Accreditation for companies and universities

Whether you are a company providing in-house training to your employees or an academic institution delivering a learning experience to your students,  accreditation plays a vital role in developing your programme as well as providing external recognition. Accreditation benefits individuals on your programme too, by providing external assurance that it’s delivering the right skills and provides a pathway to professional registration.

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Company membership

Company membership is open to all organisations across the entire energy value chain, from upstream and downstream oil and gas, power generation, nuclear and renewables through to energy management, professional services, government and education.

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Academic accreditation and approval

The Energy Institute is licensed by the Engineering Council to award CEng and IEng accreditation, in addition to approving vocational qualifications for EngTech status. The EI can also accredit non-engineering programmes for Chartered Energy Manager and MEI status.

What are the benefits to universities?

  • An independent quality assurance scheme
  • A benchmark against internationally recognised standards
  • A listing on the EI careers website as an accredited course and a listing on ACAD for all engineering accreditations
  • Use of the EI accreditation logo on your course materials
  • Contact with the local EI branch
  • Advertising opportunities in a selection of EI publications
  • Shows that institutes are committed to professional development

How to get started

Please contact Emily Brown, the EI Accreditation Manager on to answer any questions you may have and to receive your initial application form.

What are the benefits to students?

  • Creates a clear route to professional membership and chartered status
  • Assurance that the programme is competent and meets the needs of employers
  • Excellent addition to your CV
  • Access to the e-library and information resources
  • Free membership for students as long as your department maintains Learning Affiliate membership with the EI
  • Once you are a student member you will have access to all the additional benefits our Student Members have


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Company accreditation

A huge diversity of programmes is offered across the sector, from schemes which take new entrants straight from school and develop them to degree level and beyond, to those which work with new graduates to mould them into young professionals with the skills businesses need for the future.

What are the benefits to companies?

  • A benchmark against the highest industry standards, ensuring trainees receive quality training
  • A kitemark and external recognition and quality assurance for in-house programmes both in the UK and internationally
  • The opportunity for your trainees to progress towards professional membership or chartered titles
  • A structured framework for employee development
  • A listing on the EI Company Members Directory advertising your accreditation in addition to your company membership
  • Use of the EI accredited logo

How to get started

Please contact Emily Brown, the EI Accreditation Manager on to answer any questions you may have and to receive your initial application form.

What are the benefits to employees?

  • Helps to prepare you for professional membership and chartered status
  • Companies with accredited graduate schemes invest in developing their staff
  • The company has mapped out career pathways for employees that successfully complete the programme – improving your prospects of a long-term career with them
  • Confidence that you are undertaking a competent development programme that meets the needs of industry
  • Half price Associate membership in your first year
  • Once you are a member you will have access to all the additional benefits our Associate Members have

Learning Affiliates

Learning Affiliate membership has been specifically designed to reflect the needs of educational establishments. Becoming a Learning Affiliate of the EI shows that your institution is committed to professional development and provides students with a direct connection with the energy profession and a wealth of information to help to guide them through their studies and beyond.

Learning Affiliate status is departmental (or equivalent) which means that once you have been accepted as an official Learning Affiliate of the Energy Institute, all students within that department will be eligible to take advantage of the benefits.

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Learning Affiliate benefits

  • Free student membership for the duration of their course
  • Specialised career and membership talks delivered by one of our local experts
  • Use of the specially designed Learning Affiliate logo
  • Advertising opportunities in a selection of EI publications
  • Free individual Affiliate membership for two designated staff representatives
  • Programmes covered by the EI Learning Affiliate status are eligible to apply for accreditation

How to get started

Please contact Emily Brown, the EI Professional Development Manager on to submit your completed application form or to answer any questions you may have.

Application form0207 467 7149

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