The need for this qualification has been brought about by the Government’s implementation of the Energy Bill and became the Energy Act 2011. 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.
This qualification has been developed to enable learners to demonstrate the professional requirements expected by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and laid down in National Occupational Standards (NOS). The government is committed to reducing the overall greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
This qualification is required to apply for membership of or employment by a Green Deal Advice Organisation (GDAO) that has been certified by a certification body, accredited in their turn by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge and competency required for someone to work as a Green Deal Advisor and Assessor for non-domestic properties. Holders of this qualification are eligible to practice as Non-Domestic Green Deal Advisors and issue Energy Performance Certificates (EPC).
The qualification is available both to experienced advisors and also to those who have little or no previous background knowledge or experience of the Green Deal and/or the Energy Company Obligation or delivering advice over the telephone from a call centre or other location removed from the customer/client advice.
This qualification confirms occupational competence. Holders of this qualification are eligible to practice as Non-Domestic Green Deal Advisors and issue Energy Performance Certificates (EPC).