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Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 02-Dec-08 01:51:40 AM

Via a reliable source (whom I'm not sure wants naming - so I will default unless permitted - but we thank you anyway), the EPBD figures for the number of accredited assessors in each discipline, plus their respective number of certificates issued up to 04 November 2008.

Energy certificates issued to 04/Nov/08
CertificateTotal issued
RdSAP 1,429,959
SAP 117,053
NDEPC 10,192
DEC 6,732

RdSAP: that's an increase of 33,980 since 31st Oct 08 - 4 days (and two of them fell on a Saturday and Sunday)

Accredited assessors

Accredited energy assessors up to 04/Nov/08
DisciplineTotal accredited
DEA 9144
NDEA (L3) 232
NDEA (L4) 386
NDEA (L5) 67
DEC 416

For the first time I'm aware of, we see the breakdown of accredited assessors for each of the non-domestic disciplines.

On 4th November, in a post titled CLG Revise Accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessor Numbers - Higher, this site revealed that on 1st October 2008, the number of accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEAs) - as disclosed by the CLG in an email to John Morren - was 751 (220 more than CLG originally estimated to be needed - 550).

Now if we assume the number 751 encompasses DEC assessors, then there are now 1101 NDEAs in total; if not, 685 (which doesn't make sense unless the email was completely wrong).

Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs)

The last number of accredited DEAs published was back in May (DEA Numbers: 7,930 Accredited). Since then, an additional 1214 have accredited.

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Posts: 1
Reply #1 on : Mon December 08, 2008, 13:59:43
Was sold this profession on the basis of 2.000000 dwellings put on the market per year, projected earnings of £40-45 grand per annum. Well thats 10 grand up the swannie. We all know the markets shot at the moment but even at 2 million properties divide by 9114 DEA,s is app 220 EPC,s per assessor. At average £50 per certificate = £11grand per year.Less insurance, petrol lodge fees and certification scheme fees will be LUCKY TO MAKE 8 GRAND A YEAR. B+Q here i come £8 per hr and no hassle.

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Re above reply from phcmlr58 on 08/12/08
Reply #2 on : Tue December 16, 2008, 14:22:51
Interesting figures. I wondered how long it takes to do an assessment - I am estimating 1 hour or so - not bad getting £50.00 per hour, I can understand that it would be about £8,000 per year, but the hourly rate is excellent value and I would still consider this as a side job and not a full time job at all. Good bumber for your B&Q wage!.
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re the above
Reply #3 on : Tue December 16, 2008, 22:27:58
I am afraid that too many people were sold the dream of becoming Energy Assessors, or even worse Home Inspectors. The only people that are making any real money out of all of this are those offering the training and accreditation. I am a residential surveyor and have gained accreditation, but only as an add on to my existing core business. As an experienced surveyor, the costs were also significantly less for me to qualify and I already had a source of instruction. I think it is shocking that people have been led to believe that they can make a serious income out of this work, when the people doing the selling are also the ones pushing far too many through the DEA production line. £10,000 is just staggering! I should set up a training centre.
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false hopes
Reply #4 on : Wed June 24, 2009, 18:22:51
the same is true of driving instructor jobs.
Red advertise you can earn up to £ 30.000 per year.
Ive never earnt that amount and why cos theres to many driving instructors.
44000 at the las count.
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Re: Latest official figures
Reply #5 on : Wed June 24, 2009, 19:19:44
Ah yes Peter, my TV ends up covered in flegm whenever I catch myself watching their ads. You're right: same scenario, completely.

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assessor jobs
Reply #6 on : Thu July 09, 2009, 18:07:43
We are currently recruiting for domestic energy assessors and commercial energy assessors as well as commisson based sales executives. If anyone is interested please view our website Syntegra Consulting Ltd and/or contact me directly.

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Re: Latest official figures
Reply #7 on : Thu February 04, 2010, 16:05:49
Just wondering if there are any up to date figures for DEA and NDEA numbers if it was bad back in Oct 2008 I have no idea what it would be like now after 14 months of lying and aggressive marketing of assessor courses. I have wasted over £6000 on a copurse that will find me very little if any work.

I would urge people to think about it very carefully when considering doing one of these courses and do a lot of research, especially in the cuurent economic climate as job losses mean people are more desperate to find work.

I am also concerned about the start of a new wave of courses that will lead to dream jobs such as air conditioning inspections and fire risk assessments. It just seams like another money making scheme for the course providers and ABBE.

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