E-learning Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01

COURSE AUDIENCE 

This course is designed for staff involved in providing householders with energy efficiency advice either face-to-face or by telephone.

 

PRE-REQUISITE 

No prior knowledge of the subject is required, however, as this is a level 3 qualification delegates will require basic literacy and numeracy skills.

The course and exam will include some written activities as well as calculating fuel bills; calculating running costs of electrical appliances and converting temperatures using simple formulas which will be provided.

 

COURSE AIM 

The course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of energy advice and the knowledge required to deliver energy advice to householders.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES 

Explain:

  • the efficiency and appropriate use of heating and hot water appliances and systems and the functions of the controls
  • domestic fuel cost data using the Sutherlands heat cost tables
  • how to record gas and electricity consumption and work out costs
  • payment options for gas and electricity
  • insulation methods for improving the energy efficiency of a range of building types
  • Government assistance to help householders improve the energy efficiency of their homes, including the Affordable Warmth Obligation of the Energy Company Obligation
  • the causes of condensation dampness, how to avoid condensation and remedial actions to combat existing condensation

 

HOW WILL THE E-LEARNING COURSE WORK? 

Delegates will have access to the course for four weeks and be able to study online at a time and location that is convenient to them. They will also receive a support file and copy of the Energy Advice in the Home text book to use during the course and for future reference. When ready, delegates will go on to sit the exam with an NEA registered examiner. 

 

HOW WILL THE ASSESSMENT WORK? 

Learners must attend an exam day observed by an NEA registered examiner. 

Assessment will consist of a one-day examination split into the following four sections:

  • Written Paper One
    • Home Heating
    • Bills, Meters and Paying for Fuel
  • Written Paper Two
    • Cutting Down Heat Loss
    • Condensation and Dampness
  • Practical Test
    • Calculating running costs of household appliances
    • Setting central heating programmers
  • Simulation
    • Energy advisor role-play 

Exam options are as follows:

Open access exam session 

NEA offer a programme of open access courses at which exam sessions are also delivered, e-learning candidates may book onto one of these scheduled exam sessions. Locations are usually Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Cardiff. Contact NEA for further details.

In-house exam session 

NEA send an examiner out to your organisation to deliver the exam at a time and location that is convenient to you. This option is best for multiple delegates.

 

FEES

Open access exam

E-learning course fee (per person)

NEA Members rate – £180
Non Members rate – £220

Plus

Examination fee (per person)

Not for profit organisations – £180
Commercial organisations – £300

Plus

City & Guilds certificate fee (per person)
£38

All costs are excluding VAT

In-house exam

E-learning course fee (per person)

NEA Members rate – £180
Non Members rate – £220

Plus

Examination day fee (for up to 8 delegates)

Not for profit organisations – £650
Commercial organisations – £1,150

Plus

Exam registration fee (per person)
£75

Plus

City & Guilds certificate fee (per person)
£38

All costs are excluding VAT and examiner travel / accommodation


FURTHER DETAILS AND BOOKINGS

Contact Lynsey Thompson, Training Co-ordinator, National Energy Action
Tel: 0191 269 2931, E-mail: lynsey.thompson@nea.org.uk