Courses by discipline > Domestic energy assessor

A DEA's Guide to Draught proofing
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Our bite sized course will give you a further understanding of some of the new aspects of the changes made to RdSap around draught proofing and a better understanding of what draught proofing elements you need to take into consideration when undertaking an EPC survey

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £6.00

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An Overview of the Data Protection Act
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An Overview of the DPA suitable for all disciplines.

This course is a must for anyone using or collating data of people and how not to get on the wrong side of the Act.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £12.00

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An Overview of the Energy Performance of Buildings directive
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A guide to the Contents and Objectives of the Energy Performance of Building Directives.

Suitable for all members.

CPD = 2.0 Hours

Price £5.00

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An Overview to the changes to the EPC report from April 2012
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The current EPC report is to be revised in order to coincide with the new Green Deal and to become easier to read and more useful to the homeowner.


This bite sized course will give you some further information on what these changes are on a page by page basis, as well as information on what new measures will now feature on the new look report.

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £6.00

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Asbestos - The Hidden Killer - Part 2
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Further essential reading on asbestos and the risks associated to working in properties where asbestos could be.

 

ESSENTIAL reading for anyone working within property.

Written by Paul Walker, fellow of the Institute of domestic Energy Assessors (www.whatstheidea.org.uk) in dedication to his late father.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £12.00

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Asbestos Awareness Part 1
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This introduction reading to asbestos is absolutely essential for anyone working in the property field. Learn how to identify asbestos and in particular if asbestos has been damaged and therefore dangerous!

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Basic Book-keeping & Accounts
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A short course designed to help give guidance on how to manage book-keeping more effectively.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Bats & Assessors - what you need to know
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Whether you work in an inner city, or whether your working location is rural, you may or may not
know it, but bats are an important thing to know about!! !
An assessor will be used to crawling around in small spaces such as loft cavities and whilst we are
all used to bugs, cobwebs and even the occasional cockroach or rat, if you come across a bat in a
property, there are precautionary steps that you should take to ensure that you are not held liable
for damage to a bat or its roost.

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £0.00

This course is FREE. You must, however, first log in or register to see the full details.

Boiler Basics
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Boiler Basics is a must read for all energy assessors.

 

Covering the workings of a boiler, to types of flues and hot water systems, as well as energy efficiency, This one hour CPD course will help you to identify and accurately submit the correct boiler in RdSap.

 

One Hour CPD just £10!

CPD = 1 Hours

Price £5.00

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Calculating Floor Areas & Room Heights
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Calculating floor areas and room heights.

A guide on calculating floor areas and room height measurements, written by Paul Walker, Fellow of the Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors (www.whatstheidea.org.uk)

Suitable for all members.

Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course.

CPD = 2.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness
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Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it can be within a property and you may not know until it is too late.

This course is essential reading for anyone working in property. Learn what carbon monoxide is and how you can protect yourself and the occupiers of properties from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Cavity Wall Insulation
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A DEA’s guide to why cavity wall insulation is needed and how it can be identified.

Suitable for all DEA's

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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DEA Desktop Audits - How To Ensure You Pass Them
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This 2.5 hour CPD module is designed to give guidance to an Energy Assessor in avoiding the many pitfalls which could lead to failing a desk top audit and to ensure that they have the required evidence to support them if there is a legal challenge in the future with regards to an EPC.

 

although this module is aimed specifically at Domestic Energy Assessors, it is suitable for all energy assessment disciplines.

CPD = 3 Hours

Price £10.00

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DEA Upskill Training - What is expected of a DEA
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This bite sized course gives you a simplified run down of the reasons behind the new upskill training and what is expected of you, the DEA is to ensure that you can continue to work post April 2012.

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £6.00

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Dealing with Bad Debtors
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Unfortunately the energy industry has attracted some rather rogue companies and there seems to be many companies not paying assessors for works undertaken.

This course gives sound advice on how to tackle the issue if it happens to you and also how to protect yourself from getting involved with companies like this in the first place.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Domestic Window History
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A look at the history of windows and the common types of windows in current society.

Suitable for DEA's

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Effective Customer Service Skills
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A half hour “taster” course designed to help with effective customer service skills by face to face and telephone contact.

Suitable for all members.

This course is FREE.

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £0.00

This course is FREE. You must, however, first log in or register to see the full details.

