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Decarbonising Homes: The Role of Insulation (Individual module)

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Remote Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    We would recommend a minimum of 70 hours of study time to complete the entire Decarbonising Homes course, with a further 15-20 hours dedicated to assessment.

    We would suggest that 7 hours be dedicated towards study for this module, with a further 2-3 hours dedicated to assessment.

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Decarbonising Homes: The Role of Insulation (Individual module)

Short Course

Please call Busnes@LlandrilloMenai today on 08445 460 460 or email

Course Description

The insights and knowledge gained from our training will be relevant to anyone who may be engaging with or supporting low income and vulnerable consumers on low carbon or renewable heat and power, including housing providers, advice agencies and installers.

Learners may take the entire Decarbonising Homes course and complete an assessment to obtain the Level 4 qualification. Alternatively, Learners may complete individual modules that are specific to their role and receive certificates of module credit for each section completed.

Entry Criteria

This course is delivered through e-learning, so learners will need basic computer skills to access and navigate the slides.

At level 4, the assessment is also on-line and will require learners to show the ability to evaluate information, carry out analysis of data and provide answers in a short essay format.

It is expected that learners for this course will already have a good understanding of general domestic energy efficiency issues and knowledge of heating systems, measuring consumption and fuel bills etc. Ideally, learners will already have passed the Level 3 Energy Awareness qualification.


This course is available via e-learning. The complete course consists of 8 subject modules plus a short introduction module.

Learners can choose to complete the full course or select individual modules however the introduction is mandatory.

Once booked learners will have access to the e-learning for two weeks per module. If you are booking multiple modules this will be applied consecutively (i.e. 1 module = two weeks, 2 modules = 4 weeks and so on).

E-learning is self-led however support is available from NEA’s expert tutors upon request.


Learners will have the opportunity to complete an assessment for each module (there is no assessment for the introduction). Upon completion of all 8 modules and assessments the learner will achieve a NCFE Level 4 qualification.

Certificates of module credit will also be available for learners that wish to complete individual modules rather than the full course.

Assessments are open book format and will be shared with learners as an online form. There are no set ‘exam’ dates, learners complete the assessment in their own time then submit their answers once ready.

Suggested study time for each assessment is 2 to 3 hours.


Further course options:

  • Level 2 Award in Fuel Debt Advice in the Community
  • Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness
  • Level 4 award in Decarbonising Homes: Technologies, Impacts and Solutions (Other modules to complete full qualification)
  • Other NEA Courses
  • Other Grŵp Courses

Other details

Course type: Short Course

Programme Area:

  • Engineering
  • Construction and the Built Environment


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