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Level 3 Certificate in On Construction New Build Dwellings (SAP) Energy Assessment - This event has already finished

1 - 7 September 2013
Distance Learning

Distance Learning, On-line Assessment & Examination

Details :

Energy Performance Certificates is required for all the newly constructed dwellings. This creates a requirement for qualified and accredited assessors to prepare the certificates and the accompanying recommendations report.

BRE Training has developed a comprehensive programme of on-line distance learning and assessment leading to the Level 3 Certificate in On-construction domestic energy assessment.

Course programme – candidates must undertake all elements.

Event programme

Part One - Distance Learning

The on-line distance learning will give you the knowledge that you need to start assessing the energy performance of new dwelling designs, carry out the Building Regulations compliance calculations and produce the EPC.  This includes learning materials, examples to work through and tests. You will have 8 weeks to complete all the distance learning modules. During this 8 weeks, there will be a discussion forum for delegates to post questions to the course tutor, discuss any issues with the course materials that you have during the study.

Programme includes:

  • SAP Background
  • Requirements of ADL1A
  • Introduction to the approved software
  • Dimensions
  • Building fabric
  • U-value and k-value calculations
  • Air-tightness & ventilation
  • Heating & hot water
  • Lighting and renewables
  • Software outputs
  • Design advice
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Self Assessment

Part Two - Competence Assessment

Once training is complete you will move into a period of assessment where you will demonstrate the practical application of the skills you have learned and provide evidence of your ability to practise competently as a Building Energy Assessor. Through the 5 case studies provided by BRE Training, you will show that you have the full range of skills and knowledge required by the National Occupational Standards by carrying out energy assessments and submitting these for formal assessment. Training and assessment will be based on the use of approved SAP software. Access to software will be free for training and assessment.Domestic Energy Assessors and Home Inspectors experienced in the process of vocational assessment should be able to complete their qualifications in 2 to 4 months. Those new to vocational qualifications should allow 3 to 6 months, depending on the amount of time they are able to devote to the assessment programme.  Before making your booking on Level 3 Certificate in On-construction domestic energy assessment programme, please make sure:

You MUST complete your Part 1 course materials before attending the Examination. 

Part Three - ABBE Examination

The examination can be taken after the on-line training has been completed.

ABBE have announced that the DipOCDEA Level 3 exam is now available online.  ABBE is working in partnership with Pearson Vue to provide online, on demand examinations for all relevant qualifications.  The exam can be taken at 164 locations across the UK.  The new system will provide an online booking system so candidates can choose a time and date to meet their individual needs at one of the examination venues. 


Distance Learning & Assessment Fees: £1,850 + VAT

For BREG Accreditation Scheme Member:  Distance Learning & Assessment Fee: £1,750 + VAT with 100 Myrewards Points (Please book via the Members Area Website where details of  Myrewards is available)

The above fees include ABBE Registration and Examination Fees.

How to Apply

If you wish to book a place please provide BRE with a copy of your current CV to demonstrate your experience. On confirmation of your eligibility for the course you will be required to complete a booking form which will need to be completed and returned to us before your place is confirmed.

The contact details for BRE Trining: 

Address: BRE Training, Bucknalls Lane, Watford WD25 9XX  

Tel: 01923 664829

E: train@bre.co.uk



Intended audience

Domestic Energy Assessors, Home Inspectors, Building designers and consultants

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For more information:
BRE Education and Training
+44 (0) 333 321 88 11