The SouthZEB project will develop ten training modules and assessment schemes for professionals involved in nZEB building process. Eight modules specifically directed towards architects, engineers and municipal employees, while the remaining two are devoted to managerial nZEB project skills. The course level of the modules are compatible with European Qualification Framework at EQF level 4. Training will occur in each one of the four pilot project countries first directed towards training trainers and, after, training the trainees.
Training the trainers
Training will be typically composed of three components: preparation hours, classroom hours and self-learning period. Each training module will include a final examination requiring physical presence. Front runner project partners countries will be actively involved in the train the trainer sessions.
A “nZEB Trainer” certificate will be awarded to a trainer that participates in “train the trainer workshops” and that has successfully completed a set of 4 nZEB specific training modules.
Trainers will be able to demonstrate competence in the area of energy performance of buildings and other aspects of energy use prior to attending the training sessions. This may be through prior learning and also work based experience. Candidates should have at least five years post-graduation experience in a suitable environment.
As a way to demonstrate their training capacity and the skills acquired throughout the training modules, the “trainers” will only achieve the “nZEB trainer” certificate if positively evaluated by “trainees” during the “Training the trainers” sessions in which they will actively participate as trainers.
Training the trainees
Training will be typically composed of three components: preparation hours, classroom hours and self-learning period. Each training module will include a final examination requiring physical presence.
A “nZEB Designer” certificate will be awarded to a trainee that participates in the training modules and that has successfully completed a set of 4 nZEB specific training modules (modules 1 and 2 are compulsory, plus another two modules that will be selected based on training needs). All ten modules can be completed by trainees, with recognition being given to such achievements in the certification.