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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.
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 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 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 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.
Heat Metering – a 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.