ASSIST 2GETHER: Home Energy Advisors Training Guidelines

Read ASSIST 2GETHER’s report and get inspired by their approach to Energy Poverty and Home Energy Advisors (HEA) training.

ASSIST is a 36-months European ‘market activation and policy orientation’ project to tackle fuel poverty and support vulnerable consumers. Its aim is to both actively engage consumers with the energy market, helping them to positively change their behaviour in relation to energy consumption as well as influence the design of policy relating to energy poverty.

The third project’ work-package aims at:

  • Building the HEA qualification schema, grounded on both national and European desk and in-field analysis and defined according a modular system of correlated: occupations and job roles; activities and sub-activities; knowledge, skills and competences;
  • Defining the HEA training program built on learning outcomes and, for each learning outcome, contents and methodologies (including the distance learning options). The modular approach – consistent with the European training, profession and learning frames and methodologies – enables a customisation and personalisation of the training course according to: country context (job contexts, energy and welfare issues and frames and so on) and entry level of the single trainee (in terms of knowledge, competences, experiences, professional profile and so on).
  • Defining effective HEA training strategies at each national level and engaging at least 75 potential HEA and delivering to them the HEA training program

To this extent training strategy guidelines are realized at each national context on the bases of a common frame, defined and shared by AISFOR aimed at guiding the operative choices related to overall training action (from educational design and training plan definition to its promotion and target involvement to its evaluation).

The national reports included in this publication illustrate how the HEA training will be carried out in each country, detailing the strategy of the course delivery, from the selection of the participants to the final assessment of the course. The document contains also all the training promotional strategy and material which needs to be prepared by the partners to inform all possible participants about the course and invite them to register.