PPL Training, the training provider for the Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS) team, part of the Travis Perkins Group, undertook the first City & Guilds Green Deal Assessor (Advice) course in the UK. The City & Guilds 6066 course was a huge success with 100% of the 8 delegates passing the online assessment, ‘real play’ scenario and classroom based theory learning. The course started on the 3rd of July and ran over 4 days, which involved interactive role play in a real life scenario, known as ‘real play’ and involved replicating the situation of a Green Deal Customer and Green Deal Advisor.

The first course was made up of candidates from various backgrounds including PV installers, Electricians, Plumbers and Heating Engineers. The SBS team has started communicating with businesses across the whole Travis Perkins Group, to identify opportunities to up-skill existing customers and attract new customers.

Development Director of PPL Training, Paul Seddon, who ran the first course, said “The course ran very smoothly and I am especially pleased with how the role play went. This was a feature that was enjoyed by all the candidates due to the additional pressure put on them compared to normal classroom learning. Based on the success of our first course, I am now very much looking forward to the future Green Deal courses here at PPL Training”.

The course is open to qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA); and is aimed at those wanting to offer Green Deal advice within a domestic dwelling when the Green Deal starts in October of this year. Only qualified Green Deal Assessors will be able to assess a property for a Green Deal plan. Through PPL, the SBS team can also offer the training qualifications to become a DEA and for further information on courses click here .

Current Green Deal Domestic Assessor course dates- City & Guilds 6066 (4 Days)

• York – 3 Aug, 7-10 Aug, 14-17 Aug, 4-7 Sept, 18-21 Sept

• Reading – 21-24 Aug, 18-21 Sept, 16-19 Sept, 13-16 Nov, 11-13 Dec

• Wigan – 28-31 Aug, 25-28 Sept, 23-26 Oct, 20-23 Nov,4-7 Dec

• Edinburgh – 14-17 Aug, 4-7 Sept

• Exeter – 14-17 Aug, 2 -5 Oct, 6-9 Nov

• Aylesford, Kent – 7-10 & 21-24 Aug, 16-19 Oct, 20-23 Nov, 17-20Dec

• Birmingham - 11-14 Sept, 23-26 Oct, 13-16 Nov, 17-20 Dec

• Glasgow - 4-7 Sept, 2-5 Oct, 30 Oct - 1 Nov, 27-30 Nov

For additional dates please contact the SBS enquiry line on 0845 2600 967.