The Green Deal scheme
Green Deal Training courses have emerged from the green deal scheme; the initiation for the scheme came from the DECC (the department of energy and climate change).
In order for any new venture to achieve success it must show a foundation that can be trusted, earning trust through one will generate trust from others. Green deal has learned that certified professionals are more successful on the whole as opposed to those uncertified, hence the reason for Green Deal Scheme.
These courses are open to all who are interested, you do not need to have previous knowledge or experience the desired field. You will receive a recognised qualification once the training course is fully completed, giving you a skill for life.
The courses on offer are as follows:S
Green Deal assessor training course – is available for both the domestic and commercial sectors, the duration of the course is around 3 to 4 days long. During the course you will learn how to assess a property (home or business) in a highly professional manner. As you carry out your assessments’ you will be required to confer with the client on a step by step basis, by the end of each assessment you will have created a plan detailing the energy efficiency improvements to the owners property.
Every aspect of the NOS (national occupational standards) will be covered; you will receive first hand knowledge to ensure you become an expert Green Deal advisor.
Green Deal installer training course – is also available within the domestic and commercial sectors. This course gives you the accreditation to show yourself as a fully qualified Green Deal installer. The duration of the course is from 3-5 days long; after you have passed the course you will have earned yourself the ABBE level 3 diploma. As a qualified installer you will have the ability to install in any or all of the following areas:
You can choose to specialise your expertise in one field or become a multi-disciplined installer of all, you will receive a recognised qualification and a skill for life.
Due the lack of interest in these training courses it was decided that the government should step in and help to encourage the reduction of our carbon footprint. The Green Deal Training courses are expensive and not everyone can afford to sign up, so the government have now provided a fund of £3.5 million fund to help train more individuals to work as part of the green deal scheme.
Due to the funding which is now available from the government the Green Deal Scheme has increased in its popularity and is generating interest from all areas. It provides more job opportunity with a chance of gaining a new qualification to have under your belt.
And off course it is all in the best interest of the planet we all have to do our bit to reduce our carbon footprints.