Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials

Energy Management and Energy Efficiency
Member|Associate Member|New Recruit to the Energy Industry|Young Professional|Graduate

This multi-format introductory training qualification provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the day-to-day fundamentals of energy management.

Formats available:

  • 60-hour self-paced online training course, can be started at any time and worked through at your own pace. You will be assigned an expert tutor who will be available to provide support via telephone or email.
  • 5-day face-to-face training course, delivered at the EI Offices in London and includes a practical site tour at London South Bank University.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the Energy Institute's Level 1 Certificate in Energy Management Essentials training qualification and will be well-prepared to move on to the Level 2 course to gain the Energy Institute's Level 2 Energy Management Professional training qualification.

Looking to learn more about managing carbon and energy? Check out our free online Carbon & Energy Management guide.





Member price

Non-Member price

Self-paced Online

60 hours



Member price: £1460.00 + VAT

£1460.00 + VAT

Non-Member price: £1825.00 + VAT

£1825.00 + VAT


5 days

7/10/24 - 11/10/24


Member price: £1620.00 + VAT

£1620.00 + VAT

Non-Member price: £2025.00 + VAT

£2025.00 + VAT


60 hours / 5 days










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

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.

What will I learn?

  • All the essential knowledge and skills you will need to save energy, reduce operational costs and carbon emissions, comply with legislation and meet your organisation's environmental goals.
  • How to carry out an energy audit and also how to write up an energy audit report.
  • Crucial day-to-day energy management aspects, such as traditional Monitoring & Targeting (M&T) Techniques and Staff Awareness Campaigns

Who is this suitable for?

  • Those with little or no knowledge or experience of energy management
  • Anyone looking to begin a career in energy management
  • Anyone who has recently taken up a role with energy management responsibilities
  • Anyone looking to conduct internal energy audits for ESOS (with guidance & sign-off from a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor)
  • Professionals from a wide range of fields including procurement, facilities management, finance, CSR and sustainability

How good is it?

The skills obtained from our energy management training programmes contribute towards meeting the criteria required for the EI's Chartered Energy Manager status. This title is exclusively offered by the EI, recognising the expertise and experience of energy managers.

Our expert trainers are Chartered and have a wealth of industry experience and expertise. Our online training comes with the same expert-level tutor support as our classroom training.

The course has given me knowledge of the different types of equipment available to our clients and how each one could reduce / manage energy consumption and cost. It has also allowed me to see what is involved in an energy audit and what calculations are required to show the potential savings.

Natalie Maggs

Natalie Maggs
Section Head - Bureau, Octego

I've been a member of the Energy Institute for 4 years now and in that time I've completed the L1 and L2 courses. These training programmes have greatly benefited both me personally and the organisation I work for by lifting my knowledge of energy/sustainability practices and improving our businesses offering to our clients and stakeholders. It has also given me a great many reliable resources from which to call upon when I get stuck on a particular challenge and the institute has enormous reach globally in this sector.

Sarah Jolliffe AMEI

Sarah Jolliffe AMEI
Company Energy Manager, 2019 Highly Commended Energy Champion, BAM Nuttall, Energy Institute Awards

I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone starting a new role in the energy management sector.



Very good course and structure - It's a great 1st step towards becoming an energy manager. I really enjoyed it and I feel I've gained a lot of useful knowledge.


Amber Energy

Very good course - Excellent learning activities - I would recommend it to anyone who has the responsibility to paying the energy bills at any organisation. They could benefit from more knowledge and understanding of energy management.


Life Scan

The course as a whole provided me with a better understanding of the Energy Management industry. prior to taking the course I thought, the basic knowledge I had was adequate. but taking this course has allowed me to make improvements within the business already and also provide our management team with ideas to drive down consumption in the future.

Craig Jones

Craig Jones
Elegant Resorts

I really enjoyed the field trip because it gave us the chance to see in reality what we had been studying in the course. Chris has been a great trainer, not only for his great knowledge of the subjects, but also for his patience and for being able to create a friendly and engaging environment.

Chiara Maltese

Chiara Maltese
Environmental and Quality Manager, ByWaters

Not having any experience I thought would hold me back but Chris was excellent and patient with me and coached me through. The course was well rounded and covered all aspects of energy management. Classroom based courses are best for me and developing a dyslexic format for people who need it.

Elly Stimpson-Duffy

Elly Stimpson-Duffy
Health & Safety, Energy and Environment Advisor, G4S

This course provided a hugely beneficial foundation of knowledge and all I need to know at this early stage of my energy career. Before the course, I had a little professional experience in domestic zero carbon energy technology but I was inexperienced in any other theory and practical topic, audits etc. This provided me with the building blocks to understand this, including the calculations, quickly. The most beneficial aspects of the course were the calculations for carbon tonnes, understanding energy measurements, electricity (grid and off-grid) and energy purchasing as this directly relates to my job in energy projects. The course tutor was excellent in their teaching, knowledge and support. Overall a hugely beneficial course and enjoyable experience and would recommend it over and over again.

Hayley George

Hayley George
Energy Project Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

The training on Level 1 Certificate in Energy Management Essentials has certainly helped me to: Become confident in the way we manage and monitor energy Make instant energy savings - it gets you thinking of who your biggest energy consumers are Effectively communicate energy ideas and promotions to the workforce Review and update our site energy policy annually Produce a business case and energy report to justify changes to senior management

Chris McHale

Chris McHale
Operations & Utilities Team Leader, Johnson Matthew

I thoroughly enjoyed completing my Level 1 'Certificate in Energy Management Essentials' training qualification. In order to complete the course, I had to take an exam and complete an energy audit portfolio, which I took great joy in putting together.

Lewis Payne

Lewis Payne
Engineering Support Manager, Energy Management Lim

This was a very good course to establish a firm foundation in energy management, with a range of topics and learning approached.

Dan Fernbank

Dan Fernbank
Energy Manager, University of Reading

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

Joseph Hargreaves
Corporate Governance, Inteb

I was looking for a training course in energy management with some credibility. The self-paced online format 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.



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