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Sustainable Methods of Construction – Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer. 

During the course you will cover the following topics relating to sustainability, construction technology, design, and documentation:
– Examine how the construction industry impacts on the environment and how changes in the industry can create broader social and economic benefits.
– Explore a number of healthy building and sustainability protocols e.g. passivhaus, BREEAM, WELL standard, Biophilic design and building Biology principles.
– Explore sustainable construction methods that are fit for purpose in a given context.
– Discuss the potential benefits and challenges associated with different forms of sustainable construction.
– Prepare and present design proposals and solutions.
– Control document production and design information.

This is a certificated course.

For more information, please email projects@petroc.ac.uk

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB681
Level : Level 4
Duration : 12 Weeks

Cost : Free

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Course details


For your final assessment you will be required to present a design proposal, utilising a selected sustainable construction method, and explain how it is ‘fit for purpose’ in the given context.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have experience in the construction industry.


The skills level achieved will be equivalent to Level 4. On successful completion of the Bootcamp, you are likely to move into the following occupations: Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Design Co-ordinator or Design Manager.

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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