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BESA offers free places on heat pump course

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is offering 400 free places in its latest phase of heat pump installation training courses.

The new course blends practical training and online learning and is the next phase of a programme that BESA runs in partnership with MCS and heating equipment manufacturer Worcester Bosch. 

The first phase of online training was completed by 1,000 installers. Now a further 400 places are being offered free of charge.

BESA was one of the organisations to benefit from the £9.2m of funding provided by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero following its recent Home Decarbonisation Skills Training competition to support heat pump and energy efficiency training across England.

The Association’s share will allow it to deliver free training for qualified plumbing, heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning engineers looking to upskill, and provide the technical competence for businesses to be guided through the MCS-accreditation process.  

This new hybrid course is being delivered through the Association’s online training Academy and will run until the end of July. It includes a two-day practical element as well as five hours of online theory which can be completed in ‘bite size chunks’ at the convenience of the student.

The two days practical and final assessment will take place at one of BESA’s approved local colleges or training centres. On completing the training, students will be able to correctly specify and install low temperature heating systems, accurately size components, commission, and handover systems properly, as well as carrying out lifecycle maintenance.

To register your interest in the training click here.

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