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Domestic Energy Assessor Course

Learn how to produce domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) with the UK’s leading specialist renewables training provider. 

This 3-day training course provides the skills and accreditation required to survey residential buildings and produce accurate EPCs, ideal for those looking to start a successful business in residential energy rating. 

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Course cost

£1195.00 exc. VAT

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Course duration

3 days


City & Guilds

DEA Course Information

This City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment (6361) is ideal for those with a basic understanding of domestic energy assessment who wish to extend their knowledge, or candidates with an interest in energy efficiency who want work as an energy assessor in the construction sector. 

The course consists of both theoretical and practical learning, with an assignment at the end of each day. There is also a practical assessment. 

You will complete 1 EPC as part of the course, and you will need to arrange 4 additional energy assessments on a range of domestic properties to create a portfolio of work. 

On completion of the course, you will receive a Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment from City & Guilds and be ready to practice as a Domestic Energy Assessor. 


There are no pre-requisites, but it is helpful if you have a general understanding of the property and/or construction sector. 

The completion of assignments and portfolios should take around 4-months. Additional charges may apply if this is not completed within 6 months of starting the course. 

Training, assessment, certification and course materials are included. 

We recommend you bring the following items:

  • Outdoor clothing including appropriate footwear
  • Digital camera
  • Meter Key
  • 25m tape measure
  • Ultra-sonic or laser distance measure
  • Dust masks
  • Calculator
  • Pen and paper
  • Clip board
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The course consists of 3-days in-centre training. Assignments and portfolio work must be completed within 6 months. 

Successful candidates will receive their City & Guilds certificate approximately four to six weeks following completion of the course.

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The course is comprised of 4 mandatory and an optional unit, covering how to:

  • 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.
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Becoming a DEA can provide:

  • A high earning potential.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • A rewarding career in a new & fascinating industry.
  • A solid foundation for other qualifications, such as On-Construction Assessor or Commercial-Energy Assessor.

An EPC is required by law when any building is sold or let in the UK. Accredited Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) survey buildings collecting data on the dimensions, construction, heating and hot water provision, and produce EPCs using Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) methodology. 

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