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Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials - online

An introductory qualification providing a comprehensive, practical overview of the fundamentals of energy management.

About this course
This 50-hour online course provides participants with all the essential knowledge and skills they need to save energy, reduce operational costs and carbon emissions, comply with legislation and meet their organisation's environmental goals. 

This course can be started at any time and can be worked through at the participant’s own pace. Participants are each assigned an expert tutor who will be available to provide support via telephone or email. You will also be able to interact with others on the course through the course forum on the online learning centre. 

Who should attend?

 • Those looking to begin a career in energy management or have
    recently taken up a role with energy management responsibilities 

 • Those looking to conduct internal energy audits for ESOS
guidance and sign-off from a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor)

 • Those who would like to refresh their knowledge
    before pursuing 
an EI upper-level training course

•  Those coming from a wide range of fields
    including procurement, 
facilities management, finance, CSR
    and sustainability, who want 
to gain a better understanding of the
    field of energy management

•  This course is suitable for those with little or no knowledge or
    experience of energy management 
•  GCSE English and Maths or equivalent + some experience using
    Microsoft Excel is required
•  Pre-reading: Energy Essentials: A Guide to Energy Management

Course topics:
•  Introduction to energy management – 
    building an energy management process

•  Metering and buying

•  Metering monitoring and targeting techniques
•  Regulations and standards

•  Energy auditing in practice
•  Energy auditing: report writing
•  Energy management solutions

•  Energy management: project development

•  Renewables
•  Mounting an effective staff awareness campaign

•  End of course exam: 50%
•  Independent project: energy audit & report: 50%

On successful completion of the course, students will achieve the Energy Institute Level 1 Certificate in Energy Management Essentials. They will also be well prepared to move on to the Level 2 course to gain the Energy Institute Level 2 Certificate in Energy Management.

This course also meets the prior-knowledge requirement for attending an International register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) certified Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001) Auditor/Lead Auditor Training course.

This course can be used as CPD: 50 hours

Fees - full course
Standard: £1,550+VAT
EI Member: £1,375+VAT

Fees - single module
Standard: £175+VAT
EI Member: £155+VAT

Contact us
If you have any questions please contact our training team at e: or t: +44(0)207 467 7178.


Book now

This is a fully online course and can be started at any time.

Please click here to book.

If you have any questions please contact our training team at e: or t: +44(0)207 467 7178.

Free trial

The introductory module of this course is now available free of charge.

To get started, click here and register your details in the 'my account' box, then click on the module to start.


“I was looking for a training course in energy management with some credibility. My search coincided with the launch of the EI’s elearning programme. It was perfect for me, offering the right length of study over a flexible period.

It’s been a long time since I last studied and I found each module really interesting. If I came across any sections I needed more support with, I was able to speak with the tutor online and by phone.” - Dean Noden, Sales and Marketing Director, Enercom

"Not only was the course interesting and informative, it was written in a way that was suitable for a beginner - the perfect introduction to energy management.

The online centre made communication fast and easy and the tutors were readily contactable and extremely helpful. 

I would give the course a 10/10 and would recommend it to anyone interested in energy." Joseph Hargreaves, Corporate Governance, Inteb

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