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Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials

60 hours / Contact us for reduced pricing

This Energy Institute accredited Energy Management Essentials course was designed to provide a practical overview of energy management, from the fundamentals to ensuring that participants have the essential knowledge and skills to begin performing these tasks:

  1. Save Energy
  2. Reduce operational costs and carbon emissions
  3. Comply with energy and sustainability legislation
  4. Meet the environmental goals of the business or organisation

Energy Management Essentials Level 1 is available to businesses, organisations and individuals through the Rio Engage platform, where the course can be accessed 24/7. During the course, you will not need to take part in any workshops, although participants will be required to complete an independent project.

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Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Have had the introduction to energy management: Building an energy management process
  • Have an understanding of metering and buying
  • Have an understanding of meter monitoring and targeting techniques
  • Have knowledge of regulation and standards
  • Understand energy auditing in practice
  • Be able to write an energy audit report
  • Have a good knowledge of energy management solutions
  • Have a good understanding of project development in energy management
  • Have a good knowledge of renewables
  • Be able to mount an effective staff awareness campaign

There is an exam that must be completed at the end of this course, alongside an Energy audit & report independent project.

Course length

This course is 60 hours long.

Is this an online or on-site course?

This course is solely available through the Rio Engage platform, which can be accessed at any time.

What qualification will I receive from this course?

The Energy Institute’s Level 1 ‘Certificate in Energy Management Essentials’ training qualification is awarded to all students who successfully complete this course. From there, the natural next step is to enrol in the Level 2 course, Energy Management Professional, and receive the Level 2 qualification.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will attain the ‘prior-knowledge’ requirement, which you must have to attend an International Register of Certificated Authors (IRCA) certified Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001) Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course. From this course, you will gain further education and accreditations.

Who should take the Energy Management Essentials course?

This course is perfect for anyone looking to begin a career in energy management, as well as those already responsible for energy management in their workplace. It also suits anyone coming into energy management from other fields like CSR and sustainability and facilities management, as well as anyone simply looking to refresh their knowledge before taking a higher level course in energy management.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

This course is suitable for anyone, even if they have little or no knowledge of energy management. It is worth bearing in mind that having GCSEs or equivalent in English and Maths, and experience using Microsoft Excel, would be highly beneficial for this course.

Why take part in this Energy Essentials training?

This Energy Essentials course, and its follow-ups, Energy Management Professional and Advanced Energy Manager provide you with the energy management knowledge to lead a successful career, and achieve incredibly high levels of competence. Through these courses, you will:

  • Be able to develop your skills and knowledge of best practices in energy management
  • Share your knowledge with your team and clients
  • Greatly improve your own employability
  • Unlock new networking opportunities and events
  • Gain access to and understand professional development resources provided by the Energy Institute and other institutions
Working with Rio

Rio are the experts in all things ESG and sustainability. As such, we offer expert consulting for any business or organisation looking to improve their environmental impact, and provide an ESG software platform to help you manage, analyse and report upon your efforts.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions regarding this course, please reach out to our team, who will be happy to answer any queries.