VET Training Curricula
One of the objectives of the Construction Blueprint project is to promote the upskilling and reskilling of construction workers in the European Union. Among other activities, the consortium has worked on the design and development of a series of training curricula for Vocational Training and Education, concretely in the topics of Energy Efficiency, Circular Economy and Digitalisation for the construction sector, addressed towards workers and/or students with a qualification level between 3-5 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF), and include the training programme, objectives, competences covered, number of hours, etc.
The VET curricula developed are common at the European level, however, each country participating in the project has adapted the programmes according to their national needs. In addition, any VET school in these countries or in other EU countries may adapt them to suit the training needs of their students.
This curricular design takes also into account the adaption of the training for a potential adoption in Initial VET and Continuous VET, considering different types of delivery: face-to-face, e-learning, blended learning. Also, it considers aspects of Work Based Learning (WBL). The number of hours include theoretical and practical topics, and can be adjusted to the training in the workplace or physical workshops in the VET centre.
Training contents linked to the VET curricula:
All the topics included in the three VET curricula, are completed with specific training material (more than 40 modules) which has been developed in the framework of the project, and has been used in pilot courses in the countries of the consortium. This common training material is classified in three topics, energy efficiency, digitalisation and circular economy, and has been adapted by the partners to the national realities, when needed.
The training modules developed are:
- European & National Drive. Climate Change and Policies. NZEB Principles. National Regulations.
- Energy and Buildings. How Energy Works. Low Energy Techniques.
- Building Fabric 1. Air Tightness in Buildings. Air Tightness Strategy. Air Permeability Test.
- Building Fabric 2. Continuous Insulation. Thermal Bridging. Window and Doors.
- Heating-Cooling Services. Space Heating and Cooling. Water Heating.
- Ventilation. Ventilation Flows. Types of Ventilation. Ventilation Strategy.
- Adapting to Climate. Comfort. Air Quality.
- Collaboration and Communications. Roles and Responsibilities. System Thinking. Mentorship.
- Renewables. Introduction to Renewables. Renewable Heating and cooling case studies.
- Energy Renovation. Renovation Strategy. Introduction to Cost Optimisation.
- Lighting and Small Power. Smart Lighting. Small Power.
- Smart Controls and Meters. Smart Controls and Sensors. Smart Meters.
- Measuring Performance. Sequencing Works. Understanding U-values. Energy Assessment Procedures.
- European & National Drive. EU Digitalisation Policies. National Digitalisation.
- Introduction to Digital Tools. Communication Tools. Collaborative Tools.
- Introduction to Digital Technologies. On site Technologies. Off-site Technologies.
- Data Protection. Cyber Security. Digital Data management and storage.
- Introduction to BIM. BIM Fundamentals. BIM Principles. BIM Uses and Software.
- BIM Uses in Construction. BIM Objects. Maturity levels. Use of BIM in each Phase.
- BIM and Collaboration. Accessing info through the cloud. Accessing info with mobile devices (apps, QR etc). BIM review and problem solving. Quantification and Clash Detection.
- Roles and Knowledge Transfer. Roles BIM and file structure. Digital Workflows. System thinking.
- Introduction to Quality Checks. Quality Control and Checks. Building Compliance.
- Quality Checks on Site. Building Fabric. Checks Building. Services Checks.
- Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Automation. Artificial Intelligence and 3D Printing. Wearables and Extended Reality. Smart Controls.
- Construction 2030. Quantum Computing and Blockchain. Digital in the Future. Future Choices.
- Tools for Energy Efficiency. Energy Efficiency Tools. Energy Simulation Tools.
- Tools for Circular Economy. Sustainable Construction. BIM checks for LCA. BIM checks for LCC.
- Introduction to Digital Passports. Digital Logbooks. Digital Building Passports. Digital Renovation Building Passports.
- European & National Drive. EU Circular Economy Principles. Green Policies for construction. National Regulations.
- Introduction to Circular Economy. Introduction to Sustainability. Embodied Carbon in the built environment. Principles of Circular Economy.
- Circular Economy and Construction. Circular interventions. Sustainable Development Goals. Green Certification Schemes and circularity.
- Waste and Resource Management. Waste Management. Pre-demolition, pre-development audits. Demolition, reuse, recycle, repurpose.
- Adaptable Materials and Systems. Circular materials and systems in buildings. Construction Techniques for Circular.
- Water Management. Water Management Plan. Water Management on site.
- LEAN and Modular Construction. Lean Construction. Modular Construction.
- Life Cycle Assessment. Introduction to LCA .LCA and Level(s) Building Certifications.
- Life Cycle Costing. Introduction to LCC. LCC Strategy.
- Collaboration and Communications. Collaboration Roles and Responsibilities. Communication Tools.
- Green Procurement. Introduction to GPP. Tendering and Circular Procurement. Certification and Eco Labels.
- Certification in Construction. Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). Ecolabels.
- Using Building Circularity Tools. Building Circularity Tools (LCA & LCC). Calculation Methodology
The training material will be made available in the national languages for any VET provider or interested person that would like to use them (upon request).
If you would like to use this material (and adapt it, if necessary), please contact with the national referent for the Construction Blueprint project in your country:
|Belgium||Centre IFAPME Liège-HuyVerviers||Caroline Bricteux email@example.com|
|France||Comité de Concertation et de Coordination de l’Apprentissage du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics (CCCA-BTP)||Marek Lawinski|
|Finland||Satakunnan Koulutuskuntayhtymä (Sataedu)||Jari Pentinmäki firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Italy||Ente Unico Formazione e Sicurezza (Formedil)||Stefano Macale|
|Ireland||Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS)||Gloria Callinan|
|Berufsförderungswerk der Bauindustrie NRW gGmbH (BFW-NRW)||Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Goos U.Goos@bauindustrie-nrw.de|
|Bildungszentren des Baugewerbes e.V. (BZB)||Frank Bertelmann-Angenendt email@example.com|
|Greece||Institute of Vocational Training (AKMI)||Theodore Grassos|
|Lithuania||Viesoji istaiga Vilniaus statybininku rengimo centras (VSRC)||Danielius Burokas|
|Portugal||Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria da Construção Civil e Obras Públicas do Sul (Cenfic)||João Luís Cabrita firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Slovenia||Šolski center Kranj (SCKR)||Nataša Kristan|
|Spain||Fundación Laboral de la Construcción||Beatriz Oliete email@example.com|