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Renewable Energy
Training Packages

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.

Accredited Training Centres
Up To
2 Weeks Duration
Flexible
Training

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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
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
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
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
LCL
Accredited

Renewable Energy Training Syllabus

AMPM
MONDAYClassroom
  • 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
MONDAYClassroom/Workshop
  • Induction
  • Heat Pump Overview & Consideration
  • Project planning
  • Health & Safety
  • Standards
TUESDAYClassroom/Workshop
  • Heat Pump Principles
  • Cop/Scop
  • Heating Water Volumes
  • Domestic Hot Water
WEDNESDAYClassroom/Workshop
  • Heat System Design
  • Pump Sizing
  • Installation Considerations
  • Electrical Connections
THURSDAYClassroom/Workshop
  • Setting To Work
  • Documentation
  • Maintenance
  • Fault Finding
  • GSHP Design & Collector Options
FRIDAYClassroom/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
MONDAYClassroom/Workshop
  • Room-by-room Heat Loss Calculations
  • Sizing Heat Emitters
  • Sizing Heat Pumps
TUESDAYClassroom/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.
AMPM
MONDAYClassroom
  • 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.
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

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Renewable Energy Training FAQs

Frequently asked questions about our renewable enery training.

DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?

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

WHY TRAIN AS A HEATING ENGINEER?

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.

HOW LONG IS RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING?

Renewable energy training takes place over two weeks. You will be required to be in the centre Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.

HOW MUCH DOES RENEWABLE ENERGY TRAINING COST?

The cost of stage one of our renewable energy training is usually £1550. However, through government-backed funding, we can now offer Air-Source heat pumps and water regulations training free of charge! Our other renewable energy training is also free, requiring just a certification fee to be paid.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS?

For more information on payment options, please speak to our course advisors at 0800 802 1306. Alternatively, find out whether you’re eligible for finance.

WHERE CAN I TRAIN?

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

WHAT CAREER OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

Numerous career options are available for those who trained in renewable energy heating.

  • 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.

HOW OFTEN DO COURSES START?

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

HOW DO I ENROL?

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

Options Skills Birmingham training centre
Renewable Energy Training In

Birmingham

Options Skills Manchester training centre
Renewable Energy Training In

Manchester

Options Skills London Purley training centre
Renewable Energy Training In

London

Why Choose Options Skills?

Hundreds of students choose Options Skills for their renewable energy training. Thanks to our high-quality training, fully-equipped training centres and ongoing support, our students gain their qualifications and launch new careers.

  • We are a trading standards-approved training provider, meaning we have been audited by trading standards and meet their criteria.
  • We have over 1000 5-star reviews 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.