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Energy Institute strengthens its energy management training programme

Released on 28/01/2013

The Energy Institute (EI) now offers three distinct levels of training to support the energy management professional at every stage of their career.

Will Sadler, Training Manager, Energy Institute, says, ‘Effective energy management is an essential tool in helping to reduce carbon emissions, improve efficiency and save money. The EI’s training in this area has recently been overhauled to recognise the support needed by those responsible for managing energy and, crucially, for those with varying levels of skills and experience.’

Level One covers the introductory Certificate in Energy Management Essentials qualification designed to give participants an overview in the fundamentals of energy management. The course includes participation in five days of workshops, taking place over the space of one week. The course comprises 30 CPD hours and covers energy regulations and standards, monitoring and targeting, as well as practical energy auditing. 

Level Two presents the EI’s Training in Energy Management through Open Learning (TEMOL) course. This flexible distance-learning programme incorporates 360 CPD hours over a course of 12-18 months part-time study. The programme is ideal for those with some experience of working in energy management. Topics covered include principles of fuel combustion, heat transfer fundamentals, management techniques for the energy manager, and developing the financial case. It also includes working on a project that requires the student to solve a real issue within their organisation as part of the learning process. 

Level Three provides the EI’s Advanced Energy Manager qualification. This 12-day programme consists of four blocks of training workshops across a six-month period. The training course provides 72 CPD hours and is suitable for experienced energy managers with at least three years’ experience. The technical content includes heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting, compressed air, energy and emissions law and trading, and renewables. Assessment is by means of a project conducted in the individual’s workplace and a final examination.

The skills taught as part of these training programmes contribute towards the criteria required for achieving Chartered Energy Manager status – a title exclusively offered by the EI, which recognises the expertise and experience of Energy Managers.

The Certificate in Energy Management Essentials will run throughout the year in Glasgow, London and Manchester. The Advanced Energy Manager course will take place in London from April-October.

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