Basic Principles of Energy (BPE) is a 1-day course for persons wishing to enter the energy industry, or that require a refresher course, or require an introduction to the various forms of energy, their sources, properties and uses to be able to understand where energy efficiency and savings opportunities can be found.
Basic Principles of Energy (BPE) covers chemical, thermal, mechanical and electrical energy with explanations in terms of their sources, properties and use. Understanding these basics will assist candidates in identifying where potential energy savings opportunities could be found. It is the ideal course for persons who want to do further training in energy efficiency, energy audits, energy management and measurement and verification. In addition it refreshes these concepts for persons that have been working in the industry over a period of time, who need to brush up on these concepts, prior to taking further training. Candidates who understand the syllabus of BPE will have a platform to undertake further training towards the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) international Certification programs such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).
The content is aligned to SAQA Unit Standard, EWSETA Accredited NQF Level 5 earning 7 credits, 0.8 AEE credits.
A workbook is utilised to practice the concepts in class.
A Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) for completion should the candidate elect to pursue unit standard credits can be provided on request and at additional cost.