The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
In preparation for the launch of Green Deal, the Government's flagship policy for improving energy efficiency within the built environment, Asset Skills is raising awareness of the following:
Asset Skills has developed new National Occupational Standards for the roles of Green Deal Energy Advisors (domestic and non-domestic) and remote Green Deal Energy Advice.
The standards are currently being signed off by the home nations and will be finalised in line with the Government's Green Deal policy consultation (available on the Department for Energy and Climate Change website).
Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) units have also been developed but these are being reviewed following recent consultation. Once finalised the QCF units will also be available on the Asset Skills website.
By April 2012 all Domestic Energy Assessors within England and Wales will be required to undertake additional training in order to produce the new Energy Performance Certificate in domestic property.
Asset Skills has developed a comprehensive, high quality, learning material package aimed at existing Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) in line with the new EPC requirements. The availability of the material will ensure that learning providers can deliver training as soon as possible before April 2012.
As part of the Green Deal Skills Alliance (GDSA), Asset Skills has been running a series of events around the UK to raise awareness of the skills and training requirements to work within Green Deal.
As part of this work, the GDSA is collating a network of learning providers interested in offering Green Deal Energy Advice and Installer qualifications.
If you would like to be included on this network please contact Lucy Radford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asset Skills has launched a Green Skills Twitter feed with updates and information about all Green related activity. Please follow us on: @greendealskills.