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Renewable Heat Installer Training and Support Scheme


Certified installers are needed to help meet the significant demand that the road to net zero has provided. This is a great opportunity for companies to get involved in the growing renewables sector, helping to shape the future of heating in the UK.

This is a great opportunity for companies to get involved in the growing renewables sector, helping to shape the future of heating in the UK.

Renewable Heat Installer Support Scheme (RHITSS) FAQs.

Supporting the Growth of Green Energy


Apply for discounted renewables training and support!

Are you a building services installer looking to get involved in the renewables sector?

Have you been put off in the past by the cost involved?

If so, the RHITSS is for you!

What is the RHITSS?

The RHITSS offers a unique opportunity to get up to 70% off training.

Managed by GTEC in partnership with the MCS, the scheme is designed to support installers overcome barriers associated with joining the renewables sector.

Heating installers will be able to future-proof their businesses by upskilling in one of three promising technologies within the low-carbon heating sector:

  • Heat pumps (air source and ground source)
  • Solar thermal
  • Biomass

What funding is available?

Vouchers are available for up to 70% of the cost of training including heat pump, solar thermal training or biomass training, pre-requisites (such as energy efficiency or hot water systems).

The funding available for a full package of training is worth around £675 per person but limited funding is available, so act fast if you want to get your share of this funding.

How will the RHITSS support installers?

Support and funding levels for each stage are as follows:

  • Technology training – we will help you choose a training provider from our approved network running the latest training packages and ensure you get booked onto the appropriate technology training courses, including pre-requisites.

Support directly from MCS – to compliment the training programme delivered by GTEC, MCS will be offering free support to familiarise applicants with MCS standards, provide specific technical guidance and help companies become certified.

MCS can offer a wide range of one-on-one support, including:

  • Installation site visits
  • Desktop QMS review
  • Teams/Zoom meetings
  • Telephone and email support
  • On-line workshops

A range of downloadable resources is also available - guidance documents, presentations, recorded webinars and templates; all designed to aid installers with their journey to MCS certification.

To enquire about the MCS support available, please call their helpdesk on 0333 1038130 or email

Funding levels

Example costs and levels of support:

Cost Funding cap per training place Cap per company
Pre-requisites Training (EE/WRAS/HWS) £129.50 N/A
Technology Specific Training £416.50 N/A

* All funding is NETT of VAT.

For Example:

ABC Plumbing and heating would like to become MCS certified and has 3 staff members who all want training on air source heat pumps, the staff all need to hold energy efficiency and water regulations to get onto the air source heat pump course.

The company has selected ACME training to provide the training and they charge £210 for the pre-requisites and £595 for the air source heat pump training.

The voucher would be worked out as follows:

Training Vouchers
Number of candidates Course type Cost before voucher Voucher value Cost to be met by installer
3 Energy Efficiency £630 £388.50* £241.50
3 Water Regulations £630 £388.50* £241.50
3 Air Source Heat Pump £1,785 £1,249.50 £535.50
Certification Voucher
Total Voucher Value £2,026.50

* Indicates that the cap was reached. ** All prices exclude VAT.

Is training available across the UK?

Full geographical coverage is provided by our network of independent training centres, these can be selected during the training voucher application.

How long will vouchers be available?

Training has to be completed by September 30th 2021 and you must book and pay your contribution towards your course within 14 days of the voucher being issued, if you do not then the voucher will be cancelled.

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More Information...

Vouchers will be issued on a first come, first served basis. There is no intention to limit the vouchers to a certain number per technology.

Vouchers will be issued to companies based on a cost, technology type and provider, as detailed by the candidate when they apply.

These vouchers can then be redeemed by provider through the administrator (GTEC Training Ltd) who will pay the provider directly.

Providers will have to register with the administrator before a voucher can be issued. Details on how to do this will be made available when the applications open.

If you are a provider and wish to register your interest, please use the link HERE.

For all press enquiries, please send us a message using the "contact us" form

Useful Links

Scheme Administrator (GTEC Training Ltd)
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Green Homes Grant