates from the Level 5 Diploma, handpicked for their experience and expertise.

The course is assessed via:
End of module multiple choice tests
Short written assignments relating to the key learning objectives
A verbal presentation relating to the case study

Additional funding information

Businesses in Dumfries and Galloway may be eligible for funding for this course.

Course fees apply to businesses outwith Dumfries and Galloway.

Contact businessdevelopment@dumgal.ac.uk for more details.

Course Contact Details

For more information about the course or funding contact businessdevelopment@dumgal.ac.uk

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