City & Guilds Energy Awareness course in Bristol

Places available for June

CSE’s Lead Trainer, Anna Watts, will be running a three-day City & Guilds Energy Awareness course in Bristol during June 2016. It's great training for people who need to know about and advise others on home energy issues.

There are currently four places left, so book quickly to avoid disappointment. The course will only run if there are enough participants – another good reason to get your spot confirmed soon!

Course content, dates, cost and booking information is listed below.

Anna has run the course regularly since 2005. She said:

“Regular shifts on our home energy advice line give me fresh, first-hand experience of problems householders face. I encourage the diverse mix of participants to share their experiences and learn from each other too. We get people attending from energy, money and debt advice agencies, local authorities, advice and support agencies and community groups – they all provide unique insights into the subjects covered.”

Feedback from a 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 specific 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 25,000 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 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 21, Wednesday 22 and Tuesday 28 June 2016. The examination date is Tuesday 5 July. You need to attend all of these days to complete the course.


For charities, not for profit organisations and self-employed, £808. For others is £928. VAT will be applicable. Cost covers the three day course, examination day, course materials and certificate.

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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