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New FES Courses in 2017

The Foundation Energy Skills Course (FES):

  1. Is for ALL Building Construction Workers and Craft workers.
  2. Covers topics on nZEB, air tightness, wind tightness, continuous insulation, thermal bridging, best practice and controlled ventilation
  3. Designed to improve skills and awareness of Quality, Energy Efficiency, Best Practice and System Thinking.
  4. Will provide a Single Subject Certificate in the Introduction to Low Energy Buildings.

The courses will be delivered over a 3 day period

  • 3 day sessions (classroom and demonstration workshops) over a 6 week period
  • 4 part time evenings with 1 day demonstration day over a 6 week period

Read in more detail: WHAT IS THE FES COURSE?

QualiBuild piloted a Foundation Energy Skills (FES) Programme for 200 building construction workers during 2015 and 2016.With cooperation of the QualiBuild partners and certain training bodies the FES course will continue to be rolled out on an interim short term basis, until such time that a training body such as SOLAS can take over the programme, run and manage the course nationally on a long term basis.

What’s happening in 2017:

We are proposing to roll out 8 FES courses around Ireland.

It is up to you where the venues are to be held. Remember these courses will be located where there is demand.

The Galway course was held at Partel: click to see. GALWAY COURSE

The Dublin course is to be held at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, ITB in May with Sustainability Skillnet funding support register at this link DUBLIN COURSE.

The dates for the Limerick course held at LIT have now been confirmed. Register at LIMERICK COURSE

You will be able to register for OTHER COURSES shortly.

The courses are listed below.

Confirmed List of FES Courses:




Day course

Tuesday 11th April

Saturday 22nd April

Tuesday 2nd May




Day course





Day course

Wednesday 10th May

Wednesday 24th May

Wednesday 7th June




Evening course


Thursday 8th June

Thursday 15th June

Saturday 24th June

Thursday 29th June

Thursday 6th July

 Bellmullet  TBC  TBC
 Dublin  TBC  TBC
 Waterford  TBC  TBC
 Cork  TBC  TBC

…We will let you know of any news by up dating this page on a regular basis.

So watch this space………. Contact Lis at for further information or advice.

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