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Level 3 Certificate in On Construction New Build Dwellings (SAP) Energy Assessment

Distance Learning, On-line Assessment 

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:


Distance Learning & Assessment Fees: £1,950 + VAT

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. 

Intended audience

Domestic Energy Assessors, Home Inspectors, Building designers and consultants

For more information:
BRE Academy
+44 (0) 333 321 88 11