Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials



Available in-house

Non-Member: £1715.00 (excl. VAT)
Member: £1520.00 (excl. VAT)

Who should take this course:

  • 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 (with 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.

Course overview:

  •  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
  •  Independent project: Energy audit & report


On successful completion of the course, students 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.


  •  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 


“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

Contact details

Training Team: webtraining@energyinst.org, 02074677178