ABBE Certification

Level 3 Award in Domestic Energy Assessment

NetRet Qualification course provides a fantastic opportunity for those either completely new to or familiar with the world of energy assessment, to become a fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).

The Level 3 Award in Domestic Energy Assessment course is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required to assess and evaluate the energy performance of existing domestic buildings. It focuses on assessing the energy efficiency and sustainability aspects of residential properties and identifying opportunities for improvement.

This course is best suited for professionals who are involved in the field of energy assessment and retrofitting of residential buildings. It is particularly beneficial for energy assessors, retrofit coordinators, sustainability consultants, architects, and building professionals who work with domestic properties.

By taking this course, candidates will learn about the principles and techniques of domestic retrofit assessment. They will gain an understanding of the energy performance of buildings, including aspects such as insulation, heating systems, ventilation, and renewable energy integration. The course will also cover topics like building regulations, energy efficiency standards, and the implementation of retrofit measures.

Upon completion of the Level 3 Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment course, individuals will be equipped with the necessary skills to conduct comprehensive assessments of residential buildings, provide recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, and contribute to the overall sustainability goals of domestic retrofit projects.

In summary, this course provides professionals with the expertise needed to assess and evaluate the energy performance of domestic buildings, and it is particularly suitable for individuals working in the energy assessment and retrofitting sector.

Course Details

Course Type: Flexible

Level: 3

Duration: Flexible

Location: National

Category: Retrofit

Delivery Method

This course is delivered over 3/5 consecutive days in a classroom, where learners can engage with the tutor and ask questions. The training session is then followed by a requirement to produce a portfolio of five example EPC projects, alongside additional academic assignments.

Access to an endorsed e-Portfolio system.

Course Duration:

  1. Online - 5 Day
  2. Classroom - 5 Day

Day 1:

  • ABBE Level 3 Qualification and requirements
  • An Overview of the Pre course Modules
  • The EPC Requirement and Exemptions
  • The RDSAP Software and background
  • Property types and building regulations
  • Property ages and Construction

Day 2:

  • Measurements
  • Conservatories, Flats and Roof types (including loft conversions)
  • Floors, Openings, Ventilation and lighting
  • Space Heating Part 1

Day 3:

  • Space Heating Part 2
  • Secondary and Water Heating
  • New Technologies, meters and Recommendations
  • The EPC Certificate
  • Discussion and guidance regarding the E-portfolio system and completing tasks.

Day 4 & 5:

  • Tutor led property portfolio

Hybrid Only: You will be required to complete 5 test case EPCs as part of your portfolio of work to confirm to the property matrix. You will be given the opportunity to use a ‘paper based’ test case as one of your 5 (selection of ages and types available), you would then need to find the remaining 4 EPC test cases.

Learners are required to bring:

  • Large Tape Measure or Laser measure for measuring room dimensions
  • Step Ladder, required to access a loft (only required for on-site assessments).
  • Pen, pencil, paper/notepad and ruler which you can use to draw floor plans and note down assessment info
  • Access to a computer for inputting information into RdSAP calculation software
  • Camera or smart phone/tablet to take pictures for evidence
  1. Introduction to Domestic Energy Assessment: This module provides an overview of the course and sets the foundation for understanding the principles and objectives of domestic retrofit assessment. It may cover topics such as the importance of energy efficiency in domestic buildings, relevant regulations and standards, and the role of assessors in the retrofit process.

  2. Building Performance Evaluation: This module focuses on assessing the energy performance of domestic buildings. It covers techniques for data collection, energy audits, and the evaluation of key parameters such as insulation, heating systems, ventilation, and energy consumption patterns.

  3. Energy Efficiency Measures and Retrofit Solutions: This module explores various energy efficiency measures and retrofit solutions that can be implemented in domestic buildings. It may cover topics such as insulation improvements, renewable energy integration, heating system upgrades, and smart technologies for energy management.

  4. Building Regulations and Compliance: This module provides an understanding of the relevant building regulations and compliance requirements related to domestic retrofit assessments. It may cover topics such as Part L of building regulations, energy performance certificates (EPCs), and other regulatory frameworks.

  5. Retrofit Planning and Project Management: This module focuses on the planning and management aspects of domestic retrofit projects. It may cover topics such as project scoping, stakeholder engagement, cost estimation, and project coordination.

  6. Communication and Reporting: This module emphasizes effective communication and reporting skills for domestic retrofit assessors. It may cover topics such as presenting assessment findings, preparing reports, and communicating recommendations to clients and stakeholders.

Please note that the specific module titles and content may vary, and some courses may have additional or slightly different modules based on their curriculum. It's recommended to consult the training provider or institution offering the Level 3 Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment for the precise details of the modules included in their specific program.


Our costs for the Level 3 Award in Domestic Energy Assessment:

  1. Online - 5 Day - £1,300 (Property Portfolio Provided)
  2. Classroom - 5 Day £1,500 (Property Portfolio Provided)

The cost cover tutor fees, learning materials, assessment fees, registration fees, and any necessary resources or equipment. Some training providers may also offer options for instalment payments or discounts for early registration or group bookings. Additionally, it's worth considering any additional expenses such as travel, accommodation (if required for in-person training), or NetRet Also offers membership packages so click this link to check membership options.

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The Level 3 Domestic Energy Assessment Qualification

The Domestic Energy Assessment (DEA) qualification in the UK is an important certification for professionals who assess the energy efficiency and environmental impact of residential properties. This qualification plays a significant role in several aspects:

Energy Efficiency: The DEA qualification is crucial in promoting energy efficiency in residential buildings. Certified assessors evaluate various aspects of a property, including its insulation, heating systems, lighting, and overall energy usage. By identifying areas for improvement, DEAs help homeowners and landlords make their properties more energy-efficient, which can lead to lower energy bills and reduced carbon emissions.

Legal Requirements: In the UK, it is mandatory to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for most residential properties when they are sold or rented. DEAs are authorised to issue these EPCs after conducting assessments. Failure to obtain an EPC can result in legal consequences, including fines. Therefore, DEAs are essential for ensuring compliance with these regulations.

Environmental Impact: DEAs contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the overall environmental impact of residential properties. By highlighting areas for improvement, they encourage the adoption of energy-efficient measures, such as better insulation, energy-efficient appliances, and renewable energy sources like solar panels.

Consumer Awareness: DEAs also play a role in raising awareness among homeowners and tenants about the energy efficiency of their properties. The EPCs they provide contain valuable information about a property's energy performance and recommendations for improvement. This empowers consumers to make informed decisions about their energy usage and potentially invest in energy-saving upgrades.

Property Value: Energy-efficient properties are often more attractive to potential buyers or renters because they come with lower energy bills. Having a high EPC rating, which is typically issued by a DEA, can positively impact the marketability and value of a property.

Government Initiatives: The UK government has introduced various incentives and initiatives to promote energy efficiency, such as the Green Homes Grant. DEAs are instrumental in helping homeowners access these programs by assessing eligibility and guiding them through the application process.

In summary, the Domestic Energy Assessment qualification in the UK is essential for professionals who aim to improve the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of residential properties. By conducting assessments and issuing Energy Performance Certificates, DEAs contribute to reducing energy consumption, lowering carbon emissions, and ensuring compliance with legal requirements. They also empower consumers to make energy-efficient choices and enhance the overall value of properties in the housing market.


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