Operational Ratings Diploma - DEC - Training Courses from Energy Foundation Training

Operational Ratings Diploma - DEC

Once you receive your diploma you will become a Accredited Operational Ratings Assessor!

A Display Energy Certificate is required for all public sector buildings (schools, council offices etc) over 1000 sqm, reducing to 250 sqm soon.

DECs show the actual energy usage of a building, its Operational Rating, and helps the public see the energy efficiency of the building. DECs are based on the energy consumption of the building as recorded by gas, electricity and other meters. A DEC should be clearly displayed at all time and is required to be renewed on an annual basis.

A DEC is always accompanied by an Advisory Report that lists cost effective measures to improve the energy rating of the building. The Advisory Report element of a DEC is valid for 7 years.

The Dip DEC Certificate Training Course is structured in 3 parts, these is a two day training course that teaches you the theory behind DECs and the surveys required. Provision of evidence of competency via portfolio of evidence where you undertake 3 case study DECs. You will also be sitting a written exam of 30 multiple choice questions.

The Dip OR qualification is provided by distance learning backed up by the training that you require. Most candidates start with the pure distance learning package, study the provided materials and undertake their first practice DEC alone. If they are comfortable at that point they send their practice DEC to their designated assessor for formal assessment and progress, with assessor feedback, through the remaining 2 DECs and complete the qualification.
Whilst it depends upon your experience and aptitude this approach cannot meet everyone’s requirements. Energy Foundation therefore offer training days (that could be 1-2-1) to ensure that you are happy with all the requirements placed upon you and can complete the qualification in a timely manner.

A 1-day on-site OR calc software training and exam prep day is often the best addition to the core distance learning package. Our experience suggests that this approach meets everybody’s needs in the most cost-effective manner.

All Energy Foundation Training courses include ABBE registration, assessment and exams. There is no more to pay.

Special offer!

Courses for NDEAs for �1199 + VAT.

Qualification: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Display Energy Certificates.

Locations: Preston, London, Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester and further venues to be announced.

Courses are availiable from �1199 + vat and include everything to get you qualified, such as:

  • DipDEC ABBE registration fee
  • All Assessment fees
  • No exams to complete with ABBE courses
  • Course fee, including in-depth ORCalc training and support.
  • Dedicated Technical Support Team and Helpline
  • Course material and revision aides
  • Continuous development from qualified assessors
  • Members site login


For advice call 0333 123 4327 or email info@energyfoundation.co.uk.

Please note VAT is payable on all course fees.

A deposit of �500 (non refundable) is required to secure your place on any Energy Foundation Training course.