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Consultation now open for heat pump training course qualification criteria
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Consultation now open for heat pump training course qualification criteria

The Heat Pump Association, along with other representatives within the low carbon heating industry, has published two consultations to discuss the qualification criteria for training courses on low carbon heating systems. Installers are encouraged to feed their thoughts and comments into both consultations, which will remain open until 30th June 2020.

Update July 2020: Please be advised that these consultations have now closed 

In preparation for the increased uptake of low carbon heating solutions and the need for qualified installers to meet this growing demand, a Coalition of Heating Industry bodies from the low carbon heating sector has published two consultations to discuss the qualification criteria for supporting training courses. The first consultation is focused on the criteria that should be applied to training courses that encompass all types of low temperature heating systems. Meanwhile, the second consultation is centred on the specific criteria that should apply to heat pump system training courses specifically.

Each consultation details the proposed criteria currently drafted for each of the respective training courses as well as a series of questions forming surveys that the HPA and other industry bodies are inviting installers to complete. To read more about the consultation into the Low Temperature Heating Systems training criteria and to complete the supporting survey, please click here. To discover more about the Heat Pump training criteria, including access to the proposals for the course frameworks as well as the accompanying survey, please click here.

Installers are encouraged to participate in these consultations and to complete the surveys by 5pm on 30th June 2020. All feedback will be reviewed by the Coalition of Heating Industry bodies and will inform their final proposals for the future training framework and qualifications for low temperature and low carbon heating systems.

“Grant Engineering strongly believe that a Competent Persons Scheme is an essential part of the UK’s route to a low carbon heating future,” writes Neil Sawers, Commercial Technical Manager at Grant UK. “We have been working closely with the HPA and other bodies in the sector, supporting the development of a CPS encompassing the necessary training for installers to help them upskill into the renewables market and become confident installers of low carbon heating systems, including air source heat pumps. Grant UK welcomes these two consultations and we encourage installers to take part and complete the surveys.”

Consultation now open for heat pump training course qualification criteria
Credit: Heat Pump Association

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