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Introduction to Domestic Retrofit Course

Understand the basics of domestic energy efficiency upgrades with an ABBE Level 3 Introduction to Domestic Retrofit certificate – ideal for anyone working in sales, admin and business development roles in the retrofit sector.

Delivered online through partner, Synergy Training, this qualification provides an overview of the PAS 2035 compliant retrofit process.

For a limited time only, GTEC can offer retrofit assessor & co-ordinator training at a reduced rate, thanks to government funding.

Funded courses will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so book now to secure your place.

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Course cost

£499.00 exc. VAT

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Course duration

10 hours



Course information

The domestic retrofit sector is a growing area of construction, bringing down the carbon emissions of homes through energy efficiency upgrades such as draught proofing and insulation.

Providing an understanding of the retrofit process in-line with standard PAS 2035, the Introduction to Domestic Retrofit qualification is ideal for anyone working for businesses involved in the retrofit and ECO industry.

ECO (currently ECO4) is the government funded scheme upgrading properties to improve energy efficiency standards, enhancing the benefits of renewable technologies, such as heat pumps.

Suitable for admin, business development and sales staff, the qualification can also be used towards the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Co-ordination and Risk Assessment, for construction professionals looking to become Retrofit Co-ordinators.


There are no pre-requisites for this course, however suitable candidates will be working (or planning to work) within the domestic retrofit sector.

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The Introduction to Domestic Retrofit course uses a mix of online learning and 1:1 sessions 

The course is self-paced - candidates have four weeks to complete the course from registration 

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The introduction to domestic retrofit qualification provides an over of PAS 2035, the standard for domestic retrofit energy efficiency upgrades:

  • An understanding of the retrofit process 
  • The political and technical context of domestic retrofit in the UK
  • Retrofit roles
  • The principles of TrustMark and PAS 2035
  • Energy efficiency in traditional & protected buildings
  • Understand the pattern of domestic energy use and how it varies between dwellings
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PAS 2030 is a certification, which must be applied for by businesses claiming funding under the ECO schemes. PAS 2030 proves a business has complied with the specified standards for their installations.


PAS 2035 is an industry standard for retrofitting, providing guidelines for energy efficiency specification, including assessment, design, installation and monitoring. PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 are inextricably linked to each other.

Current energy efficiency measures include loft and wall insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, energy-efficient heating systems, such as heat pumps, solar panels, and draught proofing. These measures are designed to reduce energy consumption and improve home energy ratings.

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