City & Guilds Renewable Energy in the Home (6281-02)

This course is designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of energy advisors on household renewables and low carbon technologies as realistic interventions to reduce fuel poverty.

Course Content

The course covers carbon dioxide emissions and technologies such as: solar thermal hot water, heat pumps, biomass, solar photovoltaics, micro and small wind, micro-hydro, micro-CHP and fuel cells.


The course will enable participants to:

  • Identify which renewable energy options might be appropriate for different circumstances
  • Explain how renewable energy systems work
  • Inform clients about some of the main factors that need to be taken into account before considering installing renewable technologies within the home
  • State the grant aid available to install renewable technologies for householders
  • Explain the planning issues involved with the installation of each renewable technology
  • Explain the costs associated with renewable technology (installation, running costs and payback times)
  • Advise clients about the issues and deterrents associated with installing renewable technologies in the home
  • Inform clients about the carbon savings for each renewable technology
  • State the legislative drivers associated with renewable technology


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

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

Online learning 

The training is delivered over four days. Tutorial days can be arranged consecutively or two days per week over two weeks.


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

A half-day City and Guilds assessment follows the training. Assessment comprises a three-part examination, with two written papers and a simulation exercise. 

Online learning ***CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE***


Successful completion of the course awards the City and Guilds 6281-02 qualification.

NB due to social distancing measures and COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to provide a qualification route at this time for the 6281-02 award.

All Online learning candidates will receive an EAS certified CPD award. We will contact all CPD awarded candidates once it is possible to operate examinations to offer exam options.


Classroom/In-house based learning can be delivered at your premises or open access in our central Glasgow office. ***CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE***

Online learning the training is delivered over four days. Each day consists of 2 x 2½ hour sessions.

Course Size 

Classroom/In-house based learning - Course sizes are between six and twelve candidates 

Online learning - Cohorts for the online version can be up to 20 participants in size


Training (per person): Classroom / Online rate 

EAS Member: £270.00 + VAT* 

Non Member: £360.00 + VAT

Exam and Certification (per person) ***CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE*** 

Non-Profit Organisation: £179.00 + VAT 

Profit-Making Organisation: £299.00 + VAT


For more information or to reserve places on any of our courses please contact our training section by email or call 0141 226 3064

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