Domestic energy assessor training course


We provide City & Guilds approved 3 & 5 day domestic energy assessor training courses.

Our award winning DEA courses give you all of the knowledge and experience required to produce domestic energy performance certificates (EPC)

Course price

3 day DEA course price was £950+vat NOW £850+vat
5 day DEA course price is £1199+vat

Prices INCLUDES awarding body registration fee! (saving you £200-£300+vat)

Course overview

Please refer to the ‘Quidos DEA training factsheet’ in the right -hand column of this page for more information.

Courses held nationally in London, Birmingham, Bath, Manchester and Scotland.

Courses held throughout the year.

City & Guilds approved.

All residential properties put up either for sale or rent within the United Kingdom require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC provides potential tenants/home-owners/landlords with information regarding the energy performance of the building, as well as providing cost-effective recommendations for reducing household energy bills.

EPCs can only be completed by qualified and accredited domestic energy assessors.

Completing the City & Guilds qualification in domestic energy assessment will qualify you to complete EPCs on all existing domestic properties.

The Quidos domestic energy assessor training course qualification is comprised of a mix of classroom and distance learning elements.

We ensure that trainees have complied with each of the elements of the national occupation standards (NOS) for domestic energy assessment.

Once classroom training days are completed, you will then undertake a portfolio of 5 EPCs on a range of domestic properties.

Once domestic energy assessor (DEA) candidates have completed the domestic energy assessor DEA training course and portfolio, they will be awarded a full DEA qualification and be ready to practice as domestic energy assessors.

Following completion and becoming a DEA (domestic energy assessor) and member of an accreditation scheme, an assessor will then be able to complete EPC’s (energy performance certificates) on domestic properties.

Course includes

Pre-course reading material inc. training manuals
Classroom based training
Training pack
Live property visit with highly experienced trainer
RDSAP methodology software training
Direct Claim Status (DCS) centre with City & Guilds
Full registration with City & Guilds
Exam & portfolio assessment fee included
E-Certification issued within 48hrs
Guide & mentor throughout
Free software with personal login details
Free refreshments during course
Technical support & help line
Friendly tutorials

For the 5 day course, you will complete your portfolio in 5 days.

Rdsap software Included

In addition to your training and qualification to become a domestic energy assessor, we will also teach you how to use our free of charge government approved RdSAP energy assessor software.

Our software will allow you to collect and help analyse data of properties.

It also allows you to lodge your EPC (energy performance certificate) on The Landmark EPC register

This means that when you qualify as an energy assessor with us, you will immediately be familiar with government approved RdSAP software.

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Additional information

5 day course information

Course Overview

The training consists of 5 days on-site training. Candidates will carry out 5 EPC surveys and complete a full Portfolio during the course, allowing them to qualify as a Domestic Energy Assessor by the end of the training.

The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and all course material, along with refreshments throughout the day.

Our course Includes

Pre-course reading material including training manuals
Classroom based training
Training pack on the day
Live property visit with experienced trainer
RDSAP (Methodology) software training
Full Registration with the City & Guilds
Exam & portfolio assessment fee
Guide and mentor throughout
Free Software with personal login details
Free Refreshments during the Course
Technical support and help line
Friendly tutorials

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.

Course structure

Day 1

Welcome & Introduction
What is an EPC?
Building Regulations- Scope
Identifying Construction Types
Style & Age of Properties
Property Description
Introduction of RdSAP Software
Determining levels of insulation

Day 2

Renewable Energy Sources
Heating & Lighting
The Surveying Process
Site Notes
Floor Plans
Importance of Photographs
Measuring Conventions

Day 3

Paper Based Written Exams
Introduction of RdSAP software
RdSAP Data Collection & Live Survey
Produce and explain EPC relating to Domestic Property
Calculate EPC
Create EPC

Day 4

City & Guilds Assignments

Property Visit
Produce and explain EPC relating to Domestic Property
Calculate EPC
Create EPC
Start compile Portfolio

Day 5

City & Guilds Assignments
Data input exercise in the RdSAP software
Calculate EPC
Create EPC
Produce five EPC based on the Property Matrix
Portfolio Guidance & Completion
Assignment Feedback and Result Sheet

Q&A Session

Course Completion

Do I have to produce a portfolio?

All learners produce a portfolio of evidence that they have acquired the required knowledge and have carried out 5 inspections to the standard.


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.

***Please note that this training course may be held by a third party

On the 5-day course, candidates will be complete all 5 EPCs required for their portfolio work, therefore, no additional work will be required.

3 day course information

On the 3 day course candidates will only complete x1 EPC as part of their portfolio assessment.

On the 5 day course. candidates will complete all x5 EPCs required for their portfolio work, therefore, no additional work will be required.

“”Quidos provided an excellent training course. It certainly helped that the trainer delivered everything I needed to know in a clear and professional way. J. Bailey

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