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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Further and Higher Education

Photo of Rose Conway-WalshRose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein)
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144. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 135 of 24 November 2021, the time duration of the each Nearly Zero Energy Building Standard (NZEB) course (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59334/21]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Growth in education and training provision in green skills and sustainability is ongoing across the Tertiary Education sector. A range of options are available from short courses targeted at awareness building, upskilling and reskilling programmes to full and part-time academic and vocational programmes. The curricula of many other programmes will also include elements and modules targeted to green skills and sustainability components. 

In 2018, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage engaged with Waterford Wexford ETB to establish a series of National Skills Specifications and associated delivery of education and training for NZEB. This was to support the delivery of the skills required to support the move towards nearly zero energy buildings for 2020 and beyond.  These short courses, accredited by City & Guilds, are offered in the below areas:

- NZEB Fundamental Awareness

- NZEB for Bricklaying

- NZEB for Plastering

- NZEB for Electrical

- NZEB for Plumbing

- NZEB for Electrical

- NZEB Site Supervisor

- NZEB Retrofit

- NZEB for Construction Workers

- Ventilation measurement Proficiency Test

- NZEB for Site Supervisor

- NZEB Ventilation Systems

The time duration of each of the above NZEB courses are contained in the attachment.

No. NZEB Training Courses Duration (Days)
1 NZEB Fundamentals 1
2 Carpentry 3
3 Bricklaying 3
4 Plastering 3
5 Electrical 3
6 Retrofit 1
7 Plumbing 3
8 Vent. Meas. Prof. Test 4.5
9 Site Supervisor 4
10 Ventilation 3


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