Training for Tradesmen in Sustainable Building



Hi folks,
the following information is about training for tradesmen(carpenters and construction workers in particular)  located in Ireland and who are interested in upskilling for energy efficiency in buildings and to gain access to 40 hours of German language classes.  The programme is funded by the EU.  If you are not a tradesman, you may know tradesmen who would be interested in upskilling so please feel free to pass on this information.

The CESBEM V Course involves two weeks technical training in the KOMZET Institute (Centre of Vocational Excellence in Energy Efficiency in Buildings), in Germany, with a special emphasis on timber frame construction. You are also given 40 hours German Language classes in LIT before you travel. The complete programme including flights and accommodation is FREE OF CHARGE!!  Please note, Group 1 L&C Training will take place in Limerick, but the locations for Groups 2, 3 & 4, may be located in other parts of country depending on demand.

The CESBEM V Project (COMPETENCE ENHANCEMENT IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING THROUGH EUROPEAN MOBILITY) follows on from the successful CESBEM I, II, III & IV projects completed by LIT and KOMZET between 2009 and 2013.  It is aimed at those in the Construction Sector and provides up skilling in the field of energy efficiency in buildings.  The Course is funded by the European Commission – Leonardo da Vinci Programme Fund, which is administered by Leargas in Ireland.

The project is in line with Ireland’s commitments to reduce energy consumption in the residential sector as part of achieving a 20% energy saving target by 2020.

*   Revised building regulations with improved energy efficiency standards.
*   Changes in the construction sector requiring additional up skilling of those involved in the sector.
*   Energy rating of dwellings now being a legal requirement in Ireland.

The expected results of the project are:

*   75 people acquiring new theoretical and practical knowledge in energy efficiency in buildings.
*   up skilling the participants so that they can apply the new construction techniques in line with the EPBD and acquire an understanding of the way this is implemented in a different country.
*   building networks between the training and the business worlds in Germany and Ireland.
*   improving the quality and increasing the volume of mobility through Europe.

Participants will be sent in 4 Groups of approximately 20 people per group.  Please see Group Dates below;

Group No.

Language and Cultural Training             Dates between

Language and Cultural Training Location

Training Dates in Germany

Group 1

23rd February ’14 to 16th March ’14

Limerick, Moylish Campus

16th March ’14 to 30th March ’14

Group 2

1st June ’14 to 22nd June ’14


22nd June ’14 to 6th July ’14

Group 3

31st August ’14 to 21st September ’14


21st September ’14 to 5th October ’14

Group 4

9th November ’14 to 30th November ’14


30th November ’14 to 14th December ’14

On completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Europass Mobility document.  Flights, accommodation and food are paid for as part of the course.

Participants will have to cover the following costs themselves – Travel expenses to the Language & Cultural training in Ireland, travel expenses to Dublin Airport and main meals on weekends while in Germany (only Breakfast is provided on weekends).  Personal spending money would also be required for the evenings and weekends while in Germany.

(Please note CESBEM V is the same course as CESBEM I, II, III & IV so if you have already participated in CESBEM I, II, III & IV please don’t apply for CESBEM V)

The Training Programme Overview and an Application Form are attached above or available from –

Closing date for applications is as soon as possible, as demand for places is high, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Completed applications should be returned to Edel O’Grady, at the address below:-

Edel O’Grady,
CESBEM Administrator,
Development Unit,
LIT Tipperary,
Nenagh Road,
Co. Tipperary.

Tel: 0504 28117 (DL)
Fax: 0504 28001

Lastly I’d just like to say that I think this is a fantastic opportunity and I highly recommend that tradesmen involved in carpentry and construction consider applying for this course.  Places may be limited so don’t apply as soon as you can.

Oliver Dempsey

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