Level 3 Award: Energy Awareness 6281-01

city and guilds 600x400This three-day course leading to the NEA/City & Guilds 6281-01 Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness has been running for 25 years reaching more than 25,000 people. This remains NEA’s most popular course for energy efficiency advisers.

 Course outline
NEA’s energy awareness course will enable participants to advise clients on a range of issues including:
  • The efficiency and appropriate use of heating and hot water systems and the functions of the controls
  • Interpret domestic fuel cost data using reference materials
  • Advise clients on how to record gas and electricity consumption and work out costs
  • Inform clients of ways of paying for gas and electricity
  • Identify the potential to improve energy efficiency in a range of dwellings
  • Explain the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
  • Advise clients on how to avoid condensation and how to take remedial action where condensation dampness exists
Exam outline

Assessment will consist of a one day examination split into the following four sections:

Written Paper One

  • Home Heating
  • Bills, Meters and Paying for Fuel

Written Paper Two

  • Cutting Down Heat Loss
  • Condensation and Dampness

Practical Test

  • Calculating running costs of household appliances
  • Setting central heating programmers


  • Energy advisor role-play

No prior knowledge of the subject is required however as this is a level 3 qualification delegates will require basic literacy and numeracy skills.

The course will include written activities as well as calculating fuel bills; calculating running costs of electrical appliances and converting temperatures using simple formulas which will be provided.


Three days training plus a one-day examination

This course can also be delivered in-house to organisations wishing to train a group of staff.

Training Dates 2017 / 2018
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Exam (additional)

20 Feb
21 Feb
22 Feb
28 Feb
1 Mar
South Wales
27 Feb
28 Feb
1 Mar
7 Mar
8 Mar
8 Mar
14 Mar
15 Mar
North Wales
6 Mar
7 Mar
8 Mar
12 Mar
13 Mar
14 Mar
21 Mar
22 Mar
10 Apr
11 Apr
12 Apr
17 Apr
18 Apr
15 May
16 May
17 May
23 May
24 May
June (TBC)
3 Jul
4 Jul
5 Jul
11 Jul
12 Jul
10 Jul
11 Jul
12 Jul
17 Jul
18 Jul
11 Sep
12 Sep
13 Sep
19 Sep
20 Sep
Oct (TBC)
13 Nov
14 Nov
15 Nov
21 Nov
22 Nov
4 Dec
5 Dec
6 Dec
12 Dec
13 Dec

Course fees (per person)

  NEA Members Non NEA Members
Not for profit organisations / charities £698 + VAT £808 + VAT
Commercial / profit making organisations £818 + VAT £928 +  VAT
Download a booking form here.

For more information contact Lynsey  Thompson.

“I think all home owners should do this course. I think I know more about what is going on in my home now and feel more confident to give advice. The course tutor was great.”

Delegate from Energy Saving Trust, Energy Awareness 6281-01 course – London

Published on 04-01-2018
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