Retrofit Assessor & Coordinator Schemes
ecmk are now operating a TrustMark approved Retrofit Assessor and Coordinator scheme which is overseen by the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme.
PAS2035 is the new specification which came into effect on June 30th 2019, and is the overarching document in the retrofit standards framework which specifies the requirement for a holistic approach to the end-to-end delivery of domestic retrofit work.
It gives better clarification regarding the qualifications and responsibilities of individual retrofit roles and respective activities required prior to the commencement of the physical installation, ensuring standards are maintained and providing the consumer with a choice of high-quality, safe and trustworthy options when enhancing the energy efficiency of their homes.
PAS2035, which spun out of the Each Home Counts Review, has been developed as the route that all organisations must follow if they are to operate as a TrustMark approved scheme and carry out domestic retrofit work.
This new framework provides a ‘whole building’ approach to the retrofit process by looking at the home, environment, occupancy and the householders' improvement objectives when determining suitable measures to install, rather than the retrofit work being considered in isolation which could potentially affect the overall building performance.
Working closely with TrustMark, ecmk is to deliver two new TrustMark schemes which will support the retrofit roles introduced by PAS2035. The ‘Retrofit Assessor’ and ‘Retrofit Coordinator’ will help individuals to deliver quality retrofit projects in accordance with the new industry recognised standard.
Retrofit Assessors and Coordinators must be certified by an approved scheme, such as ecmk, to deliver retrofit work in accordance with PAS2035.
Becoming a Retrofit Assessor through ecmk will mean that you are fully qualified to work on retrofit projects and use the TrustMark quality mark of approval.
To become a Retrofit Assessor with ecmk you must be a qualified Level 3 DEA and have attended ecmk’s in-house Retrofit Assessor Training Course – dates and more information will be published on the ecmk Training Calendar.
To become a Retrofit Coordinator with ecmk you should possess the OCN Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management awarded by the Retrofit Academy.
Retrofit Assessor Accreditation
Annual Membership Fee £199 + VAT (This fee is waivered for the first year ONLY for those who complete the Retrofit Assessor training with ecmk)
Administration Fee £99 + VAT* (This fee is waivered for those who complete the Retrofit Assessor training with ecmk)
Lodgement Fee: £5 + VAT
*Administration fee only applies to the first year on joining.
Retrofit Coordinator Accreditation
£299 + VAT per year
Lodgement Fee: £5 + VAT
To join either scheme please contact us here (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 0333 123 1418 for an application pack.
Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency for Older and Traditional Buildings
ecmk training partner the Energy Trust are running the ABBE Level 3 Award in Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings qualification, which has been developed to raise awareness of older, traditional or vulnerable buildings (e.g. buildings built prior to 1919).
This qualification is compliant and meets the Trustmark Standards for the PAS 2035 Retrofit Assessor status to be able to carry out Pathway B and C assessments.
On completing the qualification, learners will be able to:
- recognise the age, nature and characteristics of older and traditional buildings
- assess options for the introduction of energy efficiency measures for older and traditional buildings making recommendations and giving advice on the introduction of energy efficiency measures
Learners may already be working in a role where they have responsibility for producing Energy Performance Certificates (e.g. as a DEA/GDA, Retrofit Assessor). It will enable them to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that they have gained through their employment enabling learners to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Please visit the Energy Trust website for further details and booking information.