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11,000 Accredited DEAs in June 09

By MikeC (Admin) on 17-Jun-09 15:25. Remarks (6)

As of 9th June, there were 11,023 accredited Domestic Energy Assessors, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act. Also, the latest shittest training company to prey on the unsuspecting public.

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DECC & CLG: Big energy announcement tomorrow

By MikeC (Admin) on 11-Feb-09 16:32. Remarks (10)

Domestic Energy Assessors may need to upgrade their qualifications to partake in a major initiative expected to be announced tomorrow in a joint statement by the CLG and DECC. Both departments are set to declare a massive program of works to improve the energy efficiency (and reduce carbon emissions) of existing homes, according to The Guardian. But my digging suggests that the two new qualifications currently undergoing refinement - that of Housing Energy Adviser and Community Energy Adviser - may be where it's at for DEAs wishing to find more work.

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Community Energy Adviser - CLG seeks your feedback

By MikeC (Admin) on 05-Feb-09 20:49. Remarks (0)

Asset Skills has today launched a one-off forum to canvass feedback on the NOS for two new qualifications: Community Energy Adviser, and; Housing Energy Adviser. But you better hurry - apparently the consultation closes end Feb!

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Energy Assessor Training Advert

By MikeC (Admin) on 30-Jan-09 17:44. Remarks (3)

Qualified Domestic Energy Assessors are once again voicing deep concerns over the pressure on fees and aggressive training companies promoting a new career to newbies. I decided to ring one of them up...

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The DEA Training Company Sell-off

By MikeC (Admin) on 22-Sep-08 16:08. Remarks (0)

It seems DEA and HI training companies are sensing they have finally pipped this cherry - One company training Domestic Energy Assessors in Surrey is up for sale at £115k and another is rumoured to be up for £8 million!


Are Display Energy Certificates the Biggest Game in Town?

By MikeC (Admin) on 06-Jul-08 21:16. Remarks (4)

Stroma and CIBSE are just two organisations publicly stressing the high demand for Display Energy Certificates. Is this hype or a realistic career-path for battle-hardened Domestic Energy Assessors to consider (or anyone for that matter)

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Institute of Home Inspection Target DEA Training Companies

By MikeC (Admin) on 14-Jun-08 02:44. Remarks (0)

The Institute of Home Inspection is seeking names of dodgy Domestic Energy Assessor training companies to pass on to the Housing Minister, Caroline Flint, as part of an enquiry her Dept, the CLG, launched in April.

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DEA Training Manuals and CDs from £2.49

By MikeC (Admin) on 13-Apr-08 14:41. Remarks (0)

Market forces, they say, will dictate a product's true value. What price then, a DEA training manual? WHat about a DEA training guide? Or even a Home Information Pack? Do the training providers care their courses are sold on eBay?

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G-LEC: £50k Earnings Advert Banned

By MikeC (Admin) on 13-Feb-08 15:24. Remarks (0)

DEA training course provider, g-lec Skills Academy, has been ordered by the Advertising Standards Authority to quit using adverts that promise £50k earnings

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DEA Training: Most Requested Career

By MikeC (Admin) on 28-Jan-08 14:38. Remarks (0)

More people enquired about training as a DEA last year, than any other profession, according to LearnDirect


Training Providers Slammed on BBC Working Lunch

By MikeC (Admin) on 20-Nov-07 16:37. Remarks (0)

Chris Evans and David Thompson - two Domestic Energy Assessors on a mission - spoke out against the marketing tactics of Training Providers today on Working Lunch... and did a bloody good job of it too!


HES Responds to Quidos Statement

By MikeC (Admin) on 17-Nov-07 16:44. Remarks (0)

Home Energy Surveys Ltd (HES) have hit back at last night's statement from Quidos citing invoices were raised incorrectly. However, part-payment is promised Monday. Is this enough to free the hostage DEAs?

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Quidos to File Winding-Up Order on HES

By MikeC (Admin) on 16-Nov-07 19:57. Remarks (0)

Heating Energy Services (HES) took thousands of pounds from aspiring DEAs and fell out with its training provider. Quidos stepped-in and now they've done it again... this time it's worse however

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Radio 4 Exposes DEA Training Adverts

By MikeC (Admin) on 15-Nov-07 15:04. Remarks (0)

BBC Radio 4 investigates the claims of high income and shortage of qualified Domestic Energy Assessors in the adverts and marketing literature of training providers

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Qualifying to become a House Inspector or DIE?

By MikeC (Admin) on 26-Oct-07 21:12. Remarks (0)

Google thinks your choices on qualifying to be a HI or DEA are rather slim!


Quidos Shelter Orphaned DEAs from Training Fiasco

By MikeC (Admin) on 26-Jul-07 15:42. Remarks (0)

HES and training provider ECMK have fallen out and are now throwing writs at each other seemingly, leaving 167 trainee DEAs caught in the middle.

But thanks to Quidos, they will very soon be back on-track.

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