In addition to embedded Employability courses and Functional Skills, our team of Impact specialist Tutors offer learners the opportunity to gain valuable and unique qualifications aligned to the Impact sector. In a vastly growing space, Impact and Sustainability is becoming a more widely recognised marker and prerequisite for businesses to implement and measure through advancements of their ESG policy and Corporate, Social Responsibility.
‘Introduction to Energy Efficiency’ course has been developed to raise awareness of energy
issues and how individuals and organisations can improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
housing stock or business premises in order to save money and reduce their Carbon Footprint.
This qualification would also provide individuals who are close to or in fuel poverty, or those
who at the forefront of giving energy advice, the knowledge to make informed decisions about managing energy.
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We are currently running the ABBE 600/5478/5 Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment (This incorporates the 9.91 up skill test).
This newly updated and revised training course benefits from having access to various local properties so that a training EPC and Live EPC can be undertaken by the candidate Domestic Energy Assessor, real hands on experience is essential to fully understand the complexities of undertaking an EPC. Our DEA courses also benefit from added value aspects related to marketing and a major element that is often forgotten by other training organisations is the audit process that is undertaken by the accreditation bodies after the candidate is qualified.
Our 5-day classroom and site based course will give you the skills required to survey buildings and produce accurate Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) for domestic dwellings. EPC’s are required to be produced by law when a property is Sold, Let, and as part of the governments Green Deal and ECO schemes. EPC’s are also required for all Solar PV installations under the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) scheme and Biomass/Air Source/Ground Source Installations for the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI)
During the course candidates will complete 5 Live EPC surveys – giving the learner a real learning experience via hands-on practical experience.
As part of the qualification candidates are required to complete a Portfolio of course work. This Portfolio will be fully completed during the 5-day course.
After 5 Days everything is complete and signed off!
The MEES is a new piece of legislation that takes effect from the 1st April 2018.
The legislation affects landlords – the core of the legislation is that landlords will not be able to let properties that have an EPC rating of lower than E.
However, the legislation has been designed to be cost neutral to a landlord, and exemptions (for the landlord) apply where this is not possible.
There are two key dates:
- 1st April 2018 – no new tenancies can be started if the property is below an E rating.
- 1st April 2020 – all tenancies are affected from this date – i.e., no lets can happen where a property is below an E rating.
- Your property cannot legally be let
- A fine can be levied against landlords who continue to let a property with an EPC rating lower than E of up to £5000.
- The improvement cannot be wholly financed by central government, a local authority or any other person – i.e. the improvement should be cost neutral for the landlord
- 3rd party consent cannot be obtained
- Where improvements would reduce a property value by greater than 5%
- For short term leases
Funding for Improvements
The Government is committed to ensuring the regulations do not entail net or upfront costs to landlords for the required improvements. Therefore landlords would be permitted to let a property below the minimum ‘E’ standard where the property has undertaken all those improvements that would meet the Green Deal’s ‘Golden Rule’ – that the cost of the work, including finance costs, should not exceed the expected savings. This calculation would take into account any funding available through:
a) Green Deal finance,
b) ECO funding,
c) Grant funding,
d) A combination of these funding mechanisms.
The landlord is free to contribute extra to the cost of the energy efficiency improvements in order to realise the benefits from installing measures. However there is no compulsion to do so.
What is PAS2035?
PAS 2035 (retrofit of domestic buildings) has been developed as part of the Each Home
Counts process and is the over-arching document in the retrofit standards framework, with
which holders of the quality mark will be required to comply when carrying out domestic
When considering the government’s ambition to reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions,
it is clear that more needs to be done to improve the UK’s existing housing stock. The Each
Home Counts review was established to tackle the high level of failure present in domestic
retrofit and determine a better process for the retrofit of energy efficiency and renewable
energy measures. As a result of this review PAS 2035 was introduced as the standards
framework document for the end-to-end delivery of domestic retrofit work.
The new framework provides a whole building approach to the retrofit process instead of
work being considered in isolation (which can unintentionally damage the overall building
The new approach looks at the home, environment, occupancy and the householders’
improvement objectives when determining suitable measures to install.
Overall the process introduced by PAS 2035 is designed to improve the quality of retrofit
work for domestic properties. Ensuring that funding from banks and lenders is used towards
good quality work that will actually improves the energy efficiency of housing.
