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UTN launches Green Deal based assessor courses

Building services and construction training provider, UTN, has introduced EDI’s Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) and Green Deal Assessor (GDA) courses.

The first step in becoming a Green Deal Assessor and, more generally, the first step to a career as a Domestic Energy Assessor, is to complete the DEA qualification, which allows successful candidates to issues Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), a mandatory part of any house move. GDA training is then available as a top-up to this course.

There are no pre-requisites to be a DEA, opening up a huge potential marketplace when the Green Deal kicks off. UTN is keen to stress, however, that the best-suited candidates are those that have some knowledge of domestic building types, plus, with taking measurements and working out dimensions a key part of the course a reasonable knowledge of maths is also required.

The first Domestic Energy Assessor courses will be taking place on the 3rd to the 5th September, with Green Deal Assessor training launched shortly after, in October.

Steve Fisher, MD for UTN Training said: “Over the last year we have invested heavily in our facilities to deliver a range of courses related to the Green Deal, Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariffs (FiTs). We see this as an increasingly important market for our customers, with the Domestic Energy Assessor and soon-to-be-introduced, Green Deal Assessor courses complimenting existing training.”

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