Course Information

Passivhaus Tradesperson

Passive House Institute
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 18 September 2020
Day: Friday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 3
Hours per Week: 8
Total Hours: 24
Fee: 588
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: John.Dolan@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Technology And Skills Centre
Week Starting: 18 September 2020
Day: Friday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 3
Hours per Week: 8
Total Hours: 24
Fee: 588
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: John.Dolan@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course is aimed at people who are currently employed with a background in the construction sector. It will suite those looking to work as building contractors and tradespersons on high performance building envelopes as well as designers and consultants looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passive House standard.

Additional Information

The course is delivered by qualified Passive House Designers and Trainers who have a range of construction industry experience. We have a wide range of facilities such as demonstration models of airtightness and MVHR units to demonstrate the practical aspects of the course and accredited materials and products for familiarization. We have licensed PHPP software and the SketchUp Designer plugin from the Passive House Institute for use during the course in the PHPP unit.

Course Content

Certified Passive House Tradespeople substantiate their sound basic knowledge of the construction of Passive Houses by passing an examination.

Core Modules

  • Introduction to the Passive House Standard.
  • The thermal envelope.
  • Passive House airtightness workshop.
  • Specification and Installation of windows.
  • Passive House ventilation and heating.
  • Passive House Economics.
  • Passive House Planning Package (PHPP).
  • Thermal imaging and modelling.
  • Site supervision and quality assurance.
  • Revision and exam preparation.
  • Assessment Method

    This course culminates in a 3 hour PHI externally set exam, which leads to Certified Tradesperson.

    Entry Requirements

    Knowledge of the construction trade and modern construction methods