Section 63 Advisor DEC APEL Course Combined s.63 and DEC

Combined Section 63 and DEC APEL Course Only £790.00 + VAT

This course combines the Section 63 Advisor training with the DEC APEL course into three consecutive days. Please note this course is only available to existing NDEAs who can demonstrate experience within the energy assessment industry.

A prerequisite to becoming a Section 63 Advisor is current registration as a Non-Domestic EPC Assessor. Beyond this, registration as a Section 63 Advisor must be based on demonstration of an existing competence in building construction and the provision of advice to building owners on the implementation of energy efficiency measures.

It is expected that the majority of Section 63 Advisors will be individuals who, beyond their role as a Non-domestic EPC Assessor are also existing construction professionals already engaged in the provision of advice to building owners on the implementation of energy efficiency measures and in coordinating, managing, supervising or inspecting the installation of such works.

It is expected that the process of registration as a Section 63 Advisor will require demonstration of existing skills and knowledge, with a need for upskilling/training limited to the legislative context of the new assessment and the role and responsibilities of a Section 63 Advisor.

50% Funding may also be available for this course through The Low Carbon Skills Fund.

Course prerequisite: All attendees must show evidence of a NDEA qualification and be familiar with iSBEM software.

If you would like to find out more please contact 0333 012 0002 or email info@energy-trust.co.uk

We can also offer this course in-house for groups of 4 or more.

Combined Section 63 and DEC APEL Course Schedule

Day 1
  • Introduction to Section 63 Advisor role
  • Overview of Action Plan process
  • Display Energy Certificates in Scotland
  • Overview of new features in iSBEM 5.2.g
  • The requirements of The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016
Day 2
  • Carry out an Action Plan on a simulated project introducing Prescriptive Measures
  • Carry out an Action Plan on a simulated project incorporating Alternative Measures
  • Assessment of completed projects
  • Workshop: Identify and agree energy efficiency measures which are appropriate to the property being assessed, are practical to implement
  • Client communication
  • Audit requirements
  • Short knowledge test
  • Guidance on registering with an Approved Organisation
Day 3
  • The principles behind the Operational Rating, the Display Energy Certificate and the Advisory Report
  • Identifying the building to be assessed
  • Floor area measurement – survey and plans
  • Building activities and benchmark categories
  • Occupancy levels
  • Measurement of energy use
  • Energy measurement periods and alignments
  • Dealing with renewables
  • Fabric and services
  • Generating the Certificate and Advisory Report using OR Scotland software
  • Practical Assessment
  • APEL application guidance


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What does my Combined Section 63 and DEC APEL Course include?
  • Experienced and qualified tutor
  • Three days classroom training
  • All pre and post-course reference materials
  • iSBEM 5.2.g and OR Scotland software
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • DEC APEL and Section 63 accreditation with an Approved Organisation - ECMK

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