Why we are consulting
Developing Scottish specific skills requirements for energy efficiency, zero emissions and low carbon heating systems, microgeneration and heat networks is important as the current skills landscape can be fragmented, open to interpretation and is often provided by non-accredited training providers. Furthermore, the development of Scottish skills requirements will help both professionalise services in the sector and provide career pathways, particularly for young people which will be vital to the sector’s future. This consultation sets out our proposals for energy efficiency, zero emissions and low carbon heating systems, microgeneration and heat network skills requirements. Whilst the primary focus is on retrofit work for homes, we believe some of these skill requirements will also be relevant for new-build housing and in certain circumstances non-domestic buildings These requirements relate to retrofit installers, energy assessors, designers, advisors, evaluators and retrofit coordinators. Once implemented, these skills requirements will create a best practice standard for the sector, and will be a minimum requirement for Scottish Government-supported programmes. This consultation is seeking views on both the proposals and their implementation.
The consultation can be accessed here: https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/skill-requirements-for-energy-efficiency-homes/