The training you may need to become a Green Deal Installer depends on the measures you are planning to install and your existing experience and qualifications.
For each measure, the requirements you need to meet are set out in the annexes of the PAS 2030 specification - for example Annex B1 covers Cavity Wall Insulation.
For each measure there are two main routes to meeting the requirements of being an installer:
Getting the relevant qualification
Demonstrating existing knowledge and competence gained through industry experience – this is assessed by the certification body through a structured interview and onsite inspection of work.
To help installers understand and interpret the requirements, The Green Skills Alliance has developed the (GDCF). The main purpose of the document is to provide an overview of existing and related Green Deal qualifications and apprenticeship frameworks.
For each Green Deal measure, the GDCF gives details of:
The National Occupational Standard - from which training is derived
The Competence Qualifications – i.e. what an experienced installer will be assessed against
The Training Qualifications- i.e. the training a new installer will need to undertake
The Apprenticeship Framework – i.e. the appropriate apprenticeship route
The document also provides a brief description and purpose of the National Occupational Standard and the associated qualifications.
Green Skills Alliance In May 2012 YES Energy Solutions was selected by the Green Skills Alliance as one of six Green Skills Exemplars to ensure that installers considering Green Deal accreditation have no skill shortages.
The Green Skills Alliance consists of three sector skills councils (with an interest in the built environment) that provide advice, support and Green Deal training routes for installers. These are: AssetSkills, CITB – Construction Skills and SummitSkills.
CITB-Construction Skills The Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board (CITB) for the construction industry works to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce. It offers courses, apprenticeships and advice covering every element of the construction industry.
Supporting Unemployed Plumbers & Electricians Jobcentre Plus and the National Skills Academy are providing support and upskilling in a range of microgeneration technologies to unemployed plumbers, heating and refrigeration engineers and electricians, who are skilled to minimum technical competencies for industry standards.
Employers who need to recruit competent installers in solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, heat pumps or water harvesting and reuse technologies, can now recruit through Jobcentre Plus.
Training courses are currently being funded through the National Skills Academy network
For more information about Green Deal installer training and how your organisation can get Green Deal accredited, Contact us
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Be part of a growing network of Green Deal accredited installers. Join the Installer Network and find out how you can work in partnership with the Green Deal Provider, YES Energy Solutions, bid for contracts and draw down ECO funding.