Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment

 Overview:

The need for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) stems from the EU Performance of Buildings Directive which requires that all properties sold or let must have an EPC. It has been estimated that 205 million homes that are being rented, let, sold or being built are to have an Energy Assessment in the coming 12 months alone. This alone gives one the number of Domestic Energy Assessors needed to do the job.

 

The role of the Domestic energy Assessor:

  • Checking the age and construction method of the property  Measuring the floor and wall areas of the property
  • Looking at heating systems (boiler, heat emitters and controls)
  • Checking of cavity walls and loft insulation
  • Looking up for other alternative heating (solar, wind) and energy products like energy saving bulbs

Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment

The data collected is inputted into particular software(s) to generate the Energy Performance Certificate which is added to other documents to make up the Home Information Pack (HIP). This is the pack that by law must be produced in the sale or rental of every domestic home.

From 10th September, 2007 HIP (Home Information Packs) have been extended to include houses of three bedrooms and more. Presently there are now 4000 accredited energy assessors; all making a healthy living from this new career opportunity. You could be one of them in a few weeks’ time. You could either be a full time or a part-time Domestic Energy Assessor enjoying a lucrative and a rewarding new career.

 

What is in the Home Information Pack? HIP includes:

  • Home information Pack Index – Sale Statement
  • Energy Performance Certificate (Produced by DEA)
  • Evidence of title
  • The new Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) from 6 April 2009
  • A copy of the lease for lease hold properties
  • Sustainability information (required for newly built homes)
  • Commonhold documents where appropriate
  • Standard searches (local authority and drainage and water)

 

About the course:

The course reflects on both the theory and practical aspects of Domestic Energy Assessment and gives candidates a critical and analytical perspective for understanding the challenges involved in working as a Domestic Energy Assessor. During the course, your lecturer will be visiting with you to homes/houses teaching you how the assessment is done. You will then do 5 of such assessment yourself and produce information packs accordingly.

 

Course Content:

  • Registration with the Awarding Body – City and Guilds
  • Final Verification of Portfolio
  • Assessment of Portfolio by assessor of your submitted work
  • Issue of Certificate on Successful completion
  • Registration and Access to sit the Online Multiple Choice Question Exam (Results issued immediately)

 

Entry Requirements:

No Qualifications necessary

 

Qualification

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (4222-34/84)

 

Duration of the course

5-6 days (1 day per week)



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