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Eco Building Design

Overview

About the Level 3 Eco Building Design Certificate

When designing a house, or a new building, it is very important to think about the environmental impact of the structure. For the untrained hand, this can be a little daunting as there are so many things to consider. This course has been specifically designed to help builders, architects and anyone interested in building, become eco-conscious designers.

The course is made up of a number of informative and engaging distance learning modules. These units have been cleverly designed to introduce students to important considerations such as materials, construction methods and insulation. Students will also study things such as light, acoustics and colour and discover their effect on the environment.

Who should study this course?

This home learning course has been specifically designed for individuals who work in, or are planning to find work in architecture, design, building or construction. However, this course is also suitable for those with a general interest in the environment and home improvements.

There are no specific entry requirements for students who want to enrol on this home study course. All we ask is that students have an interest in the topic and that they are motivated to engage in independent study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this distance learning qualification, students will have a greater awareness of the environmental considerations involved in building. This knowledge will help future generations become more green and responsible builders.

The knowledge and skills gained on this course may also encourage students to enrol on further distance learning courses. Alternatively they may choose to search for relevant job roles or make changes in their existing careers. Jobs related to this course include:

  • Environmental manager
  • Property developer
  • Architect

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0800 101 901

Modules

Introduction to building biology

  • Environmental considerations in a building
  • Building biology
  • Europe
  • Biology and health of buildings
  • Cleaning materials

Building materials

  • Dangerous building materials
  • Chemical effects on the body
  • Timber
  • Plastics
  • Masonry/bricks and concrete
  • Timber treatments
  • Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces

Construction

  • Roofs and roofing materials
  • Roof construction
  • Floors
  • Pests in buildings

Services

  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring electricity
  • Power and Ohm's law
  • Terminology
  • Supply systems
  • Safety with electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste water treatment using reed-beds
  • Suitable plants
  • Temperature control
  • Heaters and coolers

Temperature: heating & cooling

  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Applications and the nature of solar energy
  • Greenhouses

The internal environment: Ventilation

  • Children and the elderly
  • Controlling excess moisture
  • Mould and mildew
  • Humidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide risk
  • Radon
  • Air cleaners

Light

  • Lighting principles and terms
  • Types of lighting
  • Replacing fixtures
  • Day lighting
  • Optimising energy efficiency
  • Measuring light

Acoustics

  • Human requirements for sound insulation
  • Secondary sound transmission
  • Speech privacy
  • Reverberation time
  • Measuring sound insulation
  • Improving sound insulation

Ergonomic considerations

  • Form, shape and dimension of spaces
  • Furniture design
  • Layout of interiors
  • Potential injuries
  • Office landscaping

Psychological considerations

  • Colour
  • Psychology of building interiors
  • General principles for house design
  • Qualities of the components
  • Creating effects

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

About the Level 3 Eco Building Design Certificate

When designing a house, or a new building, it is very important to think about the environmental impact of the structure. For the untrained hand, this can be a little daunting as there are so many things to consider. This course has been specifically designed to help builders, architects and anyone interested in building, become eco-conscious designers.

The course is made up of a number of informative and engaging distance learning modules. These units have been cleverly designed to introduce students to important considerations such as materials, construction methods and insulation. Students will also study things such as light, acoustics and colour and discover their effect on the environment.

Who should study this course?

This home learning course has been specifically designed for individuals who work in, or are planning to find work in architecture, design, building or construction. However, this course is also suitable for those with a general interest in the environment and home improvements.

There are no specific entry requirements for students who want to enrol on this home study course. All we ask is that students have an interest in the topic and that they are motivated to engage in independent study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this distance learning qualification, students will have a greater awareness of the environmental considerations involved in building. This knowledge will help future generations become more green and responsible builders.

The knowledge and skills gained on this course may also encourage students to enrol on further distance learning courses. Alternatively they may choose to search for relevant job roles or make changes in their existing careers. Jobs related to this course include:

  • Environmental manager
  • Property developer
  • Architect

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0800 101 901

Modules

Introduction to building biology

  • Environmental considerations in a building
  • Building biology
  • Europe
  • Biology and health of buildings
  • Cleaning materials

Building materials

  • Dangerous building materials
  • Chemical effects on the body
  • Timber
  • Plastics
  • Masonry/bricks and concrete
  • Timber treatments
  • Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces

Construction

  • Roofs and roofing materials
  • Roof construction
  • Floors
  • Pests in buildings

Services

  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring electricity
  • Power and Ohm's law
  • Terminology
  • Supply systems
  • Safety with electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste water treatment using reed-beds
  • Suitable plants
  • Temperature control
  • Heaters and coolers

Temperature: heating & cooling

  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Applications and the nature of solar energy
  • Greenhouses

The internal environment: Ventilation

  • Children and the elderly
  • Controlling excess moisture
  • Mould and mildew
  • Humidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide risk
  • Radon
  • Air cleaners

Light

  • Lighting principles and terms
  • Types of lighting
  • Replacing fixtures
  • Day lighting
  • Optimising energy efficiency
  • Measuring light

Acoustics

  • Human requirements for sound insulation
  • Secondary sound transmission
  • Speech privacy
  • Reverberation time
  • Measuring sound insulation
  • Improving sound insulation

Ergonomic considerations

  • Form, shape and dimension of spaces
  • Furniture design
  • Layout of interiors
  • Potential injuries
  • Office landscaping

Psychological considerations

  • Colour
  • Psychology of building interiors
  • General principles for house design
  • Qualities of the components
  • Creating effects

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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