This qualification has been developed in response to the Government’s implementation of the Energy Bill. The Act is intended to provide a legal framework within which energy efficiency measures can be delivered to homes and businesses, and to enable and secure low-carbon energy supplies and fair competition in the UK’s energy markets.
Green Deal Advisors are required to demonstrate a mixture of technical knowledge, practical competence and the ‘soft’ skills needed to engage with customers and provide them with the advice and guidance they need to take informed decisions. This qualification will enable learners to demonstrate the professional requirements expected by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as laid down in National Occupational Standards (NOS).
This qualification is required to apply for membership of a certification scheme, accredited in their turn by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Holders of this qualification are also eligible to practice as Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) and issue Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.