Come and join us here at GTEC for our Domestic Energy Assessor 3 Day Course (City & Guilds Level 3) and update your knowledge and skills in our first-class facility in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We work with the best trainers in small groups to give you exceptional individual training, making sure that you fully understand what you are learning and helping you to get the very best out of your course.
We work with and support local businesses to provide excellent catering throughout the course duration and can also provide you with good deals on local accommodation in town should you need it.
What is the qualification about?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now required by law to be produced when any building is sold or let in the UK. EPCs can only be completed by qualified and accredited domestic energy assessors and an accredited assessor can deal with both the sales and lettings markets. DEAs collect the data on the dimensions, construction, heating and hot water provision of commercial and non-commercial buildings in order to produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, but it is recommended to have some knowledge of properties.
EPCs are required when:
- A dwelling is sold or rented
- Part of a Green Deal Advice Report
- Solar PV is installed (FIT Scheme)
- Solar Thermal & Heat Pumps are installed (RHI)
- As part of a survey for ECO grants, funds and savings
EPCs can only be completed by qualified and accredited domestic energy assessors. By completing the City & Guilds Level 3 qualification in domestic energy assessment you will be qualified to produce EPCs on all existing domestic properties.
Who is it for & why is it important to me?
This course is aimed at those in possession of a basic understanding of domestic energy assessment and who wish to extend their knowledge, or those who have an interest in energy efficiency and are working, or looking for work, as an energy assessor in the construction sector. Completion of the course will provide you with a Level 3 Certification, increasing your credibility and giving you the competitive edge, as well as showing your customers that you are trained to the highest of standards.
Why train to become a DEA?
The C&G Domestic Energy Assessor qualification is the perfect foundation for you to build your energy rating business across all building areas. 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.
How long is the course and what is included?
This course is 3 days in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and course material as well as lunch and refreshments throughout the day. 0% financing is available for this course (terms and conditions will apply).
What does the course cover?
The course is comprised of 4 mandatory and an optional unit including 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.
How will I learn and be assessed?
This is a classroom-based and practical course and will give you the skills required to survey buildings and produce accurate Energy Performance Certificates for domestic dwellings.
The course is taught in 3 modules over 3 days with an assignment to complete at the end of each. There is also a practical assessment as part of the course. You will complete 1 EPC on a pre-arranged visit as part of the course, and you will be required to undertake 4 self-arranged additional energy assessments to create a portfolio on a range of domestic properties to complete the course.
Following the successful completion (within a 6-month Period) of all assignments and portfolio, certification can be recommended and, once received, you will be ready to practice as a Domestic Energy Assessor. It is important to note that if the course is not completed within 6 months an additional charge will be applied.
What do I need to bring to the course?
Any course material required will be provided by GTEC.
We also recommend that to enable you to undertake the site visits for EPC completion that you also bring the following:
- Outdoor clothing including appropriate footwear
- Digital camera
- Meter Key
- 25m tape measure
- Ultra-sonic or laser distance measure
- Dust masks
- Pen and paper
- Clip board
Who is the certification body for this course?
City & Guilds.
You will receive your City & Guilds Level 3 certificate approximately 4 to 6 weeks following successful completion as all aspects of the course.
What can this qualification lead to?
- Introduction to Renewables 2 Day Course
- Domestic Solar Photovoltaics Installation 3 Day Course
- Domestic Solar Thermal Installation 3 Day Course
- Hot Water Systems & Safety (including Unvented HWS) 1 Day Course
- Combined Heat Pump Installation 3 Day Course
- Biomass Installer 3 Day Course