Online Learning Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01

DISCOUNTED RATES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE (see below for details).

COURSE AUDIENCE 

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

This qualification also meets the advice requirement of the PAS-2035 Retrofit Advisor qualification.

 

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  ONLINE 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 set support documents including mock exam papers, activities and handouts to keep for future reference along with a copy of the Energy Advice in the Home textbook.

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 observed by an NEA registered examiner. 

Please note that due to the Coronavirus, all face to face exams are currently on hold until further notice however we are offering remote online assessment.

For online exams participants will require a quiet room and two separate electronic devices with internet access, sound and a video camera. Device one will be used to connect to Zoom for the exam to be invigilated (this could be a computer, tablet or mobile phone) and device two will be used to access the online exams (this could be a computer or tablet). Full details on how to join the online exam will be provided.

The assessment will consist of a one-day examination split into the following three sections:

  • Written Paper One (75 minutes)
    • Home Heating
    • Bills, Meters and Paying for Fuel
  • Written Paper Two (75 minutes)
    • Cutting Down Heat Loss
    • Condensation and Dampness
  • Simulation (30 minutes)
    • Setting central heating programmers
    • Energy advisor role-play 

Exam options are as follows:

Exams usually take place face to face as outlined below however due to the current COVID-19 situation all face to face delivery is on hold until further notice.
We are in the process of developing an online assessment which will allow learners to take the assessment remotely from wherever they are. Online assessment should be available from July 2020.

Open access exam session 

Learners can book onto a scheduled exam date. Face to face exams usually take place in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Cardiff. Contact NEA for further details.

Group exam session 

We can also deliver separate exam sessions for organisations with multiple learners.

 

FEES

Open access exam

Online learning course fee (per person)

NEA Members rate – £180 (SPECIAL OFFER: £153)
Non Members rate – £220 (SPECIAL OFFER: £187)

Plus

Examination fee (per person)

Not for profit organisations – £180 (SPECIAL OFFER: £170)
Commercial organisations – £300 (SPECIAL OFFER: £240)

Plus

City & Guilds certificate fee (per person)
£38

All costs are excluding VAT

Group exam options are also available, further details on fees etc can be provided upon request.


FURTHER DETAILS AND BOOKINGS

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

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