 An Comharchumann is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to complete the above course.

 Participants will have an opportunity to acquire FETAC accreditation.

 In order for the course to be run on Árainn Mhór, a minimum of 15 participants will be required.

 There will be no fee for individuals who are in receipt of a social welfare payment.


The BER Foundation course is designed to give students an overview of Building Energy Rating, the DEAP software and methodology and the Energy Performance of Building Directive and its implementation in Ireland. Topics include building physics, U-value calculations, and heating systems.

The course is open to all who are interested, but those who are trade or degree qualified in a construction discipline may continue on to the BER Assessor course. The course is also suitable for those for whom it has been a long time since last completing assignments/sitting an exam, those who would like an introduction into the concepts behind the BER before training to become an assessor, and anyone who would like more time working with the material.