Effective Marketing (on a small budget)
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Marketing is how people learn who you are and what product or service that you offer. without marketing, who will know who you are or what you do?

If you, like us, have a limited marketing budget then this course is a must for you. Simple ideas and tips on what marketing is and how you can reach your target audience on a small budget are covered in this course

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £5.00

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EU ErP Directive for Space Heaters And Water Heaters
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On 26th September 2015 a new EU directive comes into force for all new space heating and water heating systems. This will mean that new labels will be seen on boilers, heat pumps and information on these labels could be of use to a DEA. This course helps to explain what is happening and what you will see.

CPD = 1.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Floor Insulation Basics
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This course looks at the basics of floor insulation - types of floors, why to insulate, materials used and how floor insulation works.

 

1 hour CPD for just £10.00

CPD = 1 Hours

Price £5.00

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Floor Plan Training
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If you have ever wondered what it takes to step up from EPC plans to producing accurate floor plans to scale, then this course is for you. Not only will you brush up on your floor plan skills for EPC work, after taking this course you will be able to add floor plans to your property services and create an added income to your business as well as obtaining 2.5 hours of CPD if you are an energy assessor.

This course is suitable for all.

CPD = 2.5 hours. Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course. There is an alternative of a stand alone slide show that does not need any special software to view.

CPD = 2.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Grow Your Facebook Business Page
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We live in a world now where people dont just turn on social media to socialise with friends and family, but to purchase products and services too.

 

This mini course looks at tips and tricks to help grow your Facebook business page and stand out from the crowd. This is particularly of interest to Domestic Energy Assessors, as EPC's are a difficult product to try and market to the general public. By using these tips, you can help to build trust, confidence in you and your product and help you to engage better with potential customers.

 

30 Minutes CPD

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £5.00

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Handling complaints
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Handling Complaints.

This short course is designed to help you understand why complaints arise and how to ensure that complaints are resolved following correct procedure. This course is 30 minutes CPD.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £6.00

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Handy Tips to Date a Property
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Handy Tips to Age a Property

 

This short one hour course is to help you look at ways in which you can look outside the box as to how you can help to identify when a property was built, rather than just relying on visual clues, local knowledge of your working area and the understanding of building construction.

 

0.5 hours CPD

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £5.00

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Health & Safety According to RdSap
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This CPD course covers the essential elements of RdSap in relation to Health & Safety and after completing the course you will have a greater understanding of the following topics and issues:

- Undertaking a thorough risk assessment
- Understanding health and safety regulations
- How to work safely alone

CPD = 1 hour

Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course. There is an alternative of a stand alone slide show that does not need any special software to view.

CPD = 1.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Heating and Ventilation Awareness Course
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Looking at the basics of everything heating and ventilation!

Presented by David Halligan
Building Engineering Services H&V Eng.
Domestic Energy Assessor DipDEA, MIDEA

This course has been designed and written by Dave Halligan, A Heating Service Engineer in the Heating and Ventilation Sector.

Suitable for DEA's

CPD = 2 hours

CPD = 2 Hours

Price £10.00

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Heating Controls CPD
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Heating CPD

This course helps to identify different types of flues, programmers, stats and controls for domestic heating systems, from the basics to the more obscure.

Suitable for DEA's

CPD = 2 hours. Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course. There is an alternative of a stand alone slide show that does not need any special software to view.

CPD = 2.0 Hours

Price £15.00

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Introduction to Condensation, Water Penetration and Rising Damp
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Introduction

 

Although an energy assessor is not expected to diagnose or treat damp issues within a property, it is imperative to know how buildings work and what causes breakdowns of heat loss and effective ventilation and condensation, rising damp and water penetration are all key factors in how this can happen.

 

This course will cover the basics of all three elements, how they are identified and how they potentially can be treated

 

1.5 hours of CPD priced at £17.00

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Introduction to Insulation
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A course designed to understand the history of insulation, broaden the knowledge of certain types of insulation and how they are used.

Suitable for all Energy Assessors

CPD = 2 hours.

CPD = 2.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Introduction to Thermography in the Building Environment
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This course is designed to give an understanding and introduction into thermography in the building environment, how infrared technology works, the theory behind thermography and why thermography is becoming more popular in the UK with regards to heat loss to buildings.

 

Written by Paul Walker, an IDEA member who is a qualified Thermographer.

