Retrofit/Traditional building

Energy Efficiency & Retrofit of Pre 1919 Traditional Buildings: 2 Day Course

Over one quarter of buildings in the UK are traditionally built and are often mistakenly treated as modern buildings resulting in unintended consequences – they require ‘responsible retrofit’. The Environment Study Centre has teamed up with the CITB’s National Construction College and specialist building consultancy Edwards Hart to develop this unique 2 day course that delivers a qualification in energy efficiency retrofit.

What will I learn

Upon successful completion participants will be awarded the SQA Level 3 Award for Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings (QCF). This is a government approved qualification and has been developed to suit contractors and consultants, as well as clients.

The three SQA Level 3 Award units that make up the Level 3 Award:

  • SQA code H6MK 69 Older and Traditional Buildings: Age, Nature and Characteristics
  • SQA unit code H6MM 69 Older and Traditional Buildings: Assessing Options for the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Measures
  • SQA code H6MN 69 Older and Traditional Buildings: Making Recommendations and Giving Advice on the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Measures.

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The Retrofit academy

The Retrofit Academy is the leading provider of training for businesses involved in the sustainable refurbishment of buildings.

The Retrofit Coordinator Diploma courses have helped upskill hundreds of professionals to lead, manage and quality assure retrofit projects across the UK all over the UK. The academy also offer practical courses to support installers to achieve high quality results first time, every time.

Upcoming courses


For further details about the Retrofit Academy download the course prospectus (pdf, 2MB) or visit


Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)

Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important to businesses of all sizes.  The Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) is a one day course which provides knowledge in managing site environmental issues. This course also meets the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contract chain is required to prove to major contractors. The course is also useful for firms who are tendering for public sector work and need to be able to demonstrate their awareness of environmental issues.

Course content

  • The environment and why it is important
  • An outline of environmental policies
  • Waste management
  • Pollution prevention and water management
  • Being a good neighbour – statutory nuisance


  • Archaeology and heritage
  • Energy and resources
  • Being a responsible contractor.

Course format

  • Classroom-based tutorials and case studies
  • 25 question multiple-choice test

Includes: refreshments, all course materials, certificate and an individual copy of the GE700E manual.


Course costs

Offered at discounted rates due to Employer Ownership of Skills funding obtained by the FMB.


Course usually costs £150 + VAT pp/ Discounted course cost via the FMB: £75 + VAT pp ( funding open to non-members).


Course can be offered in-house (minimum of 10 attendees), or at FMB venue.


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