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ABBE Level 3 Certificate for Domestic Energy Assessors course


This training programme has been designed for those either wishing to become Domestic Energy Assessors or who wish to progress to qualify as Home Inspectors.

It is for anyone new to this profession and need a comprehensive programme of training and assessment to deliver the knowledge and skills they will require in their new role.

Energy assessment is an essential component of the Domestic Energy Assessor/Home Inspectors skills and the SWAAT new entrant training and assessment programme has been configured to allow candidates to achieve the Diploma in Domestic Energy Assessment at an interim stage.

PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or for further details.

Course objectives/key benefits

To provide the knowledge and understanding required to generate domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) as well as advising members of the public about the benefits of energy saving measures.

Who is the course aimed at?

The programme is intended ideally for candidates whose current employment provides experience of relevance to Units 1 and 2 of the Diploma in respect of working in an effective and professional manner and contributing to the safety and security of people and property.

However, the course is designed on the basis that they have no relevant knowledge of or experience in carrying out domestic energy assessments before starting the programme.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

There are no entry/pre-requisite requirements.

However a knowledge and understanding of construction methods and/or heating systems will be beneficial.

Course content

Workshop 1 - Introduction to Diploma and Portfolio Building;
Provides candidates with all they need to get underway with the assessment process for the Diploma

Workshop 2 - House Construction, Survey, Heating and Controls/RDSAP Methodology
Helps candidates develop their knowledge base and identification skills.
Provides candidates with the understanding of the methodology and the associated conventions that they need to undertake a Domestic Energy Assessment.

Workshop 3 - On-site assessment

PLEASE NOTE: Practical assessment must be arranged within 10 miles of Liskeard, otherwise a fee will be incurred for travelling and time spent on-site.

Course duration

South West Assessment and Training offer two workshops.

A portfolio of evidence needs to be compiled by the candidate in their own time and therefore the length of the course largely depends upon the individual.

However the portfolio must be successfully completed and signed off as such within two years from commencement of the course.

Training Method

Classroom based


Practical assessment and completion of a portfolio of evidence.

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive an ABBE Domestic Energy Assessor qualification.

Please note: Anyone either wishing to become a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) must also join an accreditation body. Details of this are provided on the course.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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