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 


The Course consists of three days training and up to 12 hours of home study.


Assessment is by a one day examination following the course. The examination consists of four parts: two written papers, a practical test and a simulation exercise.


Successful completion of the examination awards the City and Guilds Energy Awareness 6281-01 qualification. The 6281 qualification meets the knowledge requirements of specific units of NVQs, Provide Energy Efficiency Services (Level 3) and Unit 3 of the Home Energy Advice Award (Level 3).


EAS can deliver courses in-house or at a central location.

Course size

Course size is between six and eight candidates.


Training Cost

EAS Member: £400.00 + VAT*

Non-Member: £540.00 + VAT

Exam and Certification

Non-Profit Organisation: £234.00 + VAT

Profit-Making Organisation: £354.00 + VAT


For course dates please refer to Events .

For further information and to reserve places on a course, contact Rose Ann Porteous by email or on 0141 226 3064

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