The Renewable Heat Installer Training & Support Scheme (RHITSS) has now launched, offering installers up to 70% off the training and associated certification required to become a heat pump or solar thermal engineer – two of the most popular and accessible renewable technologies.

Managed by GTEC in partnership with MCS, the standards organisation for the sector, funding covers renewable qualifications, plus any other pre-requisite courses – such as energy efficiency or hot water systems. Providing a package of support, GTEC will help individual installers and businesses find a suitable training location, and guide them through the process of MCS and TrustMark registration.

A minimum package of training and certification is worth approximately £1,300.

Companies have been able to register their interest since the start of the year and so far over 500 have signed up. It is predicted that the RHITSS will help around 1,000 businesses in total.

Interested companies can apply for funding and find out more by clicking here.