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NEA/City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01 (Open Access) - SUPPORTED E-LEARN

NEA Northern Ireland

National Energy Action (NEA) NI

Cost: Contact [email protected] for further information and fees
National Energy Action (NEA), are one of the leading providers of domestic energy and fuel poverty training and education services for over 30 years, NEA is delighted to offer both face to face and online tuition across the United Kingdom to enhance the quality of energy advice services nationwide. The course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of energy advice and the knowledge required to deliver energy advice to householders. This remains NEA’s most popular course for energy efficiency advisers.  Previous candidates who have successfully achieved this qualification have come from the voluntary/community sector, industry, health and housing, local council and consumer bodies

NEA/City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01 (Open Access) - SUPPORTED E-LEARN  

Course Dates: 
June/July 
Exam Date: July
Location: Online

Please note that course and exam dates are provisional and may change depending on demand.  Further details and updates will be sent to those booked onto a course and final confirmations are usually send out approximately two weeks prior the course start date.

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 set of support documents and weekly tutor support via Zoom (video conferencing platform).

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 - For e-learning we recommend that learners have basic knowledge / experience of the subject. For those new to the subject we recommend the classroom based course. Learners will need basic computer skills to navigate the e-learning.   As this is a level 3 qualification learners will also 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
-- the causes of condensation dampness, how to avoid condensation and remedial actions to combat existing condensation

SUPPORT - We will also support the learning process with a live weekly session with the Tutor which will be arranged via Zoom.

SUGGESTED STUDY TIME - We recommend a minimum of 20 hours to complete the course and prepare for the exam however each learner is different, and e-learning offers the flexibility to study at your own pace.

HOW WILL THE ASSESSMENT WORK? Assessment for this qualification usually takes place face to face however due to the Covid-19 all face to face delivery is currently on hold and we are offering online assessment in the interim. Learners must attend an exam session observed by an NEA registered examiner. For online exams participants will require a quiet room and two separate electronic devices with internet access, sound, and a video camera. Both devices must contact to Zoom (video conferencing platform). Full details on how to join the online exam will be provided.

The online assessment is split into the following three sections and candidates should set aside a full day for the exam:

Exam Paper One (75 minutes)

  • Home Heating
  • Bills, Meters and Paying for Fuel

Exam Paper Two (75 minutes)

  • Cutting Down Heat Loss
  • Condensation and Dampness

Simulation (30 minutes)

  • Setting central heating programmers
  • Energy advisor role-play

For more information and course fees please contact:
Nichola MacDougall
Training Officer
NEA NI
Tel: 028 9023 9909
Email: [email protected].

Sector:
  • Advice services
  • Children and families
  • Community development
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Lobbying/policy
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Rural development
  • Volunteer development
  • Women
  • Young people
Tags:
  • energy
  • energy awareness
  • fuel poverty
  • health and wellbeing
  • voluntary sector
  • community sector
  • health and housing
  • Housing; Advice; Housing Advice; Advisers; homelessness; Debt

Date and Time

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Location

NICVA
61 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GB
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

For more information, please contact:

Nichola MacDougall
Training Officer
National Energy Action NI

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Testimonials

"It was a really worthwhile qualification to obtain and the quality of teaching was brilliant.  It's going to help massively with my day to day role."

"A great foundation for engaging with our communities and tenants on energy awareness."