Existing plumbers and gas and heating engineers can now claim free renewables training through Options Skills.
In 2019, the UK Government committed to the Net-Zero target proposed by the Climate Change Committee. The target is to reduce emissions by 100% from 1990 levels by 2050. The UK requires significant updates to make this a reality – including infrastructure changes. Though it may sound ambitious, changes have already begun.
Over the last few years, rumours circulated that the government was to ban gas boilers in homes by 2025. The reality of this is gas boilers will only be banned in new build homes from this date – for now.
The government does, however, plan to ban new gas boiler sales from 2035. In addition, a new report suggests this date be brought forward to 2033. And while the transition will cost homeowners anywhere between £4000 and £6000, the government is urged to move forward with the plans to help reduce the UK’s environmental impact.
So what does this mean for plumbers and gas and heating engineers?
Over the last few years, a growing number of tradespeople have been delving into the world of renewable energy. Upskilling from plumbing and gas heating into a broader range of heating options helps to future-proof their careers.
While gas boilers will still be around for the foreseeable future, there’s no doubt we’ll see more homes kitted out with heat pumps. And as the demand for this increases, plumbers and engineers need to be suitably qualified to deliver the installation, maintenance and servicing of greener heating systems.
BECOME A HEATING ENGINEER WITH FUNDED RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING
Complete Air-Source & Ground-Source Heat Pump, Water Regulations and Unvented Hot Water Systems Training free of charge with Options Skills.
Free Renewable Energy Training
We’ve successfully secured funding to deliver Air-Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Water Regulations, and Unvented Hot Water Systems training free of charge to plumbers and gas and heating engineers.
As well as this, we offer additional courses; Low-Temperature Heating System Design and Energy Efficiency. For these, the training is free, but we require a certification fee of between £41.60 and £47.50.
To be eligible for free renewable energy training, you must hold the correct qualifications/experience and be able to provide proof.*
How To Claim Your Free Training
Claiming your free training couldn’t be easier. If you’re interested in free renewables training, get in touch via 0808 196 9998 and our dedicated advisor will provide all the information you need to know and offer a choice of dates and locations available.
We require a £100 deposit to secure your space on your chosen courses. Your deposit will be refunded upon completion of training.
A limited number of places are available. So, get in touch as soon as possible to claim your free renewables training!
*Prerequisites for acceptance include:
Heating installers with experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by Gas Safe (CENWAT), OFTEC (OFT10-105E or OFT15-108W), MCS (Heat Pump or Solar Thermal Hot Water) or HETAS (H004) registration; or N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing; Heating & Ventilating; Oil FiredTechnical Services; Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence. Water Regulations (WRAS) is an additional prerequisite although this can be delivered as part of your training programme.