FULLY FUNDED PLACES AVAILABLE (2023-24)
Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01
E-learning / Online Assessment
NEA Currently have a limited number of fully funded places available for our popular Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01 e-learning / online assessment.
Places are available to non-commercial organisations based in England and Wales, learners must also be frontline staff or volunteers that encounter and provide advice to those in or at risk of fuel poverty.
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 (you can view a short sample of the course via the link further down this page).
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.
Designed for staff involved in providing householders with energy efficiency advice either face-to-face or by telephone.
The course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of energy advice and the knowledge required to deliver energy advice to householders.
- 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, including the Affordable Warmth Obligation of the Energy Company Obligation
- the causes of condensation dampness, how to avoid condensation and remedial actions to combat existing condensation
HOW WILL THE E-LEARNING WORK?
Learners will have access to the course for eight weeks and be able to study online at a time and location that is convenient to them. They will also receive a set support documents including mock exam papers, activities and handouts to keep for future reference along with a copy of the Energy Advice in the Home book.
When ready, delegates will go on to sit the exam with an NEA registered examiner. We offer a rolling programme of of open access exam dates. Learners should also aim to complete the exam within the 8 week access period or as soon after as possible.
Tutors will be available upon request to assist with specific queries relating to the course content. This is usually done via e-mail or telephone / video call.
Please note that this support is time limited as e-learning is generally self-led however more in-depth tuition can be arranged at an extra cost if required.
SUGGESTED STUDY TIME
For those new to the subject, we recommend a minimum of 20 hours to complete the course and a further 9 hours prepare for the exam (experienced advisors may work through quicker). Each learner is different and E-Learning offers the flexibility to study at your own pace..
Once booked and approved, learners will have access to the course for 8 weeks from their chosen start date in which to complete the course and undertake the assessment. Learners must complete the course within this time frame so please keep this in mind when booking and selecting a start date.
HOW WILL THE ASSESSMENT WORK?
For online assessment participants will require a quiet room and two separate electronic devices with internet access, sound and a video camera. Both devices must connect to Zoom (video conferencing platform). Device one will be used to connect to Zoom for the exam to be invigilated (this could be a computer, tablet or mobile phone) and device two will be used to access the online exam forms (this could be a computer or tablet). 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 (85 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
We have exam dates scheduled each month, learners will be provided with details of exam dates and how to book a place along with their course joining instructions once they are booked onto the course.
Funded places are available to non-commercial organisations based in England and Wales (such as local authorities, housing associations, advice agencies etc). Learners must also be frontline staff or volunteers that encounter and provide advice to those in or at risk of fuel poverty.
Funding is available to new learners only. Unfortunately, if you started the course in the past and are re-booking we are unable to fund the place.
Places are limited so we may need to restrict the number of bookings per organisation, we will advise on this as bookings are received.
ALL FUNDED PLACES (LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT) MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF JANUARY 2024 AT THE LATEST.