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Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials

An online course with continuous tutor support, study materials, end of course exam, and independent project.

Energy Institute


£2,016 inc VAT
Or £168.00/mo. for 12 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
60 hours
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Access until course completion
Level 1 Certificate Energy Management
60 CPD hours / points
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This 60-hour online course provides participants with all the essential knowledge and skills they need to save energy, reduce operational costs and carbon emissions, comply with legislation, and meet their organisation's environmental goals.

The course can be started at any time and can be worked through at the participant’s own pace. Participants are each assigned an expert tutor who will be available to provide support via telephone or email. You will also be able to interact with others on the course through the course forum on the online learning centre.


Level 1 Certificate Energy Management

Awarded by Energy Institute


60 CPD hours / points
Accredited by Energy Institute

Course media


  • Energy Essentials: A guide to energy management - download


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.

Who is this course for?

  • Those looking to begin a career in energy management or those who 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


  • This course is suitable for those with little or no knowledge or experience of energy management
  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent, plus some experience using Microsoft Excel is required
  • Pre-reading: Energy Essentials: A Guide to Energy Management

Career path

This introductory qualification will provide you with a comprehensive, practical overview of the fundamentals of energy management, setting you on the path to becoming a Chartered Energy Manager.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.