City & Guilds Energy Awareness course in Bristol

Places available for January

3 December 2015

CSE’s Lead Trainer, Anna Watts, will be running it in Bristol during January 2016. It's great training for people who need to know about and advise others on home energy issues, and there are still a few places left.

**Please note that Anna is on annual leave until 5 January 2016, but do still leave booking enquiries via email or voicemail and she will respond when she returns.**

Feedback from the last course we ran in October was very positive. Participants said, "Anna was a fantastic tutor", that the "the course ran very smoothly and covered a lot" and that they "will be able to confidently advise people on speicifc energy issues".

Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01

This three-day course leading to the NEA / City & Guilds 6281-01 Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness (previously known as 6176-01 Level 2) has been running for over 25 years reaching more than 22,000 people. This remains NEA's most popular course for energy efficiency advisors, including all the CSE staff!

What's in the course?

NEA's energy awareness course will train you to advise clients on a range of issues including:

  • the efficiency and appropriate use of heating and hot water systems, the functions of the controls, and how to set them
  • how clients can record their gas and electricity consumption and work out the costs 
  • how they can pay for gas and electricity in different ways, and what to do if they get into debt
  • how to avoid condensation and mould, and how to take remedial action if condensation dampness exists
  • the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation 

And you will learn how to:

  •  identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of a range of different housing types 
  •  interpret domestic energy cost data using reference materials 

It's a three-day training course, plus a one-day written and practical examination.

Who should attend?

This course will be useful to people from a range of organisations, like local authorities, voluntary organisations, energy companies or housing associations. You will need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills, be able to use a calculator and be able to extract and interpret data from given tables.

When is the course running?

Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Tuesday 19 January 2016. The examination date is Wednesday 27 January (for a full day). You need to attend all of these days to complete the course.

What does it cost?

£806, not including VAT, for charities and not for profit organisations.  The cost for commercial/profit making organisations is £926 plus VAT. This cost includes the three day course, examination day, course materials and certificate. VAT will be applicable. Costs are correct at time of issue but may be subject to change.

How to book

To book a place, please contact Anna Watts on 0117 934 1423 or email Please note that you will need to pay for the course and exam upfront. Cleared funds will need to be in CSE’s bank account for you to be admitted on the course. The course will only go ahead if there are enough bookings, so please book early.

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