6361-01 Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment
City & Guilds
This 3 day classroom based course will give you the skills required to survey buildings and produce accurate Energy Performance Certificates for domestic dwellings. These EPC’s are required to be produced by law when a property is Sold, Let, and as part of the governments Green Deal scheme. EPC’s are also required for all Solar PV installations under the Feed-in-Tariff scheme and any renewable heating installations under the RHI scheme.
April 2018 sees the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) which makes it illegal for private landlords to rent out any properties which have an EPC rating worse than an E.
Our course Includes
- City & Guilds Registration 6361-01
- Three Days Classroom/Site based Training
- 3 of the 5 buildings supplied for the portfolio
- All post-course reference materials
- Helpline with personal mentor
- Access to City & Guilds endorsed e-Portfolio system
- RdSAP 9.92 Software for producing EPCs
- FREE iPad app for carrying out EPCs on-site
- Earning opportunities with Easy EPC
- All Lunches (provided by Subway & Marks and Spencers) & Refreshments
- Hotel accommodation available from £29 pn
Domestic energy assessor course will provide successful candidates with the necessary qualification to become a domestic energy assessor and issue domestic energy performance certificates (EPC).
Energy performance certificates are required by law as part of the property documents collated by solicitors/conveyancers for every home that is constructed, sold or rented, in England & Wales. Since October 2008 it has also become mandatory that landlords provide EPCs for all tenanted properties.
While the Government has scrapped the need for home Information packs (HIPs), the requirement for an EPC is still in place and these must be issued by a suitably qualified and registered domestic energy assessor.
Welcome & Introduction
Identifying construction types & age of properties
Determining levels of insulation
Using RdSAP software
Heating & lighting
Renewable energy sources
The surveying process
Importance of photographs
Data input exercise in the RdSAP software
Live site visit
Hands-on experience with the software
Live site visit
Data input into the RdSAP software
Production of an EPC
Portfolio guidance session
Paper based exams
Do I have to produce a portfolio?
There is a requirement for the candidate to produce a portfolio of 5 sample EPC surveys. Three of the buildings will be supplied during the course. Once the classroom based training is complete students will be assigned a personal tutor with email and telephone support for the duration of the course who will help guide you through the portfolio production process via our City & Guilds endorsed online e-Portfolio system.
A full hard-copy reference manual and portfolio guide is provided for candidates to take away after the course to aid in the completion of the portfolio coursework.
No previous qualifications or experience is required; however you must have basic computer skills as all assessors must input data into a software program in order to produce the energy performance certificate.
If there are multiple people wanting to carry out the course, we may be able to put the course on in different locations.