Non-Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA) Training

Elmhurst’s ABBE, City & Guilds and APEL qualification courses provides a fantastic opportunity for those either completely new or familiar with the world of energy assessment, to become a fully qualified Non-Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA).

Commercial buildings in the UK require Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) on construction, sold or let. As an Elmhurst trained Non-Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA) you will be well equipped to undertake energy calculations on these commercial buildings, using approved Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM).

NDEA Training Options

Elmhurst provides three different training routes for those interested in becoming a Non-Domestic Energy Assessor, two are provided for new entrants and one for experienced practitioners. Those who complete the Level 3 and 4 qualification or APEL route will be qualified to deliver energy assessments for both existing (level 3) and new build (level 4) commercial buildings.

Day in the life of a NDEA

Have you wondered what life as an Non-Domestic Energy Assessor entails? The following video explains what a NDEA does, what a typical assessment involves, and how you can become a NDEA.

Why choose Elmhurst for NDEA 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 Non-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 NDEA 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 NDEA 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...

Ben Spode

Really good trainer whom was prepared and willing to provide clear and helpful responses to questions.

Ben Spode

Bobby McHale

Good mix of assessment and knowledge with good assistance for all aspects of the course.

Bobby McHale

Stephen Holland

Great atmosphere, excellent facilities. Invaluable training.

Stephen Holland

Avtar Sandhu

Excellent working knowledge of technical info and working practice. Working examples on SBEM worked well. Good presentation skills and explaining examples.

Avtar Sandhu

Why become a Non-Domestic Energy Assessor?

The role of the NDEA is predominantly site based and involves the collection of commercial property data concerning constructions, glazing, heating, ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and lighting. They will collect and enter this data into approved SBEM software which is used to calculate the energy performance of the property and produce an EPC.

An Ideal new career

No previous experience or qualifications are required for individuals to qualify as a NDEA, which makes starting a new career in this area relatively easy. NDEAs can choose to work for an existing company or become self-employed, where they can manage their own workloads.

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 Non-Domestic Energy Assessors in England and Wales as landlords and property agents take action to determine if their properties are up to scratch.


NDEA Accreditation with Elmhurst

Once qualified as a NDEA, 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 SBEM Online 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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