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
Location Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Exam Exam (additional)
Birmingham 15 May 16 May 17 May 23 May 24 May
Manchester 15 May 16 May 17 May 23 May 24 May
London 3 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul
Newcastle 10 Jul 11 Jul 12 Jul 17 Jul 18 Jul
Cardiff 18 July 19 July 20 July 26 July 27 July
Birmingham 11 Sept 12 Sept 13 Sept 19 Sep 20 Sep
Manchester 25 Sept 26 Sept 27 Sept 3 Oct 4 Oct
North Wales 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 25 Oct
Newcastle 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov
South Wales 27 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 6 Dec 7 Dec
London 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

You can book online 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 15-03-2018
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