Sustainable Energy and Renewable Technologies


Our City & Guilds assured course offers a comprehensive foundation in sustainable energy technologies (ASHP, Solar PV and Thermal, EV Charging and Battery Energy Storage) and their practical applications in the built environment. Whether you’re a student, a professional looking to upskill or an environmental enthusiast, this course provides the knowledge and practical know-how to contribute to the net-zero workforce and make a positive impact on our planet.


In person: 36 guided learning hours

18 hours of theoretical learning (divided into six units).
18 hours of practical sessions (six hands-on sessions).


150 guided learning hours, available on enquiry


36 guided learning hours in-person, £150 exc. VAT
150 guided learning hours, £625 exc. VAT

Course content

Participants will:

  • Develop a strong theoretical understanding of sustainable energy technologies
  • Gain practical experience working with leading industry equipment in a live working environment
  • Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable energy sources and make informed decisions on specification
  • Understand the physics of energy production, advantages and disadvantages of different systems, and proper installation and maintenance procedures
  • Recognise the importance of low-carbon technologies in achieving decarbonisation targets and transitioning to a net-zero future.

Our comprehensive course is delivered over 36 guided learning hours, consisting of:

Theoretical course content (18 hours):

  • Fossil fuels
  • Global warming
  • Building regulations and strategies
  • Power generation
  • Domestic renewable energy systems
  • Approved persons schemes and heat loss calculations

Practical sessions (18 hours):

  • Air source heat pump
  • Solar thermal
  • Photo voltaic
  • Battery storage
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Client presentation of renewable energy technologies (self-development module).

Practical sessions for low carbon technologies give learners a true practical introduction through the following learning methods:

  • Component identification
  • Fault identification
  • Install and Commission
  • Maintain and Service
  • Set up parameters
  • Monitor a live working system.

Please check out Quantum’s Renewable Training Facilities if you’re interested in a dedicated renewables learning environment.

Assessment and certification

To evaluate your progress and ensure competence, the assessment includes:

  • Health and safety awareness exercise
  • Risk assessment on practical pathways
  • Open book knowledge assessments
  • Locally assessed practical tasks
  • Presentation to a client on renewable energy choices.

Successful completion of the course leads to a recognized certification issued by City & Guilds.

Course dates

This course is available year-round. College staff who wish to register students for this course should email us at

Additional support

At Quantum, we are dedicated to providing exceptional training and support. As such, we offer the following:

Train the Green Trainer Academy

In-person training available at our Rainham, London location (by appointment)

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Coming soon! Online CPD training videos

Covering theoretical course content and Quantum Renewable Training Facility walkthroughs.


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