What is the qualification about?
Energy assessors collect data on dimensions, construction, heating and hot water provision of commercial and non-commercial buildings in order to produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). An EPC is now required by law to be produced when a building is sold or let, and an accredited Assessor can deal with both the sales and lettings markets. This level 3 qualification is also essential for assessors who want to be involved with Green Deal, a government incentive which intends to reduce carbon emissions cost effectively by revolutionising the energy efficiency of British properties.
Who is it for and why is it important to me?
This is aimed primarily at those in possession of a basic understanding of domestic energy assessment and who wish to extend their knowledge or who have an interest in energy efficiency and working, or looking for work, as an energy assessor in the construction sector.
The Domestic Energy Assessor qualification is the perfect foundation for you to build your energy rating business across all building types.
How long is the course and what is included?
3 days in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual as well as a free lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
What does the course cover?
The course is comprised of 4 mandatory and an optional unit including:
- Conduct energy assessments in a safe, effective and professional manner
- Undertake Energy Inspections
- Produce and issue energy performance certificates relating to domestic property
- Identify representative properties for sampling.
How will I learn and be assessed?
This is a classroom based course giving you the skills required to survey buildings and produce accurate Energy Performance Certificates for domestic dwellings.
The course is taught in 3 modules over three days with an assignment to complete at the end of each. There is also a practical assessment as part of the course. Once you have completed the training element of the course you will need to undertake 4 additional energy assessments ï¿½ï¿½” finding and arranging access to properties yourself. You will complete 1 EPC on a pre-arranged visit during the course.
Following successful completion of all assignments and portfolio, certification can be recommended.
What do I need to bring to the course?
All course material is provided and will be available for collection upon registration on the first day. We recommend that to enable you to undertake the site visits for EPC completion, please bring the following:
- Outdoor clothing including appropriate footwear
- Digital camera
- Meter Key
- 25m tape measure
- Ultra sonic or laser distance measure
- Dust masks
- Disposable Gloves
- Pen and paper
Who is the certification body for this course?
City & Guilds. You should receive your certificate approximately 4 to 6 weeks following successful completion.
What can this qualification lead to?
- Introduction to Renewables 1 Day Course
- Domestic Solar Photovoltaic’s Installer 3 Day Course
- Domestic Solar Thermal Installer 2 Day Course
- Hot Water Systems & Safety 1 Day Course
- Domestic Heatpump Installer Course
- Woody Biomass Installer Course
- MCS Made Easy
- Green Deal Advisor