Energy Management Training

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Effective energy management is now an essential aspect of all successful businesses. The Energy Institute (EI) is here to equip you and your organisation with the best energy management training, professional recognition, engagement tools and online resources.

We offer a range of online and classroom-based Energy Management Training courses and qualification packages to suit those involved in any form of energy management. You can also set the seal on your learning and experience by going on to become a Chartered Energy Manager or an ESOS Lead Assessor with us.

"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 business offering to our clients and stakeholders"

Why EI Energy Management Training?

Effective energy management is an essential tool

Developing the knowledge and understanding to minimise energy loss and harness what we have is paramount in business operations today. When done effectively it can be a tool for reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency and saving money.

Quality training from industry experts

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.

Network with other professionals

Our in-person training allows you to engage with fellow students, meeting individuals from varied backgrounds with a shared interest in energy management. These networking opportunities are invaluable for building relationships and fostering collaboration.

Make a difference in your organisation

Upskilling in the field of energy management will fill the gaps in your knowledge and equip you with useful, practical skills. You'll gain the confidence and the agency to make influential changes in your role, ultimately benefiting the work you value in your organisation.

Access free CPD resources

We offer numerous free resources to support your ongoing professional development between training courses. These include CPD articles that can be completed and returned for CPD credit, as well as webinars and briefings on new legislation, such as ESOS.

Training and chartership

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

Energy Management Training Qualifications – 3 Levels

Designed to support energy management professionals throughout their careers by providing progression through three distinct levels of training. Each of these is available online self-paced or in-person and incorporates a practical project based on tackling a real issue in your organisation. In its entirety, we cover over 40 different topics, and these are individually available as self-paced Online Courses.

Our classroom training provides an opportunity to interact with expert trainers and fellow students. You'll learn through a mixture of lectures, written materials and practical tasks. Training is provided over a fixed period of days. Available for Level 1 and Level 3.

Our self-paced online training will see you matched with a lead energy manager trainer, where you'll receive guidance and support throughout the learning journey. Delegates are normally required to complete their studies within 18 months. Available for all Levels and exclusively for Level 2.

Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials – 5 days

A practical introduction to energy management, comprising 5 classroom days and a work-based project. This course is for those new to the energy management role, who want to gain confidence in carrying out essential day-to-day energy management tasks, such as conducting an energy audit.

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Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials – online

An online option for the Level 1 Certificate in Energy Management Essentials qualification. As with the in-class course, students will learn everything they need to know to carry out essential day-to-day energy management tasks, such as conducting an energy audit.

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Level 2: Energy Management Professional – online

A 200-hour online course and qualification providing all the knowledge and skills required of a professional energy manager. This is the EI’s most extensive energy management training offer, covering more than 20 different topic areas.

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Level 3: Advanced Energy Manager – 10 days

A 10-day course, providing the skills required to function successfully at a senior level and allowing delegates to demonstrably achieve the highest level of competence in energy management. It is designed for experienced energy managers, or those thinking of applying for Chartered Energy Manager status.

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Level 3: Advanced Energy Manager – online

This fully online self-paced course is an advanced qualification aiming to support experienced energy managers to further advance their careers by gaining the skills and knowledge required to function successfully at a senior level and be able to manage energy across a wide range of business areas, activities, and parts of an organisation.

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Energy Management Online Courses

Developed by industry experts, the EI's short online courses provide the opportunity to develop your knowledge in particular topic areas. Each course is EI certified and can be completed from anywhere in the world, starting at any time.

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Staff Awareness


This innovative 30-minute online tool focuses on raising energy awareness in the workplace. An EI-certified tool providing your staff with an insight into energy consumption and the impact this has on organisational costs. It will help them create a customised, actionable checklist of behaviour changes and smart technology decisions that they can take away and implement.


SECR CPD Training Package

This 5-hour online CPD training package introduces the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) legislation and provides detailed information on the steps required to comply with SECR in practice.

Energy Storage Fundamentals for Energy Security

Energy Storage Fundamentals for Energy Security – Online

This training course provides delegates with a comprehensive overview of energy storage systems as we transition from fossil fuel based energy to renewable energy sources looking into the power and oil & gas sectors.

ESOS certification and tools

ESOS Toolkit

The EI’s ESOS toolkit is designed for those undertaking audits to comply with ESOS legislation. This toolkit can be used by Lead Assessors working on an in-house or consultancy basis or by others undertaking ESOS work.

ESOS CPD Training Package

This 5-hour CPD training package is aimed at ESOS Lead Assessors and also, both internal and external auditors undertaking energy ESOS audits and looking to gain CPD hours.

