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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_ EBEEP_6
  • Field of StudyEnergy
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Purpose Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • Level6
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus

Course Fee

€650 (incl. exam fee)



One night per week for one semester.


Course Content

The course will consist of two modules:


This programme aims to provide participants with an understanding of the construction principles used in energy efficient buildings and the technologies available for modern energy efficient heating systems. The programme will have a high practical content with candidates exposed to modern technology and construction techniques. 


At the end of the programme candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • A knowledge of the terminology used in building energy efficient practices
  • A knowledge of building fabric and air tightness
  • An understanding of thermal bridging
  • An understanding of ventilation and condensation
  • The application of technical knowledge and skills to work confidently with modern renewable heating systems and controls



Special Purpose Award (10 ECTS credits at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications or individuals in the construction industry with the appropriate experience.


To apply, please email Department Secretary, Geraldine Mahon (geraldine.mahon@cit.ie)

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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