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Green Deal NOS and QCF

Green Deal National Occupational Standards and Qualifications project


Green Deal will have major implications for the skills base needed in the crucial areas of energy assessment, certification, and home/commercial energy advice.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) commissioned Asset Skills to review and revise the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in light of the new requirements for Green Deal, the changes being implemented to energy assessment and certification, and the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

This project has been completed, the NOS can be viewed here and the QCF Units can be accessed here.

Accreditation of Prior Learning and Experience in the Green Deal Advice Qualifications

In order to give due recognition to those with prior learning and experience Asset Skills has undertaken work now approved by DECC which:

Click here to view letter in support of APEL Framework from The Rt Hon Gregory Barker, Minster of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change.


Energy Efficiency Introducer Units

These three new Level One QCF units of competence (which can be viewed by clicking on the links below) are designed for the thousands of customer facing staff across British industry and commerce who have the opportunity as part of their job role to introduce the subject to those with whom they come into contact. Their task will be to interest the customers in the subject and then, if successful, to pass them on to others to take the discussion forward in more detail.

Introducers may well become an important part of the Green Deal Supply chain.

Additional Competences for Green Deal Delivery Project

DECC and the Green Skills Alliance (GSA) identified the need to explore the potential additional competences required to ensure the effective delivery of the Green Deal, in particular those concerned with the practical interpretation of RdSAP Energy Assessments, the hierarchy of Energy Efficiency Measures and issues such as damp and thermal bridging. Click here to read the report and recommendations.


Useful Links

Click to visit the Department of Energy and Climate Change website.

Click to visit the Department for Communities and Local Government website.