ESOS Certification

The EI offers two routes to certification as an ESOS Lead Assessor – through successfully applying to join the EI’s Register of Professional Energy Consultants, or by becoming a Chartered Energy Manager, and completing the additional ESOS requirements. Our ESOS online training course must be completed within one month of your acceptance as an ESOS Lead Assessor, as a condition of approval and confirmation of your status.


ISO 50001:2018 Introduction and Awareness - 1 day

This energy management systems (EnMS) foundation course will provide you with the understanding of what EnMS is, the main requirements of ISO 50001 and how to improve the system where it is established. Once completed, you will be able to register for an EnMS internal or lead auditor course.

ISO 50001:2018 Internal Energy Management Systems Auditor - 2 days

This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to assess and report on the conformance and effective implementation of an energy management system against ISO 50001.

ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor - 5 days

Designed for anyone who wants to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to audit energy management systems against ISO 50001 using the auditing techniques described in ISO 19011. Once successfully completed, you will have met the training requirements to apply for registration as an IRCA EnMS auditor or lead auditor, and be able to join a conversion course to transfer your skills to another management programme. IRCA certified course: A17574.


CPD short online courses

Developed by industry experts, the EI's short online courses provide the opportunity to develop your knowledge in particular topic areas. Each course is EI certified and can be completed from anywhere in the world, starting at any time.

CPD articles

It is important to keep up your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in between training courses in order to ensure you continue to meet professional standards throughout your working life. In order to support this process, the Energy Institute and Energy in Buildings and Industry (EIBI) have teamed up to offer a CPD article once a month providing information on various energy management topics.

CPD video series

The EI has developed a series of short videos reviewing basic energy management tasks. Designed for those who are not energy management professionals, but who have been asked to take on energy management responsibilities as part of their role, the series provides quick and easy-to-follow advice to support smaller organisations in understanding and reducing their energy consumption.

In-house training

If none of the standard training options presented here meet your needs or if you are looking to train a group of staff, perhaps on your own premises, then you may want to consider having a course tailored to your specific requirements.

The EI can create bespoke programmes from a combination of our existing course content or develop a unique programme from scratch using our specialised qualified trainers.

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Sarah Jolliffe

"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, Company Energy Manager, BAM Nuttall and 2019 Highly Commended Energy Champion

Lewis Payne

"I thoroughly enjoyed completing my Level 1 Certificate in Energy Management Essentials. 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. After this, I am hoping to complete the second stage of my training with the Energy Institute (Level 2 Energy Management Professional). I then plan to progress to Level 3 ‘Advanced Energy Manager’ training qualification, and to apply to become a Chartered Energy Manager."

-Lewis Payne, Engineering Support Manager, Energy Management

Edita Adamcikova

"The Level 3 Advanced Energy Manager course has exceeded my expectations. The course was delivered by a number of energy industry professionals with years of experience, who all ensured that each topic was explained and talked through until everyone in the room was comfortable with it. Discussions and knowledge sharing were encouraged during every lesson, creating a great networking atmosphere. We started the course as a group of strangers, but even though the course finished almost a year ago, we still carry on meeting over good food or a drink to discuss the energy industry and our next career steps."

-Edita Adamcikova, Senior Energy Manager, Viridor

Natalie Maggs

"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, Section Head - Bureau, Octego

Chris McHale

"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, Operations & Utilities Team Leader, Johnson Matthey

Amine Sennani

"The difficult economic situation that we are going through must push loss adjusting firms, based in Morocco, to open up more internationally. However, gaining the trust of the major players in the insurance industry, particularly in London, Paris or Munich, is not an easy task. Admittedly, the requirements are not the same, given the size of the Moroccan market, but we can try to get as close as possible to them by obtaining certificates recognised abroad. Therefore, I would like to thank the Energy Institute for the online training courses offered, rich in information on issues we often encounter in our business. However, I'm not going to miss the stress of some of the exam questions!"

-Amine Sennani, Associate Director, Cabinet FSE

Hayley George

"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 course tutor, Chris was excellent in his teaching, knowledge and support. He made it easy to learn with his patient and insightful teaching style and very clear instructions. Chris provides individual support throughout the course and beyond which is incredibly valuable for someone like myself who is fairly new to the energy industry.

The trip to Southbank university was a great addition and allowed for some much needed practical learning and informal bonding with fellow course mates and Chris. The EI Team at the EI HQ were also great and popped in to check everyone is happy and to have a chat. Overall a hugely beneficial course and enjoyable experience and would recommend it over and over again."

-Hayley George, Energy Project Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Elly Stimpson-Duffy

"Excellent - 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."

-Elly Stimpson-Duffy, Health & Safety, Energy and Environment Advisor, G4S Facilities Management (UK) Limited

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