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Level 1: Energy Management Essentials Course

EInstLevel 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials

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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.


Level 1: Energy Management Essentials Course Overview

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 available through the Rio Engage platform only.


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


Can this course be given to a group in the workplace?

This Energy Essentials course is completed entirely online through the Rio Engage platform, and is not available to groups in the workplace. If you are purchasing this course for a group, be sure to reach out to a member of our team, who can arrange a discount for you.

What do I need to access and complete this course?

All you need to access or complete this course are your Rio Engage login details. From there, you can complete the course entirely within the platform.

Can this course be given to a group in the workplace?

While we do not deliver this course directly to workplaces, Rio Learn allows businesses to buy this course in bulk, at a discounted rate. Participants will then receive access to the course on the Rio Engage platform, where they can take the course either at work or at home. Get in touch to discuss your bulk discount today.

What do I need to access and complete this course?

The only thing you will need to access and complete this course is your Rio Engage login, which you will receive upon purchasing the course.

Are there any further course materials I or my team need?

All course materials for this Energy Management Essentials course are within the Rio Engage platform.

Can I track the progress of my teams taking part in the course online?

If you wish to track the progress of your teams, simply reach out to our customer support team today. We can organise an administrator account specifically for you, which allows you to view the progress made by your team.

What are the benefits of having a workforce trained in this course?

Workforces trained in this course will be able to apply their new knowledge and skills in energy management to your business or organisation, helping you to understand and adhere to legislation, improve energy management practices, and offer advice across your locations.

What are the benefits of training in the workplace vs training online?

Training online is the preferred method for Rio Learn, as it allows participants ultimate control over their own learning, and access to course materials after the course has been completed. Participants will also have access to a study tutor as well, who can provide support throughout the course.

Can I get a discount if I buy in bulk?

Yes! Please get in touch if you would like to buy in bulk, and we will arrange a discount for you.

Can I buy this course for individual use?

Absolutely! This course is available for anyone interested in energy management, whether they be individuals or part of a larger organisation.

When can I access this course?

You can access this course as soon as you receive your Rio Engage login, which will be emailed to you once the course has been purchased. You will be able to access this course at any time, alongside any other Rio Learn courses you own.


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Rio’s customer support team are on hand to help you get set up for your course, and our course supervisors are available to provide aid if there are parts of the course that you need support with.

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If you’d like to expand your learning even further, why not take a look at our other Rio Learn courses? We offer a number of subject areas, from energy management and ESG, to environmental management, healthcare waste, and more. A number of our courses are also approved by professional bodies like IEMA, The Energy Institute, and the Royal College of Nursing, so you will be receiving exceptional levels of education.

Rio is also at the forefront of ESG software. The Rio ESG platform utilises AI-driven software to help businesses and organisations measure, track and report on their ESG efforts. It houses a number of frameworks for you to work with, and provides space for each part of ESG so you can keep a top-level view, or take a granular approach.

Explore our other energy management courses today.