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Renewable training courses

Take your place in the green revolution!

Transport and heating are two of the most carbon intensive sectors in the UK.

As we head towards net zero 2050, major changes with the way we fuel our cars and heat our homes are creating business opportunities for skilled heating engineers and electrical installers.

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Air Source Heat Pump Training Course

Learn how to install high-quality, high-efficiency Air Source Heat Pump systems. 3-day training course, accredited by LCL Awards. Enrol today for £660.00 exc. VAT

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Solar PV Training

This solar PV training course is aimed at experienced domestic and commercial electrical operatives who want to add to their services.

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Battery Storage Training Course

GTEC runs the UK's leading Battery Storage Systems training course, also known as electrical energy storage systems (EESS). Book online now.

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EV Charging

EV Charging Course

Learn to specify and install electric vehicle charge points. 2-day course accredited by LCL Awards. Enrol today for £445.00 exc. VAT.

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Energy Efficiency Label

Energy Efficiency (Part L) Training Course

This LCL Awards course will enable heating engineers operatives to self certificate as required by the Building Regulations Part L.

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Ground Source Heat Pump Coil

Ground Source Heat Pump Training

Learn how to install Ground Source Heat Pumps today. Level 3 RQF for experienced heating engineers. Become MCS qualified. Book Online

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Solar Thermal Installation Training

This LCL Awards Solar Thermal Installation Course is a Level 3 qualification for experienced heating installers. Book Now!

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Low Temperature Heating Control

Low Temperature Heating & Hot Water Systems in Dwellings

This qualification is designed with the CIPHE The Heat Pump Association, with the help of their members to meet the need for current and future requirements.

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Biomass Pellets

Biomass Training Course

LCL Awards RQF Level 3 Award in installation maintenance of wood pellet burning appliances. This course is for experienced heating engineers.

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Principles of Heat Metering for Renewable Heat Installations Course

Learn to install, commission, and maintain heat meters for renewable heat installations. GTEC's 1-day LCL Awards Level 2 course. Learn more...

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Renewable Energy Imagery

Introduction to Renewables Course

Introduction to Renewables 2 Day Course defines the main aims of sustainability, the need for energy efficiency and how renewable technology is used

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Future-proof your business 

Renewable technologies are playing a growing role in the heating landscape as the UK begins to phase out fossil fuels heating systems in favour of low-carbon alternatives, such as heat pumps and solar thermal. 

There is no ‘silver-bullet’ replacement for gas and oil central heating systems and installers will need to be skilled and qualified in a range of technologies to meet the specific needs of a building and its occupants. 

The UK is also gearing up to end the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, fuelling a rapid growth in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and a strong demand for charging infrastructure.

GTEC is a specialist renewables training centre offing a wide range of qualifications that enable installers to become Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified and embrace the low-carbon future.

Heat pump training 

Heat pumps have received widespread government support, but there is a severe lack of suitably qualified installers to deliver on ambitious aims to install 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028.

We deliver LCL Awards ground source heat pump (GSHP) and air source heat pump (ASHP) training courses, which are designed for experienced installers and can be completed in as little as 3 days.

Electric Vehicles

We need to rapidly scale-up charging infrastructure to meet demand, with an estimated 370,000 public charge points and 19 million home charge points required by 2035.

GTEC’s Level 3 EV Charge Point installation course is the ideal upskill for electricians and electrical engineers looking to expand into this rapidly growing market. 

Solar PV

Solar PV helps homeowners cut their electricity bills, reduce their carbon footprint and receive payments for surplus electricity through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). GTEC’s 3-day Level 3 solar PV course is aimed at experienced electricians wanting to expand into the renewables sector. 

Battery storage

Battery technology has improved greatly in recent years and offers great potential for a low-carbon society, leading to wider use of Electrical Energy Storage Systems (EESS) in domestic settings. We offer LCL Awards’ pioneering Level 3 qualification for electrical engineers who want to lead the charge in this emerging sector.

Solar thermal

Solar thermal technology works well alongside heat pump systems. For engineers looking to offer a full heating service, our Level 3 Solar Thermal Installation course is the ideal upskill. 


Biomass is a versatile technology that will help to build a diverse and green energy mix for the future. Our 3 day Biomass Installer course covers the most common types of woody biomass heating systems safely and efficiently, providing competency in installation, commissioning and maintenance. 

Introduction to renewables

Just want to know more about renewable technologies and their application and/or suitability to specific buildings or businesses? Our Introduction to renewables course gives a thorough overview of the renewable technologies, enabling anyone from M&E contractors to Facilities Managers to specify appropriate technologies and discuss projects with confidence. 

Complimentary courses:

Heat Meteringa one day course ideal for anyone involved in the selection, positioning or installation of heat meters in accordance with MCS Domestic RHI Metering Guidance. 

WRAS Water Regulations and Energy Efficiency Part L, necessary prerequisites for heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass.   

Heatloss Calculations, enabling installers to accurately understand, design and specify low-temperature domestic heating systems.

MCS Made Easy – online e-learning platform designed to help installers comply with MCS 001, which covers the key requirements required to become MCS Certified.

In the first quarter of 2023, renewable energy sources generated a record 47.8% of total electricity generation in the UK, according to a government report. The main renewable sources contributing to this growth are wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. 

The UK government has set a target for all electricity to come from 100% zero-carbon generation by 2035.

The growth of the renewable energy industry directly creates jobs in areas like manufacturing, construction, installation, operations and maintenance. It also creates indirect jobs across the supply chain. 

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the UK's renewable energy industry employed 34,000 people in 2021. These numbers are expected to rise as more renewable capacity is added.

GTEC is a leading provider of renewable technology installation training in the UK. We offer a wide range of courses designed to help existing plumbing & heating engineers and electricians start a career in the renewable energy sector.

Here are some tips on how to start a career in the renewable energy sector in the UK:

  • Educate yourself. The first step to getting involved in renewables is to educate yourself about the different types of jobs available. GTEC offers a wide range of courses that can help you learn about renewable energy technologies, such as solar PV, heat pumps and biomass.
  • Check you’ve got the right qualifications & experience. If you want to install renewable building services technologies, you need to be already working in the heating or electrical sector. Our training courses have prerequisite qualifications, some of which you can take at GTEC.
  • Get certified. GTEC offers a variety of accredited courses that will prove your skill to prospective end users and employers. Our heat pump, solar pv, solar thermal, EV charging and biomass qualifications are recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), meeting the training requirement of MCS certification.
  • Network. Networking is a great way to learn about job opportunities and meet potential employers. Come and join us at a trade show and get to know people in the industry.