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.
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!
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:
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.
Support and funding levels for each stage are as follows:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
|Number of candidates||Course type||Cost before voucher||Voucher value||Cost to be met by installer|
|3||Air Source Heat Pump||£1,785||£1,249.50||£535.50|
|Total Voucher Value||£2,026.50|
* Indicates that the cap was reached. ** All prices exclude VAT.
Full geographical coverage is provided by our network of independent training centres, these can be selected during the training voucher application.
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.
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.
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