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Publication - Consultation paper

Energy efficiency, zero emissions and low carbon heating systems, microgeneration and heat networks for homes - skills requirements: consultation

Published: 5 Feb 2021

Consultation on proposals for energy efficiency, zero emissions and low carbon heating systems, microgeneration and heat network skills requirements for homes in support of our draft Heat in Buildings Strategy.

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Energy efficiency, zero emissions and low carbon heating systems, microgeneration and heat networks for homes - skills requirements: consultation
4. Consultation questions in full

28 page PDF

1.1 MB

4. Consultation questions in full

Installer skills requirements

Q1a – Do you agree with our proposal to integrate the installer skills matrix into the Publically Available Specification (PAS) 2030 And Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) installer standards?

Q1b Do you agree with our recommendation that manufacturer training should be in addition to, not instead of, these skills requirements?

Q1c If you disagree with these proposals, please let us know why.

Q2 – What are your views on the timing for integrating the installer skills matrix into the PAS 2030 And MCS installer standards? What do you think would be a reasonable timescale for the making the skills matrix mAndatory in the standards?

Q3 – What are your views on how installers can meet these skills requirements, in particular the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) route?

PAS 2035 requirements for other roles

Q4 – What are your views on the competency requirements for the retrofit coordinator, advisor, assessor, designer And evaluator roles?

Heat networks

Q5 – What are your views on our plans for developing heat network skills? For example are there any gaps in heat network skills that we haven't identified?

General questions

Q6a – What impact do you think our skills requirements will have on the energy efficiency, microgeneration And heat networks sector in remote rural And island communities?

Q6b – What impact do you think our skills requirements will have on the energy efficiency, microgeneration And heat networks sector in Scotland more generally?

Q7 – What impact do you think our skills requirements will have on competition including training provision, quality, availability or price of any goods or services in a market?

Q8 – What suggestions do you have for how digital technology could be used effectively to meet our skills requirements?

Q9 – Are there any areas of skills we have not covered in this consultation that you think we should consider?

Q10 – What support you think would help the sector achieve these skills requirements?


Contact

Email: heatinbuildings@gov.scot