Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) Training

Elmhurst’s City & Guilds qualification course provides a fantastic opportunity for those either completely new or familiar with the world of energy assessment, to become a fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA).

As a qualified DEA you will have the relevant skills and knowledge to undertake energy performance assessments for existing dwellings and can produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for any UK residential property being marketed for sale or let.

DEA Training Options

Elmhurst has developed training options, which following portfolio completion, will award the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate for Domestic Energy Assessment. By selecting an option below you can view any upcoming courses and gain further information about what each option provides:

Classroom*

Classroom*

Course Length: 5 DAYS

Cost: £1545 + VAT + C&G Fee


Everything you need to get your career as a DEA off to a flying start. Receive face-to-face training from our experienced and qualified trainers, for a more complete and engaging learning experience. All condensed into a 5 days of training.

  • All materials provided
  • Full portfolio support- the fastest way to get qualified
  • All site visits included- You don’t need to find your own properties to complete test cases on
  • Exams included
  • Technical support available from 9-5pm
  • Networking opportunities
Course completion

Upon completion of this course you will be awarded with City & Guilds Level 3 Certification for Domestic Energy Assessment.

Live Online

Live Online

Course Length: 3 DAYS

Cost: £900 + VAT + C&G Fee


Undertake our 3 day DEA training from the comfort of your home or office and take your time to complete the rest of your portfolio. This course is delivered live by our experienced and qualified trainers.

  • All materials provided
  • Complete your portfolio in your own time
  • Online exams included
  • Technical support available from 9-5pm
Course completion

Following this course you will be required to complete additional EPC assessments and exams in order to complete your portfolio. You will then be awarded with City & Guilds Level 3 Certification for Domestic Energy Assessment

Hybrid

Hybrid

Course Length: 3 DAYS (live online) + 2 DAYS (classroom based*)

Cost: £1475 + VAT + C&G Fee


Get the best of both, learn from the comfort of your own home/office (3 days) and then return to our training facility to complete your 5 test cases and portfolio (last 2 days).

  • All materials provided
  • Full portfolio support
  • All site visits included- you won’t need to find your own properties to complete test cases on
  • Exams included
  • Technical support available from 9-5pm
  • Networking opportunities
Course completion

Upon completion of this course you will be awarded with City & Guilds Level 3 Certification for Domestic Energy Assessment.

*Elmhurst has been working hard to introduce safety measures which minimise the risk of COVID-19 for training delegates undertaking face-to-face training and site visits with us. You can take a look at the measures we have put in place to ensure a COVID secure experience, here.

Why choose Elmhurst for DEA Training?

Training delivered since 1993

Elmhurst has been operating for over 25 years, and during this time our experienced and qualified trainers have undertaken training for thousands of individuals. As the UK’s largest accreditation scheme for Domestic Energy Assessors, we have the expertise and the knowledge to help you thrive and grow within this exciting career.

Unrivalled support

Our role as one of the UK’s approved DEA accreditation schemes means that we are able to provide continued support to those who join our accreditation scheme (free of charge), long after the training. This is something which independent training providers are unable to provide.

Leave feeling confident

Elmhurst’s DEA courses have been developed to provide information at a pace that suits all of our trainees, regardless of whether they are new to the industry or are more experienced. We ensure that everyone understands the content and are able to gradually build up their skills and knowledge.

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Don't just take our word for it...

Hayley Scholes

Joanne, was lovely and really helpful, along with the other trainers ! I felt supported the whole way through and felt that all my questions were answered with no judgement. I surprisingly enjoyed the course and everyone was really friendly

Hayley Scholes

NicheCom

Precision Inventory Services

Good course content. Qualified over 2 years ago in 5 days with no further visits to properties to qualify. Very supportive staff.

Precision Inventory Services

Jatender Dhadwal

I thought that the online course was a fantastic and innovative way of completing the DEA course. Elmhurst have accommodated a new way of learning and implemented robust procedures to ensure consistency in quality.

Jatender Dhadwal

Marc Giampaolo

The course was packed full of everything you need to know to become a Domestic Energy Assessor and the course tutor was very engaging and enthusiastic and he explained everything in detail giving me the confidence to complete my portfolio and gain the qualification.

Marc Giampaolo

Damien Burke

This was a hard course but I have enjoyed it very much I have had plenty of help and support from your trainers and course examiners, especially Denise Aris and Simon Flint. I would be happy to recommend anybody to go on this course if they wanted to become a DEA.

Damien Burke

Alistair Connell

Denise was an excellent trainer, she was very knowledge and delivered the course at a good pace.

Alistair Connell

Renfrewshire Council

Ken Ravey

Simon was excellent and explained everything which helped the process.

Ken Ravey

Sophie Feltwell

The staff were really friendly, catering was great. Elizabeth and Jo were absolutely superb; both lovely and approachable people, and always willing to help. They made my week! Many thanks to you both.

Sophie Feltwell

NicheCom

Elidh Finlayson

Hugely impressed by not only the course content and structure but also our trainer. Denise was incredibly professional- she is knowledgeable and extremely engaging, approachable, easy to listen to and concise when responding to queries. Superb!

Elidh Finlayson

John Smith

Everything worked really well, Simon was great, moved things on at a good pace but stopping to answer questions where needed and was very clear in the way he communicated information

John Smith

Why become a Domestic Energy Assessor?

The role of the DEA is predominantly site based and involves the collection of domestic property data (information about Property age, walls, floors roofs etc). DEAs enter this property data into approved Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP) software which calculates the energy performance of that property and produces an EPC. Assessors can either undertake this calculation on a computer following the assessment or they can speed up the process by using mobile RdSAP software to complete their assessment while on site.

An Ieal new career / new competency

No previous experience or qualifications are required for individuals to qualify as a DEA, which makes starting a new career in this area relatively easy. DEAs can choose to work for an existing company or become self-employed, where they can manage their own workloads. Property Agents, surveyors and tradespeople who regularly work within residential properties will also benefit from adding the domestic EPC to their list of services.

Increasing demand for energy professionals

The role of the Energy Assessor is becoming increasingly popular as the UK government aims to improve the energy efficiency of existing homes in pursuit of its net zero carbon by 2050 target.

Elmhurst DEA houses

Regulations such as Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in the private rental sector has also increased the demand for the services of Domestic Energy Assessors in England and Wales as landlords and property agents take action to determine if their properties are up to scratch.

Elmhurst anticipates that the UK will see more regulations come into force in the near future which will aim to increase the energy performance of people’s homes .The reference point for this is likely to be the energy rating provided on the EPC.

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DEA Accreditation with Elmhurst

Once qualified as a DEA, you will be eligible to join Elmhurst’s industry leading accreditation scheme, free of charge. If you are looking for a scheme which offers competitive lodgement fees, market leading software, professional technical support, opportunities to enhance your skills, as well as the tools to build a competitive business, then Elmhurst Energy is the accreditation scheme for you.

  • Unrivalled technical support
  • Cutting edge mobile and desktop software for easier assessments
  • FREE Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public Liability (PL) Insurance (cover up to £10m)
  • Marketing material available to help sell your services
  • Discounted and free CPD available for members
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