Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) Training

Elmhurst train and qualify Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) to undertake property assessments of existing dwellings. Using a government standard methodology they can calculate the energy performance of a property and produce a legally valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

Elmhurst’s City and Guilds accredited training is a fantastic introduction into the world of energy assessment; providing individuals with the skills and knowledge to produce energy calculations using Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP) methodology- which is a lot easier than it sounds!

The role of the DEA explained

EPCs are required for all existing residential dwellings in the UK before they are sold or let. These certificates display the energy performance of a property on an A-G scale (A=Excellent, G=Poor), so that tenants, landlords and letting agents can easily identify how energy efficient the property is. 

In order to produce these important certificates, trained and qualified Domestic Energy Assessors must first visit the property to collect important property data. This includes a property description, and detail of dimensions, as well as information about heating, ventilation, flooring and the general construction of the property. From this data assessors can use government approved software to calculate a dwelling's energy performance and can produce that all important EPC.

Why Elmhurst for DEA Training?

Elmhurst has been operating for over 25 years, and during this time has undertaken training for thousands of individuals. As one of the UK's leading accreditation schemes for energy assessors we have the expertise and the knowledge to help you thrive and grow within this exciting career.

Our 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. This particular course will take individuals from classroom based learning to undertaking practical energy assessments in a matter of days!

The MEES Effect Explained?

With the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) on the 1st April 2018, there has been a significant increase in demand for DEAs to produce up to date energy certificates for landlords in the private rented sector. You can find out more about MEES and what this means for DEAs here

Training Course Options 

Domestic Energy Assessor Condensed 5 Day

The DEA 5-day course is ideal for new entrants to the industry and property professionals, and has the added bonus of candidates being able to get assistance and guidance with their portfolio whilst on the training course. 

This course follows the same format of the 3-day DEA course, with the exception that the last two days will be spent conducting property inspections and building a portfolio of supporting work. 

This condensed course allows candidates to complete the course in a shorter time period, owing to the portfolio of work being integrated into the course. Candidates can therefore expect an element of pre-course learning and self-directed evening study, although this does not make up a significant part of the course.

Course breakdown:

  • Introduction to energy assessment
  • The City & Guilds Award and assessment process
  • Assessment of Professional Supplementary Skills and open book exercises
  • Calculating heat loss perimeters & floor areas with a practical measuring exercise
  • Assessing date of construction including a workshop exercise
  • RdSAP data collection and conventions
  • Understanding the energy efficiency recommendations generated by RdSAP
  • RdSAP software access and functionality including online case study.
  • City and Guilds assessments
  • All the required property visits to meet the qualification matrix
  • Supported Portfolio Development

Training cost:

£1405.00 (Plus VAT) + Registration Fee £180 (VAT exempt) =
£1585.00 (excl VAT)
£1866.00 (Inc VAT)

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Domestic Energy Assessor 3 Day Course

Elmhurst’s three day course covers all the relevant information needed to qualify as a DEA. 

This course is followed by a portfolio review and assessment day (around a month later), after which successful candidates who have completed all elements of the qualification successfully will be awarded the City and Guilds DEA qualification required to work as a DEA.

Unlike the 5 Day courses available, this course does not include site visits.

Course breakdown:

  • Introduction to energy assessment
  • The City & Guilds Award and assessment process
  • Assessment of Professional Supplementary Skills and open book exercises
  • Calculating heat loss perimeters & floor areas with a practical measuring exercise
  • Assessing date of construction including a workshop exercise
  • RdSAP data collection and conventions
  • Understanding the energy efficiency recommendations generated by RdSAP
  • RdSAP software access and functionality including online case study
  • Assessment day including City & Guilds assessments and an observed property inspection (candidates will be expected to provide the remaining four property inspections)

Three day DEA Training cost:

£1100.00 (Plus VAT) + registration fee £174.80 (VAT exempt) =
£1274.80 (excl VAT)
£1494.80 (Inc VAT)

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Success Stories

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

Hayley Scholes, DEA Level 3

Related Links

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DEA SOFTWARE > 

ENERGY ASSESSOR TRAINING >

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