Energy Assessment and Advice - non statutory (Wales)

Framework status: Current (latest) issue

Framework details

Framework ID: FR04254
Issue number: 3
Issued: 09 March 2018

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Contact name: Damian Brown
Telephone number: 01536 738 631
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Purpose

The main purpose of this framework is to ensure that new people into the industry and the job role are qualified to implement the government’s policies on domestic green deal advice but also be aware of other green energy schemes.

It is envisaged that new pathways will be created in the future based on new energy assessment and advice competency qualifications to fit different job roles.

Green Deal is the British government’s initiative which aims to encourage homeowners to install energy efficient devices within their homes.  Green Deal is based on the principle that many energy efficiency related changes to properties pay for themselves. Households will be able to obtain finance to fund appropriate energy efficiency measures through the Green Deal, which will be paid back through the savings on fuel bills resulting from their installation.  To ensure that real savings can be made, the energy saving measures recommended for properties will need to be both appropriate to the age and construction of the property and correctly installed.  At a local level the Green Deal will enable many households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties without consuming as much energy and wasting so much money. 

At a national level the UK needs to become more energy efficient to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  The Climate Change Act 2008 legislated for a reduction in our carbon emissions of 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 (accurate February 2018). It set legally-binding carbon targets for the UK for the next twelve years across all sectors of the economy, including homes, communities and workplaces.  To help meet the carbon targets there is a need to make our buildings more energy efficient, and use heat and power  from low carbon sources.

Green Deal Advisors will work for utility companies, facilities management companies,  green deal providers and consultancy businesses. The Level 3 Diploma in Green Deal Advice covers both energy assessment and advice and the financing aspects of green deal.

 Future competencies required by the sector include:

  • development of energy assessment and advice technical skills
  • development of softer skills and behaviours such as communication, sales and customer service
  • technical knowledge - understanding the 'hierarchy' of energy efficiency measures and of renewables technology
  • multi-skilling the workforce - consumers will expect one person to be able to answer and deal with their questions
  • keeping up to date with changing legislation such as the Feed-In-Tariffs and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

Employers have been involved with the design of the qualifications in this framework which will develop the critical skills required within the sector,  the framework also meets the requirements of the Specification of Apprenticeship standards for Wales and contributes towards meeting the skills priorities for Wales.

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