FENSA Offers Free PAS 2030 Training to Become a Green Homes Grant Approved Installer

FENSA, in partnership with Trade Engine, is offering a limited number of free PAS 2030 training for installers looking to become approved suppliers for the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

There is a total of 50 places available and FENSA Approved installers should apply for PAS 2030 training and assistance with Trade Engine before Friday 14th May 2021 to see if they are eligible. In addition, Trade Engine can provide £750 of Government funding towards certification costs with FENSA.

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The Green Homes Grant scheme, a £2bn initiative by government to improve energy efficiency in UK homes – including upgrading doors and windows – has been extended until the end of March 2022.

Homeowners can claim vouchers to cover up to two thirds of the costs of qualifying energy efficiency improvements, up to a limit of £5,000 (or 100% of the costs up to £10,000 for eligible households on low incomes).

In addition to funding one primary measure (insulation or low carbon heat), the grant can be used to fund, for example, new double or triple glazing or secondary glazing, and new energy efficient doors.

In order to qualify for the grant, homeowners must ensure the work is undertaken by TrustMark-approved installers holding the relevant PAS 2030 standard to install energy efficient measures.

Which is why, as a boost for its members, FENSA, the government-authorised competent person’s scheme monitoring regulation compliance for replacement windows and doors, is offering free PAS 2030 training to the first 50 FENSA-approved installers to apply before the May deadline. 

“PAS 2030 is the specification required by Government for Installation companies to comply with under the Green Homes Grant Scheme and potentially for future government schemes for energy efficiency,” said Chris Beedel, FENSA’s Head of Membership. “So free training is not just a great opportunity to take advantage of the Green Homes Grant scheme, it’s a chance for our installers to consider whether they wish to become more involved in this and future Government schemes”.

The training will be delivered by Trade Engine, which has supported businesses in construction, energy efficiency and domestic retrofit with their Quality Management requirements for eight years.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with FENSA,” said Andrew Brown, Trade Engine’s Managing Director. “We’re able to offer all FENSA members a route to certification and compliance that is heavily subsidised by BEIS, as well as supporting their transition to the delivery of projects that will be compliant with PAS 2035.”