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Available as stage four of our domestic gas training or as a standalone course for existing gas engineers, our renewables training will provide you with a range of renewable accreditations.

You’ll be suitably trained, qualified, and prepared as we move towards Net Zero and a greener energy future covering energy efficiency, ground & air source heat pump installation and maintenance and low-temperature hot water systems.

up to
2 WEEKS  DURATION
up to
£1550
inc. vat

FLEXIBLE TRAINING

BUILD YOUR RENEWABLES TRAINING PACKAGE

WHY UNDERTAKE OUR RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING?

While millions of homes across the UK are still heated by traditional gas heating systems, a growing number of people are starting to opt for renewable energy heating options.

The green energy marketing is growing, and with government plans to install 600,000 heat pumps each year and ban gas boilers in new build homes by 2025, the demand will only rise.

This demand provides gas engineers with the perfect opportunity to upskill in the renewable heating industry, expanding their skill set and increasing their earning potential.

Our renewable energy training allows gas engineers to earn a range of renewable accreditations and future-proof their careers.

Training is available as an optional stage four of our Domestic Gas Training or as standalone training for existing gas engineers.

Getting Started

STAGE ONE

CENTRE-LED
TRAINING

You’ll gain knowledge and practical skills in gas installation, maintenance and repair in our fully-equipped centre.

8
Weeks
£5750
inc. vat
Finance
Available
STAGE TWO

PORTFOLIO
BUILDING

Working on-site alongside a mentor, you’ll build your gas portfolio and expand your skill set.

Open
Duration
£500
mentor fee
Guaranteed
Mentor

Next Steps

STAGE THREE

ACS INITIAL
ASSESSMENT

You’ll complete your ACS Assessment covering the full domestic suite of gas appliances:

7-10
Days
£1250
inc. vat
Flexible
Training
STAGE FOUR

RENEWABLES
TRAINING PACKAGE

As an optional fourth step, you can expand your skillset with renewables training and future-proof your career.

2
Weeks
£1550
inc. vat
LCL
Accredited

RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING SYLLABUS

AM PM
MONDAY Classroom
  • Standards & Requirements
  • Hot Water Systems
  • Gas-Fired & Oiler Fired Heating Systems
Classroom
  • Online Assessment
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM/PM
MONDAY Classroom/Workshop
  • Induction
  • Heat Pump Overview & Consideration
  • Project planning
  • Health & Safety
  • Standards
TUESDAY Classroom/Workshop
  • Heat Pump Principles
  • Cop/Scop
  • Heating Water Volumes
  • Domestic Hot Water
WEDNESDAY Classroom/Workshop
  • Heat System Design
  • Pump Sizing
  • Installation Considerations
  • Electrical Connections
THURSDAY Classroom/Workshop
  • Setting To Work
  • Documentation
  • Maintenance
  • Fault Finding
  • GSHP Design & Collector Options
FRIDAY Classroom/Workshop
  • Assessment
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM/PM
MONDAY Classroom/Workshop
  • Room-by-room Heat Loss Calculations
  • Sizing Heat Emitters
  • Sizing Heat Pumps
TUESDAY Classroom/Workshop
  • Pipework Sizing
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • System Configuration
  • Assessment
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
AM PM
MONDAY Classroom
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Associated Regulations
Classroom
  • Practical & Written Assessment
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.
 AMPM
MONDAY

Classroom

  • Interpretation and definitions
  • COSHH Regulations

Classroom

  • Requirements, design and installation
  • Backflow and contamination prevention
TUESDAY

Classroom

  • Hot and cold water services
  • Flushing devices.
  • Sanitary appliances, both internal and external
  •  

Classroom

  • Multiple-choice question paper
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.

12 MONTHS FREE CHECKATRADE MEMBERSHIP OFFER

When you enrol on our Domestic Gas & Plumbing Maintenance Training Course, you’ll be eligible to apply for twelve months of free Checkatrade membership. 

Checkatrade is the leading tradesperson directory, with over 13 million people using them to help find a reputable tradesperson.

Allowing you to reach new customers in your local area and further afield, Checkatrade and Options Skills will help you launch your career and grow your business.

