Skills Academy expands training for Green Deal

Skills Academy, Green Deal
Training for the Green Deal — Cathryn Hickey.

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies is expanding its provision to deliver all skills and competencies required for the Government’s Green Deal scheme, scheduled for roll out in October. The move will see the inclusion of training in building insulation, consumer awareness, energy efficiency, energy assessment, energy advice, and underpinning business and management skills.

Cathryn Hickey, executive director of the Skills Academy, explained. ‘Many employers who support and use the Skills Academy will be working across the range of Green Deal measures. They believe it is necessary to expand training provision to deliver all of the skills and competencies to support Green Deal and the low-carbon agenda.

‘By having a comprehensive training offering through the Skills Academy, building-services and construction employers can be confident that the appropriate support infrastructure is in place for them to take advantage of the market when the Green Deal is launched this autumn.

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