Digital learning for the energy efficiency and engineering sector

BSSEC provides a range of digital learning and Continual Professional Development (CPD) services for professional institutions and accreditation schemes ensuring that energy professionals and engineering managers/directors are kept up to date.

What we provide:

  • CPD Articles for journals and publications with Q&A including certificates
  • E-Learning CPD for website access including certificates
  • E-Learning content for longer courses of a day to a week.
  • Face to face training where required.


BSSEC is a Content Partner for the IET Academy which was launched in February 2018. BSSEC also provides level 3 energy management leadership modules, ESOS Lead Assessor CPD and technology CPD articles to the Energy Institute and CPD modules to Quidos, contributing to its energy efficiency training portal with a series of online CPD courses.

 Courses Available:

IET Academy Courses

  • BS EN 16247 Energy Audits (Buildings, Processes and Transport) – An 11-hour course that explains how to plan and deliver energy auditing to the BS EN 16247 standard to achieve compliance with ESOS legislation. It provides examples of best practice for delivery against the standard. Find the course here:
  • LED Lighting – An 11-hour course which provides an update on the IET’s Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems, and keeps learners up to date with the latest in LED lighting by including examples of products on the market, case studies, news articles and signposts to information and guidance. Find the course here:
  • An Introduction to Electrical Building Services – A 13-hour course that offers a simple but thorough review of all aspects of electricity use within buildings. Find the course:
  • Engineer to Manager – A 16-hour course which provides a strong foundation for becoming an effective leader. It will provide engineers with an understanding of the role of the manager and the responsibilities this carries, and help them develop their own approach to working with others and leading a team. Find the course here:
  • Engineering Manager to Director – An 17-hour course that informs and equips the engineering manager who is taking the next steps in their career to becoming a director, by developing director skills and knowledge, and boardroom skills. It is also useful for existing directors’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Find the course here:
  • Developing Engineer – An 11-hour course which aims to support candidates to achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and equips learners for their competence review; the final step in becoming professionally registered. This course also guides learners on what to do once professional registration is achieved, such as undertaking CPD and perhaps considering the next steps in achieving Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.


Energy Institute

  • ESOS Phase II CPD Training Package - This 5-hour CPD training package is aimed at ESOS Lead Assessors and also, both internal and external auditors undertaking energy ESOS audits and looking to gain CPD hours. It will refresh their memory and provide further knowledge of the Scheme so that they are prepared for Phase 2. This course consists of 5 modules which include an update of ESOS legislation and standards, technology updates and essential Health & Safety Guidance. A short quiz is included at the end of each module. Find the course here


  • How to: Identify Heat Pumps - A 1.5-hour course that allows learners to understand the technology of heat pumps, the different types available and heat pump efficiency, and also allows learners to discover grants and subsidies that are available. Find the course here:
  • How to: Heating Masterclass (Part 1 standards, Part 2 fuel selection, Part 3 plant selection, Part 4 distribution systems, Part 5 controls energy efficiency) - A 7.5-hour course that teaches the learner a wide range of topics surrounding heating systems, including design, heat loss, fuels available including renewables, heating options available, types of systems available, key players, requirements and procedures, controls, maintenance, metering, monitoring and targeting and energy efficiency. Find this course here:
  • How to: Improve Heating Controls & Efficiency – A 1.5-hour course that introduces key industry players, operating requirements and procedures, helps the learner understand automatic controls and maintenance requirements, considers metering monitoring and targeting and helps the learner to decide energy efficiency targets. Find the course here:
  • How to: Select a Heating Distribution System – A 1.5-hour course that outlines various heating distribution systems including wet, warm air, radiant and electric systems and pumps, pipework and distribution. Find this course here:
  • How to: Select Heating Plants – A 1.5-hour course that discusses various heating options, including gas and biomass boilers, heat pumps and combined heat and power (CHP). Find this course here:
  • How to: Select a Heating Fuel – A 1.5-hour course that outlines various fuels as options for heating including natural gas, oil, biomass, green gas, electricity, district heating and solar thermal. Find this course here:
  • How to: Implement Standards & Design Parameters – A 1.5-hour course that teaches the learner how to understand design standards, learn about the effects of orientation and the importance of air tightness. Find this course here:
  • Understand Low Voltage Distribution Systems – A 1.5-hour course that covers supply characteristics, incoming supply, final circuits and earthing. Find this course here:
  • Understand Other Related Systems – A 1.5-hour course that covers emergency lighting, UPS systems, fire alarms, intruder alarms and data cabling. Find this course here:

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