This course will give you some techniques that can dramatically change how you feel about yourself and how you approach the world.
You will explore what self-esteem is and where low self-esteem comes from. You will also learn ways to build your self-esteem, get what you want, and make others feel better about themselves.
Etiquette questions can be agonising. Understanding the basics of business etiquette can give you that extra edge and help you stand out from the crowd.
You will learn all about business etiquette. First, you will learn tips for meeting new people, which includes a good handshake, knowing how to handle business cards, making small talk, remembering names, and crafting a good first impression. Then, you’ll learn how to dress for success, dine with confidence, and present yourself well on the phone and via e-mail.
This course is an ideal choice if you’re ready to take your Lean knowledge to the next step. In it, we will explore what continuous improvement is all about and how Lean methodology can help get you there.
You will learn about developing continuous improvement strategies in the workplace using Lean methodology. The course focuses on the Identify – Plan – Execute – Review cycle and wraps up with an in-depth case study to help you practice what you have learned.
This course will help you develop your conversational leadership skills by focusing on meaningful conversations and communication. You will also learn about the World Café model, which you can use to foster input and conversation for any problem at hand.
You will learn about the fundamental elements of meaningful conversations, the four-I model of organisational conversation, the conversational leadership framework, and the World Café model. All of these tools will help you become a conversational leader and build stronger teams in your workplace.
This course will help you develop the skills necessary to create successful proposals by focusing on sources of funding, types of proposals, and how to write proposals that will meet the stated requirements. You will also learn about the all-important element of relationships and how to build and maintain them in a funding relationship.
You will learn how to locate potential funders and how to match funders’ interests with organisational needs. Along the way you will also learn the basic elements of proposal writing for not-for-profit organizations and learn to understand the process for successful proposal writing and how to build effective relationships with funders.
Effective delegation is one of the most valuable skills you can master. It reduces your workload while developing employee skills and preparing them for advancement. This course will explore the delegation process and give you the skills you need to start delegating effectively.
This course will teach you how delegation can make you more successful, ways that you can delegate, techniques for giving instructions, how to monitor delegation results, and how to give good feedback. You will also learn an eight-step delegation process that you can customize for any situation.
Think of an executive you admire. Chances are you admire them because of the figure they cut across the corporate and financial world. But that figure does not come about by mere chance, it is the product of hard work, experience, and cleverly crafted insight into what makes a good executive presence. You can avail yourself of a hint of those skills with this informative, enlightening, and engaging eLearning educational extravaganza. Enjoy.
This course is going to provide you with the boost you might need to get the most out of your inter-personal skills as you develop yourself into an executive with presence that will be the marvel of your co-workers and others you meet. It will help you consider the first impressions you make on others, your interpersonal skills, your speaking and listening skills, plus sharpens your leadership skills.
Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and manage emotions and relationships. This course will help you develop your emotional intelligence to give you that extra edge in building relationships and connecting with others.
This course will introduce you to the history of emotional intelligence and what it’s all about. You’ll explore the most popular theories, including the EI blueprint, Martin Seligman’s ABC’s of optimism, the VALUE and SOLER techniques, Ekman’s seven basic emotions, and Plutchik’s wheel. You’ll also explore your personal values and vision statement to help guide you in your emotional intelligence development.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be your own boss, work on your own schedule, and make money doing something that you’re passionate about? Millions of people around the world are living that dream and running their own business. You can, too, with this introductory entrepreneurship course.
You will learn the basics of entrepreneurship. You will learn how to find and evaluate business ideas, flesh out those ideas by developing value propositions and financial projections, consider your ownership options, prepare the appropriate documents (including a business plan, pitch deck, and white papers), and gather funding for your business. You’ll also learn the steps of developing, testing, marketing, and launching a product or service. To wrap things up, you’ll learn how to grow your business and become an entrepreneurial leader.
Like any other personal challenge, time management requires a customised system that works for you. This course will give you a number of organisational tools and techniques to consider. At the end of the course, you will have a personal productivity plan that you can apply right away.
To start this course, you’ll explore what personal efficiency is all about, as well as useful attitudes and skills that you might want to develop. Then, you’ll outline your vision statement, dreams, and goals. Next, you’ll learn about the 80/20 system, what characteristics your organisational system should have, how to design a functional workspace, and techniques for organising your daily to-do items. You’ll also learn how to set up and maintain information management systems (both physical and virtual), prioritise tasks, create routines, and tackle procrastination. Finally, you’ll learn how to get organised at home.
