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


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


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


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


Courses can be delivered in-house or open access in our central Glasgow office.

Course Size

Course sizes are between six and twelve candidates


Training (per person)

EAS Member: £270.00 + VAT*

Non Member: £360.00 + VAT


Exam and Certification (per person)

Non-Profit Organisation: £179.00 + VAT

Profit-Making Organisation: £299.00 + VAT


See Events for dates of open access courses. For more information or to reserve places on any of our courses please contact Rose Ann Porteous 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)