The EI supports companies or educational bodies running energy related training schemes by accrediting their programmes and providing support and resources for their students. The accreditation procedure involves a thorough assessment of the course content, its assessment procedures, its teaching staff and its facilities by a panel of EI experts.
The EI is licensed by the Engineering Council to accredit courses for Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) status. Courses can also be accredited for Chartered Scientist (CSci) status and Chartered Energy Manager.
There are three main types of EI accreditation:
Academic Accreditation: Suitable for higher education courses with energy content. Students can gain a host of benefits from the EI including free membership for the duration of their studies and progression to Grad EI status on graduation. They can also use their accredited qualifications towards professional membership of the EI.
The full list of EI accredited academic courses can be found here.
Company Accreditation: Suitable for companies with in house training programmes. Companies and participants benefit from quality assurance of the programme as well as access to EI training and networking events and an easier route to professional membership. Candidates can also use their accredited qualifications towards professional membership of the EI.
Short course(s) approval: Suitable for providers of short courses, seminars, workshops and conferences. Approved providers can benefits from use of the EI logo on certificates and marketing materials as well as additional marketing opportunities with the EI.
A list of approved providers can be found here.