In order to achieve results, you must master the art of bringing your unconscious thoughts to the surface. This course will give you the skills to do just that through neuro linguistic programming.
This introductory course will teach the basics of neuro linguistic programming (NLP). You’ll learn about key terms, the NLP presuppositions, the NLP senses, eye cues, enriched language, clean questions, and hypnotic language.
When things are extremely busy at work and you have your hands full with many tasks, having skills you can draw on are essential for peace of mind and growth. This course will give you ways to manage the pressure and maintain balance in your life.
This course will teach you about the causes and costs of workplace pressure, the benefits of creating balance, and how to identify pressure points. You will also learn how to apply emotional intelligence, increase optimism and resilience, and develop strategies for getting ahead.
The interview is one of the key elements of the job search process. As with any skill, we can get better at it with preparation and practice. This course will give you the chance to master job interview skills.
In this course, you will learn how to prepare for and participate in a job interview. We’ll share the types of questions to expect, as well as the questions that you should think about asking. You will also learn how to prepare for second interviews, testing, and shadowing, as well as how to follow up after an interview.
Business networking is an effective and efficient way for business people to connect, develop meaningful relationships, and grow their businesses. This course will give you the skills that you need to network with others.
In this course, you will learn how to identify opportunities, create a positive first impression, develop a memorable intro, start conversations, shake hands well, handle business cards, manage sticky situations, follow up with others, and organise your network. You’ll also learn how to network in online spaces, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
The Project Management Institute defines project management as, “The application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently.” This course will give you the project management tools that you need to plan, manage, and execute small to medium sized projects.
This in-depth course will take you through all aspects of project management. First, you will consider what a project is and what a project manager does. Then, you will work through the four stages of the project life cycle: conceptual, planning, execution, and termination. You will also learn some supporting skills, like teamwork, communication, and presentation.
It’s great to have a system in place for making your organisation an environmentally sustainable one, but how do you know if that system actually works? Conduct an environmental audit, that’s how. This easy-to-understand course will guide you through the steps to pursue an audit, complete with corrective actions, and a closing meeting.
This course will give you the tools to conduct an internal environmental audit at your workplace. You will learn of the different types of audits and about auditors and the basic steps of an audit. This course will also teach you the essential aspects of an audit checklist and how to develop a checklist based on Environmental Management System procedures. You will also explore non-compliances, corrective actions and an audit closing meeting.
Today’s leading businesses realise that there is more to their bottom line than financial success. Thriving businesses also ensure that the people and environment in the areas that they operate benefit from their presence. Corporate social responsibility programs and sustainability practices can help build true profitability that incorporates all of these elements.
This course will introduce you to the basics of sustainability and corporate social responsibility using ISO 26000 guidelines as a framework. These principles include organisational governance and ethics, operating practices, human rights and labour practices, environmental awareness and sustainability, consumer issues, and community involvement.
Most of the business world has become very environmentally conscious, and your business is probably no different. But sometimes it’s good to have guidance to get where you’re going from an environmental standpoint and that’s how this course can help. This course will provide skills you can use to reduce your organisation’s environmental impact and increase its operating efficiency.
Here you will learn how to draft an Environmental Management System that can be applied to your organisation. Along the way you will understand the term ‘greenwashing’ and how to avoid it. You will know the six key performance indicator areas as defined by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme and will be able to determine Environmental Impacts and Aspects within an organisation then how to set objectives and targets for significant impacts.
This bundle package includes 10 courses that cover HTML and CSS coding activities. They are broken down as follows;
• Doing More with HTML
• Extended Styling Techniques using HTML and CSS
• Styling Text with CSS
• Getting Started with CSS
• Getting Started with HTML
• Complex Selectors
• Responsive Web Design
• Performance and Organisation
• How to Position Content
• Writing Your Best Code
Our aim is to support organisations to
for a greener future
We specialise in Energy and supporting individuals with a desire to pursue a career in the Energy sector, including being the first national energy apprenticeship training provider offering Junior Energy Manager Level 3. We work with some of the UK’s top organisations in the public sector, construction and travel.