Logic4training has just updated its Domestic Energy Assessor course (City & Guilds 6361-01 Domestic Energy Assessor Course) to include four of the eight units covered by the Green Deal scheme, so candidates now only have to up-skill to qualify as a GDA*.
Green Deal Assessors hold the key to the gateway of this government scheme - no homeowner will have access to the Green Deal unless they have a qualifying assessment of building recommendations that could help improve the energy efficiency of their property.
Responsibilities include assessing the fabric of the building, reporting ways in which the owners could improve the level of energy performance certificate (EPC), as well as making an occupancy assessment to analyse and advise how the property is used.
Logic4training’s six-day DEA course includes a portfolio of evidence, which will be compiled by carrying out surveys within designated properties and the production of example certificates. Surveys of two properties are completed during the final day of the course. Candidates will also carry out a further three to five surveys independently. In addition to the building portfolio, trainees will complete three written and practical assignments.
Once the course has been successfully completed, candidates will be issued with a C&G 6361-01 Level 3 Diploma certificate, enabling them to register with one of the recognised accreditation bodies for Domestic Energy Assessors.
Entry requirements for the updated course include:
- (preferred) knowledge of domestic building types, styles and ages
- a reasonable knowledge of maths and basic computer skills
- all candidates will undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check
*Existing Domestic Energy Assessors who wish to up-skills to become a GDA must hold the most recent version of the qualification (C&G 6361-01) unless they completed the DEA CPD course before 01/10/12.