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
Annex C - installer skills matrix

28 page PDF

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Annex C - installer skills matrix

Note - the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has a useful guide to the Scottish Qualifications lAndscape which may be useful for anyone unfamiliar with Scottish qualifications. This can be found at: www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/Guide_to_Scottish_Qualifications.pdf

Heat Battery

Career path:

  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7
  • Water Byelaws/Regs
  • Vented/Unvented Hot water

Solar Thermal

Career path:

  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7 Or
  • SVQ 3 Heating And Ventilating: Industrial And Commercial Installation

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • NOS Mapped - Installation And Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
  • Water Byelaws/Regs
  • Vented/Unvented Hot water

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Air Source & Ground Source Heat Pumps

Career path:

  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7 Or
  • SVQ 3/SCQF 6 Install, Commission And Maintain Refrigeration Systems Or
  • SVQ 3/SCQF 6 Install, Commission And Maintain Air Conditioning Systems

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • NOS Mapped - Install And Commission Fuel Systems: emergent technologies
  • Water Byelaws/Regs
  • Domestic Vented And Unvented Hot Water Storage

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Biomass

Career path:

  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7 Or
  • SVQ 3 Heating And Ventilating: Industrial And Commercial Installation

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Solid Fuel Installer (NOS Mapped)
  • Vented/Unvented Hot water

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Hydrogen Ready Boilers

Career path:

  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7 Or
  • Level 3 Diploma in Gas Engineering Or
  • Gas Engineering Competence Based Qualification Or
  • Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) gas qualification

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Water Byelaws
  • Central Heating & Water Training & Assessment (CENWAT)
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas Changeover
  • Domestic Vented And Unvented Hot Water Storage

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7 Or
  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7 Or
  • Ductwork Planning And Installation at SCQF level 6

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Domestic Ventilation Systems (MVHR)

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Smart Heating Controls

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7 Or
  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7 Or
  • SVQ 3 Heating And Ventilating: Industrial And Commercial Installation

Electric Heating - Storage Heaters, Infrared And Panel Heating

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Solar PV Electrician Pathway

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • NOS Mapped - Installation And Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems (Level 3)

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Solar PV Roofing Contractor (Limited Scope O)

Career path:

  • SVQ Roofing (Construction) at SCQF level 5

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Appreciation of Access Platforms And Equipment
  • Electrical awareness TESSA

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Micro Hydro

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations

Lighting And Controls

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations

Micro Wind Turbines

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • Connection of Generation
  • Installing small wind-powered electricity generating systems

Electrical Under Floor Heating

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • Electrical awareness TESA

Battery Storage

Career path:

  • SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Up to date BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • Energy Storage Systems Course (415)

External Wall Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation

Cavity Wall Insulation

HTT Cavity Wall Insulation (Hard to Treat)

Loft/ Rafter/Room in Roof Insulation

Under Floor Insulation

Low Rise Windows And Doors

Flat, Pitched And Extension Roofs

High Rise Windows And Doors

Career path:

  • SVQ in Insulation And Building Treatments (Construction) at SCQF level 5 Or
  • SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation And Building Treatments (Construction Cold/Warm Roof Insulation) Or
  • SQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation And Building Treatments (Construction) Or
  • External Wall Insulation – Boarder/Finisher

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

Grey Water Harvesting*

Career path:

  • SVQ 3 Domestic Plumbing And Heating at SCQF Level 7

And must complete the following qualifications:

  • Water Byelaws

And (only if working on pre-1919 buildings)

  • SQA Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older And Traditional Buildings

*whilst not included in PAS 2035, it was identified as an important skills requirement from the Quality And Skills Working Group.


Contact

Email: heatinbuildings@gov.scot