Should I consider training in renewable heating?

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As the UK moves towards meeting Net Zero by 2050 and more conversations are being had around gas boilers being banned, is it about time you consider training in another area of heating?

Lets face it, chances are there will always be a place in the world for a gas engineer – they aren’t going to disappear overnight! However, with consumers being more conscious of their impact on the environment they are considering what their options are when it comes to heating their homes.

LCL Awards offer a Level 3 in Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps (non- refrigerant Circuits) 601/2504/4. This course is for engineers wishing to upskill their existing qualifications and is great introduction to renewable heating with installation and maintenance of heat pumps.

When you complete this course at the Energy Academy, we ensure you learn;

  • Heat pump design
  • Components
  • Fault diagnosis and solutions
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Test, commissioning, and customer handover
  • Inspect, service and maintenance


As with all our courses we will encourage you to learn not only in a classroom but also practically. To enrol on this course, we would ask you to ideally have a Water Regulations certificate, and one of the below:

  • Level 2 or 3 in plumbing in heating & ventilation / gas / oil
  • ACS Core qualifications (certificate)
  • OFTEC qualifications (certificate)
  • HETAS qualification (certificate)


Following completion of the training course, you will be assessed with two online multiple choice assessment papers and alongside  theo -based assessments in the centre.

With the heating industry changing more than ever it is worth considering your options and where you see your career going in the future. The Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps course would allow you to upskill and be at the forefront of the renewable revolution.

At the Energy Academy we are firm believers in ensuring all our potential candidates understand what is involved in our courses and the cost. You can view further information on this course here or if you would like to speak to someone, please use the live chat or give us a call on 0345 521 0369.

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