Gearing up for the green deal - By Pat Bowen, Construction SkillsPresentation Transcript
Gearing up for the Green Deal: insulation and building fabric Pat Bowen Future Skills Manager CITB-ConstructionSkills
Low Carbon Programme Drivers Climate Change Act 2008 80% reduction in emissions by 2050 Energy Act 2011 Green Investment Bank, Green Deal Finance Mechanism + Energy Company Obligation Green Deal Est. 65,000 jobs by 2015 Est. £7bn annual investment Retrofit 14 million homes
Green Deal Skills Alliance3 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) working together to ensurethat the right skills are in place for the Green Deal. Green Deal Assessment/Advice. Green Deal Installers: insulation and building fabric. Green Deal Installers: environmental technologies and building engineering services.
Green Deal Skills Alliance: ConstructionSkills, Asset Skills, SummitSkills
Employer Investment Fund (UKCES)EIF 1 Green Deal Competency Framework (2011-12):•Preparing the Skills Landscape for the Green Deal – Identification (occupations, qualifications, provision) – Enablement (refresh quals, new quals, training materials) – Raising AwarenessEIF 2 Low Carbon Challenge (2012-14):•Supporting Skills Development under the Green Deal – Further development and testing of Phase 1 outputs – Working with early adopter exemplars – Improving access to information – Training Provider Capacity Building
EIF1 Outputs (1)Provider Capacity Building•Teaching Support Materials – Insulation and Building Treatments – Energy Advice and Energy Assessment – Common Units
Australian Home Improvement Programme “Australia’s experience serves as a proxy for demonstrating the potential costs ensuing from a market that does not preclude market entry by market professionals without regard to independent validation of qualifications”. Energy Act 2011 paragraph 147• The Australian Home Insulation Programme had funded the installation of insulation in over 1 million. It was terminated in February 2010 amidst concerns regarding poor quality workmanship and materials, and four deathsAmong other things The Hawke report: found:• A strong and consistent regulatory framework is important to minimise risks and safety issues in relation to installation of insulation.Note: in April 2011 …a quarter of inspected households that received insulation under the scheme were found not to comply with Australian building code standards.
Installer Skills Needs for Green Deal Day• Better understanding and integration across trades House
Solid Wall insulation• Major Growth Area “ In many cases the technical risks of adding insulation to solid walls will be too great and alternative ways of providing a more cost effective long-term solution to improving energy efficiency may be more appropriate” Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: insulating solid walls (English Heritage)• Understanding risks and of internal/external solid wall insulation will part of PAS 2030.• Government recognise training is vital
How can installers comply?• Only installers authorised and certified under a new Green Deal standard will be able to undertake the work.• The PAS 2030 standard will be implemented through certification bodies, using existing structures• Installers will need to: Carry the Green Deal Mark; Take full responsibility for quality; and Comply with the requirements set out in the Green Deal Code of Practice.
Common Minimum Technical Competencies (CMTC)• are used by the Competent Persons Scheme Operators (CPSOs), DCLG etc. as a minimum ‘level’• when CPSOs measure competency for GD they will look for all of the technical competencies to be covered across the entity or individual• holding a route technical competency you will still need to cover the non-technical (by annex) section of the PAS 2030 (if appropriate) http://cutcarbon.info/green_deal_cmtc
Publically Available Specification 2030 (1)•
Available QCF Qualifications• Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (IBT) − loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, external wall insulation, internal insulation, draught-proofing, insulating framed sectionsFor NVQ Assessment:• Construction Awards Alliance: www.caalliance.co.uk lists all registered UK assessment centres.• Scottish Qualifications Authority www.sqa.org.uk• Awarding Body for the Built Environment www.abbeqa.co.uk
TrainingAdult Upskilling Programme in external wall insulation − With plastering or trowel trades experience − 5-10 day course − Commitment to achievement of the IBT NVQ − ConstructionSkills with INCA (piloting currently)
Apprenticeships / New Entrants• Specialist Apprenticeship Programme in external wall insulation: • Comprehensive 2-year EWI training programme leading to NVQ level 2 Insulation and Building Treatments. • National Specialist Accredited Centre (0300 456 5561).• Traditional apprenticeship pathways for Insulation and Building Treatment occupations now available: • Draft-proofing, Loft, Cavity, External Wall insulation• Possibility for future additional apprenticeship frameworks to include new bolt-on units
Useful contacts• National Occupational Standards www.ukstandards.co.uk• Qualifications www.ofqual.gov.uk• Apprenticeship Frameworks www.apprenticshipframeworksonline.semta.org.uk• Cut the Carbon Campaign www.cutcarbon.info