Why gaining green skills should be your New Year Resolution

Looking to learn something new in 2024? Here’s why you should consider our LCL green skills training courses…

An engineer wearing a red shirt and red cap is installing a heat pump at a home

The green skills sector needs to recruit 400,000 workers between now and 2050 for the UK to meet its net zero goals, according to research by the National Grid

And one in three UK job postings now requires green skills, LinkedIn’s Global Green Skills Report has revealed. 

But demand is vastly outstripping supply, especially when it comes to workers qualified to install low-carbon technology such as heat pumps, solar PV and electric car charging points. 

UK homeowners and businesses are increasingly adopting green energy and heating technologies  – MSC data shows there were 220,500 certified installations in 2023.

This marks the most successful year for small-scale renewable installations since 2008, when records began to be kept.


Heat pump uptake remains high, thanks in part to the Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which offers grants to homeowners and businesses looking to replace a fossil fuel heating system with a heat pump.

It was announced on 18 December that another £1.5 billion has been committed to the scheme. 

The Government also hopes to have 600,000 heat pump installations per year by 2028.

But there are only 3,000 trained heat pump engineers in the UK, according to social good charity Nesta, and at least 27,000 qualified engineers will be needed by 2028. 

Our specialist training course is helping to address this skills gap. It is ideal for learners from a heating background who would like to upskill. 

Plus, heating engineers who take our LCL Awards Level 3 course, which covers the installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps, could qualify for funding support. 

Up to £500 can be claimed to cover the cost of heat pump training as part of the Government’s Heat Training Grant. Our team can advise on your application when you sign up for our training. 


We offer a range of training courses accredited by LCL Awards and Daikin to help you upskill in 2024. These include Level 3 courses covering electric vehicle charging equipment and small-scale solar PV.

Our other courses include low temperature heating and hot water, energy efficiency for gas and oil-fired domestic heating and hot water, hot water systems and safety, and electrical energy storage systems

For a full list of our courses, please visit thequantumgroup.uk.com/courses-page

Quantum Group Managing Partner Maria Gonella said: “The decarbonisation and renewable energies sector is growing rapidly. You can advance your employment prospects and be part of a rapidly growing workforce that focuses on sustainable growth and the transition to a net zero world.

“At Quantum Group, we specialise in providing opportunities to learn green skills through our range of courses. Our experienced trainers will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully install and maintain in-demand green technologies. 

“Funding help is also available to help you upskill. Contact our team for more information.”

Our team is happy to answer any questions. For more information email us at training@thequantumgroup.uk.com or call 01708 528240.

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