Heat pump skills gap being tackled by Quantum‘s training

More UK households and businesses are installing heat pumps than ever before – more than 3,000 per month on average, fuelling a heat pump skills gap. 

There were 17,920 heat pump installations in the first six months of 2023, according to MCS data, with nearly a quarter of a million households expected to adopt renewable energy by the end of the year. 

However, there is a shortage of qualified installers – it is estimated there are only 3,000 trained heat pump engineers in the UK but at least 27,000 will be needed in the next six years, according to social good charity Nesta

Our specialist training course aims to address this skills gap – our LCL Awards Level 3 course covers the installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps and is ideal for learners from a heating background who want to upskill.

Plus, heating engineers who complete our three-day course also qualify for funding support of £500, under the Heat Training Grant initiative.  

The qualification is acceptable to all MCS providers and will train you to become a competent and confident air source heat pump Installer, allowing you to grow your business and support the decarbonisation of heating systems.

The rise in demand for heat pumps is partly being fuelled by Government grants for installations – in England and Wales, you can claim £5,000 towards an air source heat pump under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

The UK Government has also set a target of increasing annual installation of heat pumps to 600,000 by 2028, from around 30,000 before 2020. 

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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