Renewables Training Courses

Energy Training Hub, a leading authority and centre of excellence, offers quality courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency to meet industry needs.

According to UK Government reports, the UK needs seven million new solar hot water installations by 2020.  Currently, there are about 120,000. The next generation of users, coupled with the introduction of feed-in tariffs for micro-generated electricity, will further stimulate demand for renewable energy skills.

The Energy Training Hub stands out as one of the best commercial training centres in the UK, delivering quality courses and assessment for those wanting to update their skills and knowledge or those looking to gain the required skills to enter the renewables industry. We also offer a wide variety of training, from solar thermal hot water and heat pump systems to small-scale solar photovoltaic systems.

Trainers have outstanding experience of the industry with pass rates that far exceed the national average. Our renewables training courses are run regularly throughout the year and the relevant pre requisite courses are scheuled alongside them.

As an approved centre with City & Guilds and NICEIC Certification, we only offer nationally recognised renewable energy qualifications.  The approved installer will be eligible to join appropriate grants schemes such as the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

City & guilds 2399-12 Installation, & Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems

5 day course

This qualification will allow candidates to be recognised as competent in this new field and provide valuable information and experience for those wishing to join the micro generation certificate scheme.

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What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is aimed at practicing electricians with relevant experience. N/SVQ 3 IN Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence. In addition if not included in the NVQ qualification 17th Edition Certification.

What is the course content?

  • Fundamental working principles, installation options and regulatory requirements for micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Knowledge of requirements to install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems
  • Install, commission and handover small scale photovoltaic systems
  • Knowledge of requirements to inspect, service and maintain small scale solar photovoltaic systems
  • Inspect, service and maintain small scale solar photovoltaic systems

How am I assessed?

Online multiple choice exams and practical assessments.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

This qualification will give you knowledge and understanding towards environmental technology systems. Successful completion will also allow you to apply to be MCS accredited.

How long is the course?

5 day course.

What is the outcome of the course?

City and Guilds 2399 – 12 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems.

What do I need to bring?

  • Proof of pre-requisite qualifications

All course costs include initial registrations, examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.

City & guilds 2399-34 Installation & Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (Non Refrigerant)

5 day course

This qualification will give you knowledge and understanding towards environmental technology systems.

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What are the entry requirements?

N/SVQ 2 in Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating (Domestic, Commercial or Industrial Installation), Oil Fired Technical Services or Gas Installation and Maintenance. Alternatively equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

In addition, if not included in the NVQ qualification:

  • Water Regulations
  • Unvented Hot Water
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
  • What is the course content?

  • Fundamental working principles, installation options and regulatory requirements for micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Knowledge of requirements to install, commission and handover heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Install, commission and handover heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Knowledge of requirements to inspect, service and maintain heat pump system installations (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Inspect, service and maintain heat pump system installations (non-refrigerant circuits)

How am I assessed?

Online multiple choice exams and practical assessments.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

Successful completion will allow you to apply to be MCS accredited.

How long is the course?

5 day course.

What is the outcome of the course?

City & Guilds 2399 – 34 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (Non refrigerant Circuits).

What do I need to bring?

  • Proof of pre-requisite qualifications

All course costs include initial registration, examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.

City & guilds 2399-24 Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

5 day course

This qualification will give you knowledge and understanding towards environmental technology systems.

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What are the entry requirements?

N/SVQ 2 in Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating (Domestic, Commercial or Industrial Installation), Oil Fired Technical Services or Gas Installation and Maintenance. Alternatively equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

In addition, if not included in the NVQ qualification:

  • Water Regulations
  • Unvented Hot Water
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating

What is the course content?

  • Fundamental working principles, installation options and regulatory requirements for micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Knowledge of requirements to install, commission and handover solar thermal hot water systems
  • Install, commission and handover ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems
  • Knowledge of requirements to inspect, service and maintain ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems
  • Inspect, service and maintain ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems

How am I assessed?

Online multiple choice exams and practical assessments.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

Successful completion will allow you to apply to be MCS accredited.

How long is the course?

5 day course.

What is the outcome of the course?

City and Guilds 2399 – 24 award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thernal Hot Water Systems

What do I need to bring?

  • Proof of pre-requisite qualifications

All course costs include initial registration, exam entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.