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

Section 63 Advisor Course (Scotland) Only £490.00 + VAT

Train to become a Section 63 Advisor! Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (CCSA) 2009 specifies that a qualifying non-domestic building will require an assessment of its energy performance and emissions to be undertaken. In addition, where appropriate, the owner will be required to take steps to improve their building.

The assessment utilises data from a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), lodged to the Scottish EPC Register (SEPCR), and produces an Action Plan setting out emissions and energy performance targets, the improvement measures identified to meet those targets and the route of action the building owner will take as a result.

The Action Plan will also identify whether the owner intends to implement the improvement measures within the timescale defined under regulations (3.5 years) or whether implementation will be deferred by the reporting on annual operational energy use by producing an annual DEC (Display Energy Certificate)

Whilst it is not a requirement that a Section 63 Advisor must also be a DEC Assessor, it is likely that a single individual may often offer all three services – EPC Assessor, Section 63 Advisor and DEC Assessor – to building owners.

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

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

If you would like to find out more please contact 0333 012 0002 or email

We can also offer this course in-house for groups of 6 or more.

Section 63 Advisor Course (Scotland) 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

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What does my Section 63 Advisor Course (Scotland) include?
  • Experienced and qualified tutor
  • Practical hands-on training
  • Course materials
  • iSBEM 5.2.g
  • Lunch & refreshments
  • Registration with Approved Organisation - ECMK

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