Options Skills and Checkatrade banner for 12 months free membership when enrolled on the domestic gas training or domestic plumber training course
Gas engineer adjusting settings on an unvented cylinder as part of renewable energy training
Gas engineer connecting piping as part of our renewable energy training
Gas engineer screwing case onto an air source heat pump during renewable energy training

SEE WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING

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Amy KeayAmy Keay
17:49 14 Jan 22
Option Skills - BirminghamI’m not usually a person who will write feedback on Google, but I am someone who will give credit where credit is due.I found myself in a position where I had been made redundant, and id had a conversation with someone who’d decided to go on a gas course and do this through Option Skills. After speaking with the individual, I decided that id give this a go myself to give myself a trade.I can honestly say that it is better than anything that id ever expected. Iv always been someone who had worked in finance, so doing this was new to me and I was a bit apprehensive with how it would go.I have nothing but praise to the employees at Option Skills, and I feel that they are a credit to the company.Andrew, Leanne and Shaun have been the people taking the training sessions, and what incredible people they are.They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible with an extra desire to wanting to see you achieve.I have done the course for 8 weeks, and the knowledge I have picked up already is immense.If you are someone looking to get into the gas trade, I would highly recommend Option Skills as you will not be disappointed.Carl Evans
Samuel LauSamuel Lau
19:46 05 Jan 22
Although this course is intense and you will find yourself picking up a lot of information in a short space of time, Options Skills are the best way to get into the trades if you are a fast learner and are willing to work hard. The trainers are excellent (John, Steve, Thomas) and they will help you wherever they can, however be prepared to put in the work yourself in the evenings and weekends to revise and pass exams. Josh and James from the recruitment team were a joy to work with, they work tirelessly to find us all placements to start working in the industry while you complete the portfolio part of the course. I just finished the Electrical 6 week course and the lads found me a job in Birmingham city centre. With a number of exams left to do and portfolio to complete after you finish the 6 weeks in-centre, you can expect the total time to reach being qualified to be around 1-2 years.
beau clarkebeau clarke
08:12 24 Nov 21
Really recommend this training centre. Just finished a 6 week electrical installation course. Tutors Colin and John were great, they were knowledgeable professional and very supportive throughout. Josh and his recruitment team managed to find me a job in the industry starting the Monday after I finished the training. 5 stars all round from me. Thank you to everybody at option skills and keep up the good work!!!
Tom McdonaldTom Mcdonald
17:52 03 Nov 21
Great service from start to finish. Course is very well run & enjoyable. Prepares you for the world of electrics, with constant support from trainers Colin or John when needed. After the course is finished Josh and his team work around the clock to help you get a foot in the door at an electrical company. Constant support & updates, giving you confidence in what can be a hard process. Making it very smooth and simple
Kiril IvanovKiril Ivanov
07:37 14 Oct 21
John, I would like to express how much I enjoyed your classes. Thank you for making your classes special and interesting and enjoying with your innovative teaching.Thank you, for all the fun activities you included in the class to enhance learning, proving the fact that learning can indeed be fun.Great Teachers never try to be the best teachers. They simply bring out the best in their students. You definitely are one and I want you to know this. Thank you for everything.
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RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING FAQs

Frequently asked questions about our renewable enery training.

To be eligible to complete our renewable energy training, you must hold ACS qualifications.

Upskilling as a heating engineer comes with a vast number of benefits. Not only are there millions of gas appliances that need servicing and repairing, but as we head towards a greener future, renewable energy heating options will become more commonplace. 

You’ll be able to offer a broader range of services to customers with your expanded skill set and, as a result, enjoy a higher earning potential.

Renewable energy training takes place over two weeks.

You will be required to be in the centre Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.

The cost of stage one of our renewable energy training is £1550.

For more information on payment options, please speak to our course advisors on 0800 802 1306.

Renewable energy training is available at each one of our training centres.

Heating Engineering

With existing plumbing and gas experience and your renewable energy qualifications, you’ll be able to work as a heating engineer, undertaking a more comprehensive range of projects.

Specialist

With your renewable qualifications, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the different avenues available. For example, some heating engineers specialise in one specific area, such as heat pump installation or low-temperature heating design.

We are trading standards approved training provider, meaning we have been audited by trading standards and meet their criteria.

We have over 1000 5-star views from past students across our training centres.

Established nearly ten years, we have four training centres across the UK.

We put a significant focus on practical, hands-on learning.

We keep class sizes small to ensure focused learning and plenty of individual tutor time for students.

We offer two free exam resits when necessary, deliver refresher training and provide ongoing support to all our students.

We boast our own purpose-built online learning platform to support students in their training.

Our in-house recruitment team assist students in finding employment upon completing their training.

We have new renewable energy training classes starting regularly, so you’ll never have to wait long to begin training with Options Skills.

To find out more and enrol on our renewable energy training, you can request a call back via our contact form or call us directly on 0800 802 1306. 

COURSE LOCATIONS

RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING IN

BIRMINGHAM

RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING IN

MANCHESTER

RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING IN

SOUTH LONDON