LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

  • Self-guided e-learning platform
  • Online or in a Retrofit Academy training centre
  • Funding available for course costs




£1,700 to £2,500 + VAT

Level 5 Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

FUNDED THROUGH Department for energy security and net zero


Retrofit coordinators play a pivotal role in the UK’s efforts to decarbonise its housing stock. Central to PAS 2035, the role protects homeowners and clients by managing projects in compliance with the standard.

Retrofit coordinators manage the PAS 2035 process throughout a project. Crucially, they ensure compliance with procurement, specification and delivery of measures in all domestic retrofit projects.

Guiding the decision-making process, the retrofit coordinator protects the resident or homeowner’s interest from survey to handover. This makes them essential for quality assurance and stakeholder liaison.

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to complete major projects successfully, bringing all key roles involved with whole-house retrofit under your direction. Once complete, you’ll be regarded as one of the most senior professionals on site.


Level 5

All learners successfully passing the assessments will be recommended for a Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management from AIM Qualifications, an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.


Two years’ experience

As a regulated qualification, the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management has some specific eligibility criteria. The minimum requirements for all methods of study include the following key criteria:

  • Hold 12 Level 3 credits in a built environment subject
  • Display built environment professional competencies as defined by PAS 2035
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience working on retrofit or energy efficiency projects


Portfolio of evidence

All learners are assigned to one of The Retrofit Academy’s assessors, who will provide guidance and feedback on all assignments.

All assessors are graduates from the Level 5 Diploma, hand-picked for their experience and expertise.

The course is assessed via:

  • Multiple-choice tests at the end of each module
  • Short written assignments relating to the key learning objectives
  • A verbal presentation relating to the case study


12 modules

  • Introduction to Domestic Retrofit
  • Retrofit Quality Assurance and Risk Management
  • Building Physics – Thermal Efficiency
  • Building Physics – Managing Moisture Risk
  • Assessing Dwellings for Retrofit
  • Improvement Option Evaluation and Medium-Term Retrofit Plans
  • Improving the Building Fabric – Floors and Roofs
  • Improving the Building Fabric – Walls and Windows
  • Improving Air-Tightness and Ventilation
  • Improving the Building Services – Heating, Hot Water, Lighting and Power
  • Improving the Building Services – Renewable Energy Systems
  • Post-Retrofit Testing, Monitoring and Evaluation


Blended learning

When you sign up to the course, you will gain access to The Retrofit Academy learning management system. This is our state-of-the-art e-learning platform through which the course is delivered and your assignments are submitted.

The e-learning modules are enhanced by our unique retrofit coordinator bootcamps, which give you a crucial peer learning experience supported by our expert tutors, who are also practising retrofit coordinators.

Bootcamps are available online via virtual learning or in a Retrofit Academy Hub, depending on your preference.

If you’re already a qualified construction or design professional, you may be eligible for our Pro-Track programme – a 100% self-guided pathway.


Unrivalled support

  • Membership
  • State-of-the-art learning management system
  • 24/7 access
  • Mentor support
  • Expert-led sessions
  • Customer support
  • Self-paced learning 
  • Interactive and engaging learning 
  • PAS document


Up to £600

The AIM Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management will be available for the CITB short-term qualifications grant, up to £600.

Study Pathways

There are four ways to complete this course:

£1,700 + VAT

Self-guided e-learning and online assessment

For built environment professionals with Level 4 qualifications or higher only

Must be completed within 12 months

Option to upgrade to 48-hour assessor marking time

oNLINE: £2,000 + VAT

Self-guided e-learning with a 12-hour expert-led Zoom bootcamp, delivered over four sessions

Must be completed within 12 months

Classroom: £2,200 + vat

Self-guided e-learning with a 12-hour expert-led Zoom bootcamp, delivered over two consecutive days

Learn from peers and expert tutors in a physical classroom

Must be completed within 12 months

£2,500 + VAT

Self-guided e-learning with a bespoke 12-hour expert-led bootcamp, delivered online via Zoom or in a classroom

Can be completed in as little as six weeks

Assignments marked within 48 hours

Who Should Become a Retrofit Coordinator?

To become a retrofit coordinator, you need to have a qualification in a built environment subject that is at least Level 3 with a minimum of 12 credits.

If you hold a university degree relevant to the built environment, this would also meet the entry requirements for this course.

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Level 5
Coordination and Risk
Management course



Once enrolled you have 12 months
to complete


£1,700 to £2,500 + VAT

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