Government announces new heat pump training grant

The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero has launched a new Heat Pump Training Grant to propel the move to cleaner energy usage in homes.

Over the next two years a total of £5 million will be available to support 10,000 plumbing and heating engineers in England upskill to become accredited to install heat pumps. Each person will be eligible for a grant of up to £500 towards their training costs.

“We’re excited about this new training grant initiative and have been working closely with the government, providing advice and guidance to ensure any training grants offered benefit those working in the plumbing and heating industry,” said Neil Collishaw, CEO at BPEC, “All BPEC’s heat pump qualifications have been included in the list of approved courses and we will be promoting this initiative to all our centres that offer training across England.”

BPEC is proud to have been a trailblazer in this field and for over a decade has developed and offered renewable training materials, courses, and qualifications for the Building Services Engineering sector, to fulfil our mission of ‘identifying and meeting the skills needs for the future’.

Training providers will need to apply to offer the grant.

More information on BPEC’s low carbon heating training provision can be found at https://bpec.org.uk/qualifications/renewables-qualifications/

More information regarding this government initiative can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/14-million-cash-boost-to-accelerate-rollout-of-low-carbon-heating

Background

BPEC is an industry leading specialised provider of qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials. It is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the Plumbing and Heating Industry and all surplus funds generated by its activities are re- invested by The BPEC Charity.

The focus of the charity’s work is to raise the knowledge and skills of those who work in the sector as well as providing opportunities to support individuals and groups via several awards.

For more information email marketing@bpec.org.uk or call 01332 376021