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OUR PASS RATE
Professional Skills (National Average 82.6%)
90.9%
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Eco Building Design

About the 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: 01202 006 464

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

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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.

 

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Eco Building Design.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 30th April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 30th April

Eco Building Design

About the 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: 01202 006 464

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

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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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.

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Eco Building Design.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
OUR PASS RATE
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(National Average 82.6%)
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