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CLG issues notice

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 15-Apr-09 05:24:21 PM

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Some training providers are advertising a course relating to Home Energy Advisors and Community Energy Advisers, including sending mailshots to Domestic Energy Assessors and Home Inspectors to advise them of the availability of this course.

We believe this advertising to be premature. Communities and Local Government are developing National Occupational Standards for these qualifications. There is currently a consultation exercise running for the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) initiative and the Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP).

As part of this it has been proposed that these new advisers may have a role delivering advice under CERT/CESP. However, it is not guaranteed that Home Energy Advisers and Community Energy Advisers will in fact have this or any role in the delivery of these schemes. For that reason it will not be possible to finalise the role and qualification until after the consultation exercise has been concluded.

We want to ensure that the potential audience for this qualification is not misled in any way.

Where we have been made aware of training providers offering this course, we have contacted them directly and requested them to cease all advertising for Home and Community Energy Advisers courses until a decision has been made, in the light of the consultation exercise, on the role of Home and Community Energy Advisers and the extent, if any, to which they will be involved in the CERT and CESP programmes.


Home and Community Energy Advisors - Communities and Local Government

The fact that dogs are scratching at the door before it even exists is a measure of both how lucrative training is, and an assumption born from the DEA training fiasco that there’s one born every minute.

And thank God for that, they would say.

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