Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Training voucher scheme launched

Redeem your RHI training vouchers at the largest quality assured network of RHI training provision in the country and have your installers and company advertised through the Trained Installer Register.

The training voucher scheme has been launched by government to help industry install renewable heating systems. What doses this mean for plumbing/heating and ventilating engineers and how will it work?

Cross-skilling support

There is £250,000 of funding to support installers who are already qualified in a heating and/or plumbing and can go on to up-skill and obtain qualifications in a heat based renewable technologies.

Funding is available through training vouchers for qualifications in the installation and maintenance of the following technologies:

The vouchers are valued at 75% of the cost of the training, up-to a maximum of £500 per voucher, enabling up to 500 training vouchers to be issued.  Vouchers will be limited to five per company and will be issued to the applicant, you will then be allowed to redeem your voucher on a qualifying accredited course of your choosing.

Apprenticeship support

A further £250,000 of funding is available to support apprentices to include renewables in their apprenticeship programme. Again from the following heat based renewable technologies:

The funding will be available to support apprentices who have already selected a particular renewable technology to complete their apprenticeship programme but wish to add additional technologies.

The scheme will also support those apprentices who have selected a ‘conventional’ fuel on which to complete their apprenticeship programme (such as oil or gas) and who wish to take up one or more renewable technology in addition to the conventional fuel.

Where you can train...

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies delivers accredited training in environmental technologies across the UK.  We offer to accompany our courses a full selection of quality learner manuals and handy pocket guides.

Or, if you and your colleagues prefer to not too miss too much time from work we also offer different training options, via assessment only, top-up or a full training programme – which can be delivered via our online materials. Visit the online courses here.   

What's next?

To register your interest in obtaining your RHI vouchers please visit:

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