Brokers urged to cash in on EPCs

FastTrack is urging brokers to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the full rollout of Energy Performance Certificates.

The energy assessor training firm says more than 1.6 million residential rental units and commercial and public buildings will need to be assessed from October when EPCs are extended to cover the whole market.

FastTrack says brokers are well placed to qualify as assessors because of their familiarity with the market.

FastTrack is preparing for the full rollout by making a domestic energy assessor qualification available with no formal entry requirements.

Candidates do not need surveying or energy-related experience to sit for the qualification but basic computing skills are desirable.

Graduates from the programme will be submitted to take the City & Guilds diploma for domestic energy assessors.

A number of assessor courses have been made available since the full rollout of HIPs was announced last year.

But there are concerns that many students have been told there are more jobs available in the sector than exist and that remuneration is better than it is.