Domestic Green Deal Advisor Training
Stroma Certification offers a recognised Domestic Green Deal Advisor qualification, delivered through face-to-face classroom learning at locations across the UK. Assessment for the GDA qualification is based on a Witnessed Assessment and portfolio; you will receive plentiful advice and support at every stage of your learning path.
The role of a Green Deal Advisor (GDA) is to carry out a Green Deal assessment to produce a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR), the first step customers must take before they can obtain Green Deal finance for energy efficiency improvements at their property. Domestic Green Deal Advisors are qualified to undertake this role for residential properties.FAQs on The Green Deal
How to Apply
Please contact Stroma Certification on 0845 621 11 11 ext 611 to arrange your booking today.
You can download our GDA training application form here
How to Qualify as a Domestic Green Deal Advisor
Stroma Certification supports Green Deal Advisors at every stage of the Green Deal path, by providing training, software and relevant certification schemes.
Step 2 – Qualify as a Domestic Green Deal Advisor: Stroma Certification offers an approved training course for domestic GDAs – this is described in detail on this page.
Step 3 – Join a certified Green Deal Assessor Organisation (GDAO): All Green Deal assessments must be undertaken through a certified GDAO, which takes responsibility for ensuring that the work is completed in accordance with relevant standards; there is no separate certification scheme for individual GDAs. Stroma Certification is a certification body for GDAOs.
The Domestic Green Deal Advisor Course from Stroma Certification
Over a three-day classroom-based course you will learn the technical knowledge and expertise, and soft skills required of Domestic Green Deal assessors. The course content is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Domestic GDAs. Courses are regularly scheduled across the UK, or subject to minimum number, our trainers can come to you (please enquire for details).
Assessment for the GDA qualification is on the basis of a Witnessed Assessment and portfolio submission. During the Witnessed Assessment, candidates are observed conducting the Green Deal assessment and providing advice to a householder, and assessed to ensure that delivery of advice and explanation is to the required standard. Stroma Certification personnel shall carry out the witnessed assessment, within the allocated maximum time of two hours per Green Deal assessment. The assessment is not usually carried out consecutively with the training; it can be arranged to suit client needs.
Following the training, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted to Stroma Certification for assessment. This portfolio must include evidence to meet all of the relevant awarding body’s requirements. Candidates will achieve qualification once the portfolio passes assessment and is verified.
Pre and post course learning is provided for candidates, along with a members' area (www.stromamembers.net). A login is required, and gives access to reading material, videos, and useful links, alongside required technical/legislative documentation. Additionally, members gain access to instant technical support, with a telephone and email helpdesk staffed by qualified advisors available during business hours.
Providing information to customers on the principles, financing and operation of the Green Deal and ECO
- The components of the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation
- Green Deal finance, ECO funding and other sources of finance
- The Golden Rule and Green Deal consumer protection
- Providing high quality, independent and impartial advice to customers
- Providing customers with information on Green Deal to meet their needs
Undertaking occupancy assessments and giving advice
- Preparing for, and conducting an occupancy assessment
- The implications of different types of tenure for the Green Deal and ECO
- The effect of building pathology and morphology on energy performance
- Advising customers on methods of reducing energy and water consumption and achieving affordable warmth
- Maintaining evidence and record-keeping
Preparing and issuing domestic Green Deal Advice Reports
- Inputting data for the domestic Green Deal Advice Reports
- Assessing energy efficiency measures for the domestic Green Deal Advice Reports
- Preparing, lodging and issuing domestic Green Deal Advice Reports
- Ensuring the GDAR complies with Conventions and Codes of Practice
Explaining the Green Deal Advice Report to the domestic customer
- Explaining the components of the Green Deal Advice Report to domestic customers, and their implications, in a professional and impartial manner
Use of RSAP+, Stroma Certification’s approved RdSAP software
- A practical exercise showing how to put the theory into practice using RSAP+ software
Day Four (Non-Consecutive)
- The candidate is observed conducting a Green Deal Assessment and providing advice to a householder (2 hour session)
Portfolio guidance session (if required)
A portfolio must be submitted to Stroma Certification for assessment. Once this has passed the assessment and been verified, the Domestic Green Deal Advisor qualification is awarded.
|Course||Green Deal Advisor (GDA) (Domestic)|
|Duration||3 days + 2 hour witnessed assessment|
|ABBE Registration Fee||£230|
|Witnessed Assessment Fee||Free of charge*|
|Software||Free of charge|
*First assessment free of charge; if additional assessments are required these will be charged at £300 per assessment.
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"I have found your [GDA] training fantastic and Neil Robinson an extremely helpful assessor who has guided me through my portfolio with care and offered me all the help and support I have needed. I am looking forward to coming to the end of it all and getting my qualification."
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