Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings

Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings

The Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings Award at QCF level 3 has been developed by the Sector Skills Council Asset Skills and is about raising awareness of older, traditional or vulnerable buildings (ie buildings built prior to 1919). The Award aims to recognise traditional buildings, interpret options for energy efficiency measures and select appropriate efficiency measures.

Candidates may be working in a role where they have responsibility for producing energy performance certificates (eg as a domestic energy adviser/assessor, a Green Deal Adviser, a housing surveyor, or installer).

On completing the qualification, candidates will be competent in:

Why deliver this qualification

Energy is a key economic sector for the UK. Within the built environment, government initiatives such as feed-in tariffs, the Renewable Heat Incentive, and particularly the Green Deal, demonstrate a wider commitment to not only reducing carbon emissions, but also cutting energy costs, improving energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty.

There are approximately 15,000 energy assessors working in the UK and this number is expected to grow as the popularity of Green Deal increases. Whilst there isn't a regulatory requirement for Green Deal energy advisers and assessors to undertake this additional small qualification, it is expected that many will wish to do so to top-up their existing knowledge.

Who does this qualification suit

The Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings Award at QCF level 3 is suitable for:

  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • employers who wish their employees to take part in short, continuing professional development courses
  • learners who are seeking national recognition of their achievements

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification. However it is anticipated that learners would have knowledge of buildings as it is likely they would come from, for example, an Energy Performance Certificate, Domestic Energy Advisor, Green Deal Advisor, Housing Surveyor or Installer background.

Progression

The Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings Award could open up more employment opportunities and career prospects.

Learners who undertake the Award may be interested in progressing to other qualifications relevant to the sector or related to insulation and building treatments.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

How to assess

Each individual Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for each Unit. Assessment Guidance and Units are available on SQA’s secure website.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Structure

Group Award code: GJ32 69 (3 QCF credit points)

Ofqual Qualification Code: 601/2659/0

The Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings Award at QCF level 3 consists of 3 mandatory Units (3 QCF credit points). For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (55 KB).

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