City & Guilds Energy Awareness (6281-01)

This course is aimed at those providing energy advice to clients and wishing to have a greater understanding of domestic energy efficiency.


Heating and Preventing Heat Loss:

  • Use of heating and hot water systems
  • Effective use of heating controls
  • Heat loss from buildings
  • Methods of home insulation
  • Renewable energy in the home

Lifestyle and Housekeeping:

  • Fuel poverty and health
  • The causes and control of condensation and dampness
  • The need for adequate ventilation
  • "No cost" energy saving measures
  • Health risks from the lack of affordable warmth

Finance and Budgeting:

  • Understanding tariffs, meters and budgeting for fuel
  • Comparative costs and system efficiencies
  • Costs of running household appliances
  • Payment methods for fuel
  • Services from fuel suppliers and consumer bodies
  • Grants and financial help available for energy efficiency improvements and fuel payments 


Classroom/In-house based learning The Course consists of three days training and up to 12 hours of home study.

Online learning We recommend a minimum of 20 hours to complete the e-Learning course materials and prepare for the exam however each learner is different, and e-learning offers the flexibility to study at your own pace. EAS will provide 4 x 1-hour online support sessions over the period of this home study


Assessment for this qualification usually takes place face to face however due to the Coronavirus all face to face delivery is currently on hold and we are offering online assessment in the interim.

*** Learners must attend an exam session observed by an NEA registered examiner. ***

All participants will be prepared for the C&G Energy Awareness 6281-01 award examination, details of how this will run online will be provided once a candidate has been registered with the e-Learning system.

Specialist CPD Webinars (sCPD).

These are 2½ hour long subject specific enhancements to the NEA standard training materials and will take candidates into areas that are particular to the Scottish context of domestic energy provision and utilisation at home. These will include, but not limited to the following non-compulsory topics:

  • Electric heating and RTS tariffs
  • Heating systems and gas/CO health and safety
  • Scottish Government support schemes
  • Scottish fuel poverty definition
  • Energy vulnerability and Scottish social support mechanisms

NB sCPD webinars are not compulsory for the purpose of attaining the C&G certification via the online e-Learning route i.e., the NEA e-Learning materials and our cohort support approach are the only necessary elements.


Successful completion of the examination awards the City and Guilds Energy Awareness 6281-01 qualification. The C&G 6281-01 qualification is currently a requirement for the PAS 2035:2019 role of Retrofit Advisor.


Classroom/In-house based learning ***CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE***

The training is delivered over three days. Tutorial days can be arranged consecutively or one day per week over three weeks.

Online learning

Delegates will have access to the course for four weeks and be able to study online at a time and location that is convenient to them. They will also receive a set support documents including mock exam papers, activities and handouts to keep for future reference along with a copy of the Energy Advice in the Home textbook. Alongside this each Cohort will be invited to join an MS Teams virtual support group, and that group will have regular weekly 1-hour contact sessions over the 4-week duration of their home study. When ready, delegates will go on to sit the exam with an NEA registered examiner.

Candidates will be required to attend the support sessions each week and it is their responsibility to log in and to ensure that their IT equipment is able to connect to, and to participate in these support events which they are registered to attend. Alongside this, each Cohort will have the opportunity to share their learning experiences with their peers via the MS Teams platform.

Course size

Classroom/In-house based learning Course size is between six and eight candidates.

Online learning Cohorts are a flexible size of between 5 – 20 candidates


Training Cost (Classroom/In-house based learning) ***CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE***

EAS Member: £400.00 + VAT* | Non-Member: £540.00 + VAT

Exam and Certification (Classroom/In-house based learning) ***CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE***

Non-Profit Organisation: £234.00 + VAT | Profit-Making Organisation: £354.00 + VAT

Training Cost (Online learning)

EAS Member: £180.00 + VAT* | Non-Member: £220 + VAT

Exam and Certification (Online learning)

EAS Member: £180.00 + VAT | Non-Member: £300.00 + VAT

City & Guilds certificate (per person)        £38 + VAT

Specialist CPD Webinars (Online learning)

£50 + VAT per 2½ hour session - ***BOOKING OPENS EARLY IN 2021***


For further information and to reserve places on a course, contact our training section by email

*Note to Members: EAS membership entitles you to two discounted course places per membership year. (Does not apply to individual membership)