Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

As a member of the AESM you will have access to courses which have been designed to help you carry out your various roles and responsibilities, developing your skills and knowledge. These will include management and soft skills, as well as awareness courses in areas that impact directly on your role, such as gas, asbestos, fire and legionella.

Gas Qualifications from the Experts in Gas Safety – CORGI Technical Services

A family of Gas qualifications from CORGI Technical Services – for management, staff, auditors and tenants

  • CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness for Staff
  • CORGI Level 1 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness for Tenants
  • CORGI Level 2 VRQ Award in Gas Safety Awareness in Social Housing
  • CORGI Level 3 VRQ Certificate in Gas Auditing Processes
  • CORGI Level 4 VRQ Certificate in Gas Safety Management in Social Housing
  • CORGI Level 4 VRQ Certificate in Gas Safety in Facilities Management
  • Level 4 VRQ in Asset and Building Management Compliance

Energy Efficiency for Asset Managers

This course will enable Asset Managers to understand the energy efficiency of their housing stock.

The key objectives of the course are:

  • to give those who manage housing stock a better understanding of the current funding streams and the practical applicable decarbonisation solutions available
  • to demonstrate methods of delivering a short, medium and long term fuel poverty alleviation and energy efficiency improvement strategy

The course includes case studies, practical demonstrations and useful data.

The course will focus on:

  • Energy basics including overview of current funding streams i.e.  ECO, FiTs, RHI
  • Overview of SAP calculation for a single home up to how to apply the SAP methodology to thousands of homes
  • Effects of typical interventions on average SAP, fuel poverty and carbon emissions for housing stock
  • Most practical solutions within short term funding criteria i.e. EWI, IWI, HTT cavities and District Heating etc
  • Establishing a carbon baseline and developing short, medium and long term carbon asset management and fuel poverty reduction strategy
  • Practical tracking tools and methods
  • Planning, funding and delivery processes affecting refurbishments
  • Intangible social economic and socio political benefits of energy efficiency improvements
Course duration: One day
Course suitable for: The course is suitable for those managing homes, including:
  • Asset managers
  • Gas managers
  • Surveyors
  • Property managers
  • Maintenance officers, managers and directors
  • Heads of property services

Course cost: FREE to AGSM members. FREE for non-AGSM members if booking before the end of September 2013. The course will cost £95 +VAT after this date for non-AGSM members.

Course dates for 2017

For more information and to book a place please contact us on 01256 548040 or

Other courses cover the following topics:

      • Management Skills
      • Fire Safety Awareness in Social Housing
      • Legionella Safety Awareness in Social Housing
      • Asbestos Safety Awareness in Social Housing