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Ideal Heating supports government’s £5m Heat Training Grant scheme

Blog03 March 2023

We're thrilled to support the Government's new £5 million Heat Training Grant scheme, which aims to train 10,000 installers to become experts in low carbon heating over the next two years. Installers can claim a £500 grant to assist with the training required to offer heat pumps to customers. This grant could cover most of the cost of a Level 3 Heat Pump course, which typically takes an experienced gas or oil heating installer one week or less to complete. The grant can be utilized at our new National Training & Technology Centre in East Yorkshire, located at Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle, near Hull. This state-of-the-art facility focuses on low carbon heating and re-skilling installers for the acceleration of heat pumps and heating networks across the UK.

Shaun Edwards, CEO of Groupe Atlantic UK, ROI, and North America Divisions, expressed,

“At Ideal Heating, we believe installers will play a critical role in the decarbonization of heating, and we welcome further government funding targeted at heat pump training.”

He also mentioned that Ideal Heating Expert Academy is committed to providing additional subsidized training for installers participating in the government scheme. Edwards emphasized that this financial support, combined with the upcoming opening of their National Training and Technology Centre, will make the upskilling of the sector to install and maintain heat pumps as affordable and accessible as possible, supporting the drive to net zero emissions.

Heat pumps are recognized for their high efficiency and reliability, making them crucial for reducing carbon emissions in both domestic and commercial settings. The Government aims to increase heat pump deployment to 600,000 per year by 2028, a significant increase from 2021. To meet this demand, the Heat Training Grant will provide heating engineers with grants of up to £500 to help cover training costs. This initiative is part of a wider £14 million commitment from the government to accelerate the installation of heat pumps in homes and businesses.

Lord Callanan, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, highlighted the importance of this funding in driving the rollout of heat pumps by making them more affordable and easier to install. He emphasized the need for a skilled workforce and the training of thousands of individuals to become experts in installing heat pumps and heat networks, aligning with the country's push towards achieving net zero emissions.

For more details on all of the training courses offered through our Expert Academy, please visit our Training page.