Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

10-11 July 2024

The Tywi Centre are delighted to announce that CWIC will be using our centre to deliver their very popular Passivhaus Tradesperson course. 

They are able to offer 20 construction professionals who live or work in Carmarthenshire with the opportunity to upskill in low-energy building and discover a proven fabric-first approach on this fully funded training.

The training is being delivered in partnership with Coaction Training CIC ( giving you the opportunity to learn how to deliver the Passivhaus standard on site from practitioners at the forefront of low-energy building and design in the UK. This essential learning can be applied to any low-energy project, not just Passivhaus contracts.

Who is this course for?
This course is for people working in Carmarthenshire and includes the following job roles;

  • Contractors,
  • Design & Pre-construction Teams
  • Quantity Surveyors,
  • Project Managers
  • Clerks of Works,
  • Senior Management Teams
  • Site Supervisors
  • Building inspectors.

What is a Passivhaus
UK buildings are responsible for 25% of our carbon emissions. Passivhaus is your toolkit to tackle the climate emergency, a proven approach to slashing building energy in use in addition to delivering high standards for comfort and occupant health.

Passivhaus is a standard that needs to meet 5 main principles.

  1. High quality insulation.
  1. Heat control and robust windows
  1. Airtight construction.
  1. Heat recovery ventilation.
  1. Thermal bridge free design.

For a brief overview and further resources we recommend you visit The Passivhaus Trust. 

What will the course cover?
You will;

  • Understand what the Passivhaus standard entails.
  • Explore the critical aspects for achieving Passivhaus, including insulation, high-performance glazing, airtightness, thermal bridging and ventilation.
  • How to ensure quality is delivered on site.

Your learning journey
Teaching is led by one of our experienced Coaction Passivhaus trainers.

For the July course your trainer will be Eric Fewster who will share his experience of tackling real issues in the Passivhaus sector.

This in-person course is structured into a series of modules to direct your learning through the essential aspects of Passivhaus, teaching the theory behind the Passivhaus approach with some hands-on exercises along the way.

Day 1 – Introduction to Passivhaus, Passivhaus Principles, QA Process, Airtightness Theory, Airtightness in Practice

Day 2 – Insulation Theory, Thermal Bridging Theory, Windows Theory, Building Services Theory, Process & Site QA.

Optional next steps:
All delegates will be given the opportunity to take the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson exam at the end of the course and earn this internationally recognised Tradesperson Seal for a fee of £375.00 ex VAT.

Please note that this is not covered by the course funding. The exam date will be confirmed soon.

How do I apply?

Funding for spaces on this course are being provided by the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund and supported by Carmarthenshire County Council.

To be eligible you need to be either based in Carmarthenshire and/or working on projects in the county.

We have a maximum of 20 spaces available on this course.

To apply please complete the APPLICATION FORM

For any enquiries please contact Julie Evans or call 01792 481 273.