Green Deal Training

Green Deal Training Courses for Installers

Installers in high vis jacketsThe training you may need to become a Green Deal Installer depends on the measures you are planning to install and your existing experience and qualifications.

For each measure, the requirements you need to meet are set out in the annexes of the PAS 2030 specification - for example Annex B1 covers Cavity Wall Insulation.

For each measure there are two main routes to meeting the requirements of being an installer:

  • Getting the relevant qualification
  • Demonstrating existing knowledge and competence gained through industry experience – this is assessed by the certification body through a structured interview and onsite inspection of work.

To help installers understand and interpret the requirements, The Green Skills Alliance has developed the Green Deal Competency Framework (GDCF). The main purpose of the document is to provide an overview of existing and related Green Deal qualifications and apprenticeship frameworks.

For each Green Deal measure, the GDCF gives details of:

  • The National Occupational Standard - from which training is derived
  • The Competence Qualifications – i.e. what an experienced installer will be assessed against
  • The Training Qualifications- i.e. the training a new installer will need to undertake
  • The Apprenticeship Framework – i.e. the appropriate apprenticeship route

The document also provides a brief description and purpose of the National Occupational Standard and the associated qualifications.

Download the Green Deal Competency Framework

Visit the Cut the Carbon website to view a list of the requirements for each Green Deal measure.

Green Skills AllianceGreen Skills Alliance

In May 2012 YES Energy Solutions was selected by the Green Skills Alliance as one of six Green Skills Exemplars to ensure that installers considering Green Deal accreditation have no skill shortages.

The Green Skills Alliance consists of three sector skills councils (with an interest in the built environment) that provide advice, support and Green Deal training routes for installers. These are: AssetSkills, CITB – Construction Skills and SummitSkills.


Asset Skills is the employer-led skills body for facilities in: management, housing, property, planning, cleaning and parking.

Visit the AssetSkills Website

CITB-Construction Skills

Green Skills AllianceThe Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board (CITB) for the construction industry works to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce. It offers courses, apprenticeships and advice covering every element of the construction industry.

Visit the CITB-Construction Skills Website

Find out why construction is going Green on the: 'Cut the Carbon' Website

Find relavant training providers for construction courses and qualifications on the: 'Cskills' Website


SummitSkills is the sector skills council for the building services engineering (BSE) sector.

Visit the SummitSkills Website



Supporting Unemployed Plumbers & Electricians

Green Deal ElectricianJobcentre Plus and the National Skills Academy are providing support and upskilling in a range of microgeneration technologies to unemployed plumbers, heating and refrigeration engineers and electricians, who are skilled to minimum technical competencies for industry standards.

Employers who need to recruit competent installers in solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, heat pumps or water harvesting and reuse technologies, can now recruit through Jobcentre Plus.

Training cources are currently being funded through the National Skills Academy network

Find out more about these: Green Skills Opportunities

For more information about Green Deal installer training and how your organisation can get Green Deal accredited, Contact the Hub.


Join the Hub

Be part of a growing network of Green Deal accredited installers. Join the Hub and find out how you can work in partnership with the Green Deal Provider, YES Energy Solutions, bid for contracts and draw down ECO funding.

Register on Green Deal Installer Hub here.



Join a leading network of SME installers

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