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New Online Qualification In Energy Management Offered By Energy Institute


The Energy Institute (EI), the chartered professional membership body for the global energy sector, is beginning to offer a new online qualification. The Level 2: Energy Management Professional will give students the opportunity to complete 15 modules on numerous energy management topics. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of energy management by carrying out a feasibility study of a real-world problem in their organisation.

Will Sadler, Training Team Manager, Energy Institute, says, ‘This course was developed to provide all the knowledge that professional energy managers need to go about their role successfully.

The programme offers five core modules which cover the underpinning theory of energy management along with finance and project management skills.

This reflects the transition for the energy manager’s role from the boiler room to the boardroom and that, moving forwards, all energy managers should have financial and project management know-how in their armoury.’

The EI’s Level 2: Energy Management Professional course is intended to help students achieve energy and cost savings, reduce carbon emissions and meet their organisation’s environmental targets. Students must complete five core modules and a further 10 elective modules from 19 different topics. These cover a wide range of areas from heating, ventilation and lighting to measurement and verification, on-site electricity generation and regulations and incentives. Participants will also undertake a project to help apply the technical and managerial skills they have developed throughout the course.

One of the benefits of this course is that participants can work through the materials at their own pace and around their work commitments. Throughout the course, tutor support is provided with continuous assessment. Overall, the course provides 200 hours of learning. Each of the modules can also be undertaken on a stand-alone basis for experienced energy managers seeking expertise on specific topics.

The Level 2 course fits within the EI’s successful energy management training portfolio and is ideal for those with two or more years’ relevant experience in energy management or who have completed the EI’s introductory course Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials. The Level 2 course will also support those working towards achieving Chartered Energy Manager status, demonstrating their commitment to energy management.

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