The Retrofit Assessor will play a key role as the UK reduces its carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency and retrofitting many of 27 million homes.
The role of the Retrofit Assessor is laid out in PAS 2035, the standard to which the professional roles involved in retrofit projects have to work.
The Retrofit Assessor’s job is to visit properties and carry out the survey that is required to inform the decision making about what measures should be installed. Working under the supervision of a Retrofit Coordinator, this will involve assessing the condition, occupancy and significance of the building in line with the PAS.
As a regulated qualification, the Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment Level 4 has some specific eligibility criteria. The minimum requirement for all methods of study is a Level 3 Domestic Energy Assessor qualification.
You will learn via a blended approach, which means the knowledge content is delivered through e-Learning and a half day bootcamp, where there will be a specialist tutor on hand to answer any questions.
There’s also a virtual assessment of a property, followed by the completion of a report based on a Retrofit Academy assessment report template. This is to help prepare you for the end assessment.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a Retrofit Assessor.
The role of a Retrofit Assessor is to survey properties and prepare a report in-line with a Retrofit Coordinator’s requirements. The report includes a full EPC, a ventilation and occupancy assessment and a condition survey. Whilst this is not a full structural survey it does however look for any signs of defects that may affect any future energy efficiency improvements, as these would need to be fixed before any improvements are made.
On completion of this course, you could progress to the Diploma in Retrofit Co-Ordination and Risk Management Level 5 course, or gain employment in the retrofit and construction sector.
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