 

3 Hours CPD

CPD = 4 Hours

Price £15.00

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Inventory Training Course
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This course is a full training course which on completion will give you the skills required to produce inventory reports for domestic properties. Suitable for those who are already working within the property industry.

Suitable for all members.

CPD = 5 hours.

CPD = 5.0 Hours

Price £20.00

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Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
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Course Objectives

  1. To improve your knowledge regarding Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
  2. To help you understand how to identify a Listed Building or a Conservation Area
  3. To help you understand when an EPC or GDR is required
  4. To supply revision exercises to help reinforce what you
  5. have learnt.
  6. To supply guidance on how to understand what to look for< when undertaking an EPC or Green Deal Assessment on a< Listed Building or a property in a Conservation Area


This a self learning course which you can undertake at your
own pace. There are some revision exercises that you should
undertake but there is no end of course exam. You have
been issued with a CPD certificate with this course and you
should keep the answers to your revision questions for your
Accreditation scheme to see should they wish to.
Throughout the course you will see links to websites where
you can see more information relating to Listed Buildings
and Conservation Areas. Please have a look at these sites
they will reinforce what you are learning.

 

This course has been written by Keith Fuell of HIPIS - the inventor of the amazing glazing gap tool!

CPD = 2.5 Hours

Price £28.00

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Loft Insulation
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A DEA’s guide to understanding the need for loft insulation in a domestic property.

Suitable for all DEA's

CPD = 1.5 hours.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Low Energy Lighting
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To give the Energy Assessor knowledge in the history, identification, functioning & performance of:

  • The CFL, Compact Fluorescent Lamp
  • The LED, Light-Emitting Diode
  • To enable the Energy Assessor to better inform the general public in the value in the adoption of Low Energy Lighting.

CPD = 3 Hours

Price £15.00

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LPG For low Energy Buildings
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1f you live in an area where there is a fair chance that properties may use LPG, or are just interested in learning more about LPG, then this course is for you. In the latest of our series of CPD modules, we look at the environmental benefits of using liquefied petroleum gas as a power source.

CPD = 1 hour

Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course. There is an alternative of a stand alone slide show that does not need any special software to view.

CPD = 1.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Making an Impact & Influencing In The workplace
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This course is designed to help you understand how you can make an impact or influence within your business using your own personal skills and using the “art of saying no” This course is for anyone who wants to change their attitude towards business and working relationships in a positive way.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 2hrs

CPD = 2.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Manual Handling
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Everything you need to know to follow good manual handling practices, both at home and at work, maintain good back health, avoid manual handling accidents and ensure that you practice manual handling safely, especially as a lone worker.

CPD = 1 Hours

Price £5.00

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Modern Non-Traditional Houses - 1 Polystyrene Houses
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Course Objectives

  1. To improve your knowledge regarding Modern Non Traditional homes, in particular Polystyrene homes
  2.  
  3. Show you how these homes are built
  4.  
  5. Show you how to identify them when assessing them


This a self learning course which you can undertake at your own pace. There are some revision exercises that you should undertake but there is no end of course exam. You have been issued with a CPD certificate with this course and you should keep the answers to your revision questions for your Accreditation scheme to see should they wish to.

In  the course you may  see links to websites where you can see more information relating to Bay and Bow windows. Please have a look at these sites they will reinforce what you are learning.

CPD = 2.0 Hours

Price £15.00

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Personal safety & Security
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This course is designed to give you all of the information needed to stay safe whilst working

 

Suitable for all

 

CPD: 2 hours

CPD = 2.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Pre-Fabricated Housing in Post War Britain
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A Guide to the most common types of Pre Fab housing still in existence.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 1.5 hours.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Quality Management Systems
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An essential bite sized course on QMS, what it is and why it is mandatory for a DEA

CPD = 30 Minutes

Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course. There is an alternative of a stand alone slide show that does not need any special software to view.

CPD = 0.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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RdSap 9.92 v9.0 New convention
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This course provides detail and explanation of the changes to RDSAP Conventions in the latest release due to go live on October 1st. There are great number of small changes to wording on how data should be gathered and interpreted and also some new rules that you need to be aware of. ALL EPCs lodged on and after October 1st 2016 will be audited against these new conventions

CPD = 2 Hours

Price £20.00

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Renewable Energy Sources (Part 2)
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Course to be taken after Part one - “Understanding the Environment and the need for Renewable energy”.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 2.5 hours.

