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National Occupational Standards Environmental Technologies Review

ECA are supporting Building Services Engineering (BSE) Skills Ltd, an organisation tasked with updating and refreshing the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Environmental Technologies (ET).

ECA is seeking Member feedback on the current suite of Standards, which include the following:


Updated Title


Install, test and commission environmental technology systems


Service and maintain environmental technology systems


Diagnose and rectify faults in environmental technology systems


Manage work activities and resources to meet BSE project requirements


Develop, test and agree BSE project designs


Commission BSE installations


Determine requirements for environmental technologies in BSE

 Technologies covered by this suite of Standards include:

  • Solar Water and Heating
  • Underfloor Heating Micro CHP
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Biomass/Biomass Fuels (Liquid)
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Grey Water
  • Mech. Heat Recovery Ventilation
  • Photovoltaics for Microgeneration
  • Micro Wind Energy
  • Micro Hydro Gen. Schemes
  • Fuel Cell Technology

BSE Skills Ltd must consult with employers, training providers and other key stakeholders across the UK to ensure the revised NOS meets the needs of the sector. We request your input to:

  • Read through the NOS specifications and form, which can be downloaded here, and provide feedback by completing the form at the link:
    • Section 1: a little bit about yourself and your organisation (just the basics)
    • Section 2: whether the current NOS are fit for purpose (FFP) or could be improved and what that improvement should be
    • Section 3: whether currently listed technologies should be retained or removed (and why)
    • Section 4: anything further which is not accommodated elsewhere
  • Return the completed consultation template (Sections 1-4) IN MICROSOFT WORD:

Last updated 08 September 21