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Green Procurement in Construction (Certificate, L7, 10 ECTS)

  • Status: Register Your Interest

  • Campus: Blended

  • weeks: 20

  • Fees: €1,250* See FEES section below for funding

Course Overview

This programme is designed to upskill those working specifically in the field of green procurement in the built environment, applying efficient Green Procurement criteria and standards in order to better engage with green and energy challenges in construction works and consequently limit environmental impact, in a safe and sustainable manner. The aim of the programme is to increase the learners’ knowledge of principles and practices applied to the Green Procurement process in construction.

This improved knowledge will allow professionals, staff members, employees, experts, and key players involved in procurement to apply their existing skills, so that relevant green procurement techniques, methods, and standards can be achieved.

In collaboration with DAVY Horizons

Contact Details

General Queries

Flexible Learning Office


Telephone: (061)293803

Academic Queries

Elisabeth O Brien


Level 6 award in relevant field (Construction, Engineering, Project Management) or equivalent
Applicants who do not meet these requirements but who are aged 23 and over will be considered for entry on the basis of an assessment
and, if appropriate, also an interview.
Equivalence demonstrated by an appropriate qualification and significant relevant experience in the construction industry.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment
Please review the academic entry requirements for this programme.
If you do not hold these qualifications but would like your application to be assessed under RPL please select YES on the online application form.
Once you have submitted your online application you will then receive an email acknowledgement with further instructions on RPL.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a score of 5.5 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a score of 6.0 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

More Information

  • Semester 1

    Fundamentals of Green Procurement In Construction (5 credits)

    • Green Procurement and Drivers
    • Legal Aspects of Green Procurement
    • Needs Assessment and Market Engagement
    • Awarding Criteria
    • Verification


  • Semester 2

    Green Procurement Digital Tools (5 credits)

    • EU Levels
    • Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    • Introduction to Life Cycle Costing (LCC)
    • Introduction to BIM and other Digital tools
    • Monitoring Energy and Carbon Performance

    The above can be completed as single cert Micro-credential of 5 ECTS.

  • Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due

  • Assessment will be through a range of continuous assessments, which will involve:

    • Case Studies
    • Online Quizzes
    • Project Reports
    • Group Workshops
  • Certificate in Green Procurement in Construction (Level 7, 10 ETCS)

  • €1,250* DASBE funding of €417 – Student pays €733



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