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Non Domestic Energy Assessor Training

A Non Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA) is a certified individual who undertakes energy calculations, using approved Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) or Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM) software on commercial buildings. The calculations produce a commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). All commercial buildings in the UK require an EPC before marketed sale or let and on construction.

Our NDEA training options include the Level 3 and Level 4 qualification.

The level 3 qualification allows assessors to complete EPCs on all existing commercial buildings with frequently occurring characteristics- this covers a large proportion of the non domestic market. The level 4 qualification allows assessors to produce EPCs on existing commercial buildings without frequently occurring characteristics and also commercial new build compliance EPCs.

Training Options

We offer three training options for individuals wanting to undertake NDEA training. The routes are 'new entrant' and 'Approved Prior Experiential Learning' (APEL).

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NDEA Level 3

We offer a 4 day course for 'new entrants' to qualify as an NDEA level 3. The City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Non Domestic Energy Assessment (QCF) course includes:

  • Professional skills required to be a NDEA including: Legislation, Health and Safety, Policies and Procedures, Contracts and Risk Assessments
  • Methods of Construction for Basic Buildings
  • Building Services Systems Data entry into the SBEM software
  • Advisory Report and recommendations

NDEA Level 3 – New Entrant Training Cost

Total NDEA Level 3 New Entrant training cost is £1395.00 (plus partial VAT). Price includes:

  • Professional discussion
  • £200.00 City & Guilds registration (VAT Exempt)
  • 4 days training (Accommodation available in close proximity to Elmhurst)
  • Training materials and access to key documents
  • Access to appropriate software during training
  • Technical support helpline during training
  • Portfolio of evidence inc. 3 EPCs and energy inspection observed by assessor

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NDEA Level 3 and Level 4

We offer a 5 day course for 'new entrants' to qualify as an NDEA level 4, this includes level 3 buildings. The City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment (QCF) course includes:

  • Professional Skills required to be a NDEA including: Legislation, Health & Safety, Policies and Procedures, Contracts and Risk Assessments
  • Methods of Construction for Buildings
  • Building Services Systems
  • Data Entry into the SBEM Software
  • Advisory Report and Recommendations
  • Developing a sound understanding of the Building Regulations and knowledge of thermal insulation products
  • Detailed calculation of U-values
  • Developing a more comprehensive understanding of Building Services
  • Producing a calculation from plans and a specification, then processing the data in the SBEM software

NDEA Level 4 – New Entrant Training Cost

Total NDEA Level 4 New Entrant training cost is £2095.00 (plus partial VAT). Price includes:

  • Professional discussion
  • £300.00 City & Guilds registration (VAT Exempt)
  • 5 days training (Accommodation available in close proximity to Elmhurst)
  • Training materials and access to key documents
  • Access to appropriate software during training
  • Technical support helpline during training
  • Portfolio of evidence inc. 3 EPCs and energy inspection observed by assessor
  • Preview EPC, Building Regulations Compliance Report and closed book test

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NDEA APEL

NDEA Training – APEL

APEL routes are designed for professionals looking to achieve certification that are able to document their involvement and experience in buildings management and/or building energy management for at least two of the last five years. This could include working on the design, construction and/or the energy assessment of non domestic buildings. If professionals do not meet the particular requirement of the APEL route, they will be required to qualify through the new entrant training. We offer an NDEA APEL route for experienced professionals.

NDEA APEL Level 4

We offer a 2 day training course for professionals that wish to qualify and certify as an APEL Level 4 NDEA assessor, this includes level 3.

NDEA APEL Level 4 Cost

Total NDEA Level 4 APEL cost is £850.00 (plus VAT). Price includes:

  • 2 day classroom training
  • 5 SBEM assessments
  • Distance learning materials

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Download Application

Please contact our Non Domestic Team on 01455 883 231 to determine if you are eligible for our APEL route.

Non Domestic Software

There are currently a large number of SBEM third party software providers available in the market, as well as DSM software. We encourage our energy assessors to look and sample a number of software providers to make an informed decision and choose the appropriate software package that best suits their individual needs.

To learn more about our approved preferred third party software providers, please visit our NDEA software page.

NDEA Certification

Upon successful completion of the NDEA training individuals are classed as qualified. Once qualified you are eligible to join our government approved certification scheme free of charge. Only individuals who are registered with an approved certification body are able to produce legally valid EPCs. Free of charge certification is included as part of all our NDEA training routes.

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