NON-DOMESTIC ENERGY ASSESSOR LEVELS 3 & 4

NDEA Training Courses

There are two Diploma courses available for Non-Domestic Energy Assessors:


Level 3 candidates will be qualified to undertake EPCs on simple existing non dwellings which can be modelled using the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM). They will need to demonstrate that they have conducted energy assessments of existing non-dwellings with frequently occurring characteristics for which SBEM is appropriate. Examples of frequently occurring characteristics are simple heating systems, simple natural ventilation and small comfort cooling systems. Level 3 will cover energy assessment through site visits to existing properties, but will not include assessment of new-build properties from plans.

Candidates will need to complete units 1, 2 and 5.

Level 4 candidates will be qualified to undertake energy assessments on any new or existing non dwellings which can be modelled using SBEM. Level 4 candidates will need to demonstrate that they have conducted energy assessments of new and existing non-dwellings through site visits, as well as through the examination of building plans/information. They will need to have carried out energy assessments of non-dwellings for which SBEM is appropriate. Level 4 candidates may also need to be competent to oversee a team of specialists, though they will ultimately take responsibility for the completed energy assessment.

Candidates will need to complete units 1, 2, 3 and 6.

Candidates who have completed unit 1 of this award or units 1 and 2 of the DipHI or DipDEA will be deemed to have covered unit 1 in any ABBE Level 4 Diploma in Non Domestic Energy Assessment.


Training Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Background and overview
  • iSBEM calculation basics
  • Zoning rules
  • Tour of software

Day 2

  • HVAC system choices (identification of heating types in gas training room)
  • Renewable energy options
  • Lighting options
  • Recommendations report
  • Site visit one - practical inspection

Day 3

  • Site visit two - practical inspection
  • Drawing plans/zoning
  • Inputting of data
  • Calculation of EPC
  • Using design drawings to obtain data (L4)
  • Compiling the portfolio of evidence

Day 4 & 5

  • Compiling the portfolio
  • Tests (L4)

iSBEM Training

One day training course on the software used for producing the Energy Performance Certificate.

Online Training Application Form

If you would like to book or register an interest for one of our training courses, please fill out our online application form here. On receipt of your application we will assess your suitability and confirm your booking.

Once dates have been confirmed they cannot be changed and no refund will be available. If for any reason you do not attend, you will then need to re-book the course dates at the full fee. Should we cancel any training dates then alternative dates will be offered.

If you have any unanswered questions please contact us and we will be happy to help you.


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