Suitable for: New entrants with no previous energy assessment experience.
If you have relevant industry experience in non-domestic energy assessment you may qualify for our fast track APEL Route to qualification.
Train with the Energy Assessment Professionals
Expert training from experienced professionals with real industry experience. Elmhurst's ABBE qualification course provides an opportunity for those new and familiar with energy assessment to become qualified Display Energy Certificate (DEC) Energy Assessor.
Elmhurst provides a relaxed learning environment to ensure that all delegates feel comfortable, safe and engaged. Our trainers deliver the course content at a pace to suit all individuals, providing their own real life examples of work within the industry to demonstrate the do's and don'ts of DEC assessments.
Did you say new entrants?
Yes that’s right! This course is open to everyone; no previous qualifications or experience is required.
This course provides an ideal platform for individuals seeking a brand new career in energy assessment, and also allows individuals to supplement their existing work with an additional vocation.
About DEC Assessments
All UK public building (schools, leisure centres,library etc) with a useful floor area over 250m² and frequently visited by the public are required to have a valid Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and Advisory Report.
A qualified DEC Assessor is an individual who undertakes energy calculations using approved Operational Rating (OR) software on public buildings, to produce this Display Energy Certificate.
This two day course covers all relevant information needed to qualify as a DEC Assessor, and is followed by an assessed portfolio of work.
Please see below for a list of the topics covered over the two days.
- Introduction to energy assessment, industry background, EPBD legislation and current update
- The ABBE Award, timescales and assessment requirements
- Operational Ratings methodology, Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and Advisory Reports (ARs)
- Data Entry into the SBEM Software
- Introduction to OR Calc, the Government calculation software
- Building Services in non domestic buildings
- Good surveying practice, data collection requirements including conventions and QA requirements
Upon successful completion of the DEC training and passing all assessments, individuals are classed as qualified. Once qualified you are eligible to join Elmhurst’s government approved accreditation scheme free of charge.
Unlike other independent training providers, members who go on to join Elmhurst’s DEC accreditation scheme are fully supported long after the course is finished- we won’t leave you feeling high and dry.
Only individuals who are registered with an accreditation scheme are able to produce legally valid DECs.
To find out more about DEC accreditation with Elmhurst, click here.
£800.00 (plus VAT) + £241.00 ABBE Registration Fee (plus VAT) =
£1041.00 (excl VAT)
£1249.20 (Inc VAT)
To apply for this course, or to find out more, follow the links below.
Please Note: The online booking system closes 2 working days prior to each event. If you would like to book a place within these two days, please call the Non-Domestic team on 01455 883 231. In some cases it is still possible to take bookings over the phone the day before an event.