CPD = 2.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Roofs
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This a self learning course which you can undertake at your
own pace. You have been issued with a CPD certificate with
this course.

Throughout the course you will see links to websites where
you can see more information relating to Roofs and Roof
technologies. Please have a look at these sites they will
reinforce what you are learning.


Contents:

• 1 What is a roof
• 2 Different Roof Structures
• 3 Living in the Roof
• 4 Roof Insulation
• 5 Pitch and how to measure it


This course comes with a FREE handy roof gauge to help measure the pitch of the roof and therefore you will need to ensure that you send us an email with your address.

 

This course and roof has been designed and written by Keith Fuell of Hipis, who also invented the glazing gap tool

Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course.

CPD = 2.5 Hours

Price £30.00

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Round Bay Windows and an easy way to measure them
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A course written by Keith Fuell which makes measuring and calculating rounded bay windows very easy. Current methods for rounded bays can be slow and complicated and there are no clear guidelines for calculating the HLP.

The aim of this course is:

  1. To improve your knowledge regarding Bay Windows
  2. Show you a simple way to calculate their area and HLP
  3. Save you time when encountering Bay windows particularly the round bays

This a self learning course which you can undertake at your own pace. There are some revision exercises that you should undertake but there is no end of course exam. You will be issued with a CPD certificate with this course and you should keep the answers to your revision questions for your Accreditation scheme to see should they wish to.

CPD = 1 Hours

Price £12.00

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Search Engine Optimisation
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Make the most of your website by using these skills to get your website higher up the search engine rankings!

This course has been written by john Langer of Arooney Web Development (www.arooney.co.uk) our IT guru!

If you have a website or intend to get one that you maintain yourself then this short course will explain how to make sure that search engines take notice of it.


Suitable for all members.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £15.00

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Social Media Marketing Basics
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This course covers the basics on social media marketing - the platofrms available, why every business should use social media marketing and etiquette of social media marketing.

 

To be followed up by our specific social media packages available soon....

CPD = 1 Hours

Price £6.00

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Solar PV Surveying course
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If you are interested in using your skills to work alongside solar companies offering solar PV surveys as part of your business, or just want more information on solar PV, then this is the course for you.

Written by Colin Brayshaw of Electron Training, this course covers everything you need to know about undertaking solar PV surveys and beyond.

CPD = 5 hrs

Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course. There is an alternative of a stand alone slide show that does not need any special software to view.

CPD = 5.0 Hours

Price £30.00

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Thatch Roof Properties
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A short course designed to help DEA’s understand thatch roof history and terminology.

Suitable for DEA's

CPD = 1.5 hours.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £6.00

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The Basics of Thermal Bridging
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To understand thermal bridging, we need to look at the materials used in a building envelope and how the different types of materials used can result in thermal bridging.

This course covers the basics of what thermal bridging is and how it can affect the building and its occupants.

CPD = 1 Hours

Price £10.00

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The Property Misdescriptions Act
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An Overview of what it entails, what it covers and how to stay within the legal boundaries.

 

ESSENTIAL reading for domestic energy assessors and estate agents

CPD = 2.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Time Management and prioritising
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A short course designed to help give guidance on how to manage your work more effectively.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 1.5 hours.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £6.00

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U & R Values
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On this course we will be defining U values and R values in specific units of measurement.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 2.5 hours. Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course.

CPD = 2.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Understanding the Environment (Part 1)
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The effects on our climate and how changes are being implemented.
(To be completed before moving on to “RENEWABLE ENERGY” Course (Part two).

Suitable for all members

CPD = 1.5 hours.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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Using Pinterest Social Networking platform for your business
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This is a beginners guide to understanding Pinterest.com and how it can work for your business.

In an ever changing world where technology is used more and more often to advertise products and services, it is even more important than ever to understand social media and how interacting with your prospective clients can make you stand out from your competitiors.

This is our first short course on social media networks, starting with pinterest.com and how it works and why it should be used for your business. We will be following up with courses on twitter for business and facebook business pages.

CPD: 1 hour

CPD = 1.0 Hours

Price £10.00

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Working at Height and Ladder Safety
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This course provides information and useful tips on ladder health and safety, risk assessment, working at height and good practice when using a ladder.

Suitable for all members

CPD = 1.5 hrs. Please note that you need Adobe Reader (free download) to view this course.

CPD = 1.5 Hours

Price £10.00

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