The Government approved Quidos APEL (accreditation of prior experiential learning) accreditation scheme is a leading national scheme covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We provide energy assessors with accreditation services to produce and lodge energy performance certificates (EPC)

APEL Non domestic, Air conditioning, Section 63 and DEC strands are all available via Quidos.


The cost for the APEL assessment is £495+vat, payable upon application (this applies to NDEA, DEC & Section 63 assessments).

This excludes Air Con APEL assessments, which cost £525+vat.

This fee includes your APEL accreditation assessment, access to our software and your accreditation with Quidos, subsequent to successful completion of APEL assessment.


Complete work in your own time
Guidance & mentoring from highly qualified trainers
Technical support
Access to training portal with personal login area
Award leading energy assessor software options
Regular updates & technical bulletins

Commercial Insurance up to £5million included.

3 stage APEL process

Stage 1

To start your online application, please complete our online application form

This is the administration stage, your application and supporting documents are accepted and checked for any missing documentation in order to be passed to our APEL Assessor.

We identify an applicant’s experience and suitability for the APEL accreditation route, by reviewing their submitted skills audit form, curriculum vitae, personal statement and other existing qualifications.

Stage 2

We also require you to complete the following documents below. These will need to be sent to qas@quidos.co.uk

Witness Statement
Terms of Engagement
Personal Statement (approx. 500 words explaining your experience)
Copies of all qualifications and training certificates held
A completed Skills Audit form.

We can provide guidance for this also if necessary.

This stage is carried out by our APEL assessor, who will initially checks your suitability to continue with the APEL process. Their assessment will be made on your application and supporting evidence.

We check all supplied evidence above against the National Occupational Standards.

Stage 3

The assessment stage. The applicant will submit their air conditioning reports for assessment.

We assess three of your ‘live’ jobs against the National Occupational Standards.

This part of the process can typically take up to four weeks, depending on how promptly the applicant produces their reports for submission.

We advise applicants to submit their first report and then create the final two reports based on the feedback given on the first.

Once this has been passed, full APEL accreditation is granted.


Acclaimed technical support team
Support 0900-1700 daily & until 1630 on Friday.
Additional online support area

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