For a limited time only, plumbing and heating installers can access heavily discounted Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) training through the UK’s number one renewables training provider, GTEC. Available at its nationwide centres, eligible trainees pay just £160, plus VAT*. Training is designed for experienced plumbing and heating engineers and takes three days in total.
Offering a considerable saving – the LCL Awards Level 3 ASHP course usually costs £660 – interested parties will need to as there are only 260 places available. Training must be completed by the end of March 2024.
Griff Thomas, MD for GTEC, said: “Upskilling into heat pumps is an ideal step for existing plumbing and heating installers. There is a considerable skills shortage of heat pump engineers, with demand far outstripping the number of suitably trained trades people. As we move forward into 2024, this demand will only increase, fuelled by the recent uplift in funding under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) – and have remained 60% higher ever since.
“Even without financial incentives, there have been some exciting developments in heat pump delivery this year, including the option to spread costs through manufacturers such as Aira, which will see switching to a heat pump becoming affordable for many more people.
“We expect interest in our discounted heat pump training be high, so book now to avoid disappointment.”
Where can I train with GTEC?
GTEC approved centres are located nationwide, including:
- North Yorkshire – GTEC’s HQ in Hawes
- Farnborough – City Plumbing Energy Efficiency Centre
- High Wycombe – Building Performance Hub
- Sunderland – SECON
- Axminster – Total Renewables Solutions
How do I book a discounted heat pump course?
Businesses can book training for multiple candidates.
Am I eligible for GTEC’s heat pump training?
The LCL Awards Level 3 Air Source Heat Pump qualification is designed for experienced plumbing and heating engineers. Suitable candidates should have a Level 2/3 SVQ or NVQ in plumbing, heating/ventilation gas or oil.
WRAS Water Regulations are also a pre-requisite, but these can be completed alongside ASHP training if necessary. Please note, there is no funding available for pre-requisite training.
How much will the discounted heat pump training cost in total?
Funded ASHP training is just £160. *VAT is payable on the original cost of the course, at £132. So, for a VAT registered business, the total cost would be £292.