Yesterday (21st July) the Government announced details of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) – available from 1st August – which will give qualifying customers access to funding for the installation of renewable heating systems, in advance of the full RHI scheme being launched in October.
The focus of the Premium Payment will be homeowners currently relying on off-gas means of heating, such as oil and electricity, which can prove extremely expensive. Money will be available for up to 25,000 installations over the next year, with grants awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Under the Premium Payment, homeowners can access up to £950 towards the cost of installing a biomass boiler, £1,250 for a ground source heat pump, £850 for an air source heat pump and £300 toward solar hot water panels. Solar thermal is available to any household, but in order for your customers to access biomass or heat pump funding, end-users will need to ensure they have basic energy efficiency measures in place. Priority will be given to the 5.5 million households in Britain not heated by mains gas.
To take advantage of the increase in demand for renewable heating the RHPP will create, installers must make sure they are microgeneration scheme (MCS) accredited, part of which includes undertaking the relevant training. In the case of the Premium Payment this will be particularly relevant to rural installers, who may have access to the greatest number of customers eligible for the scheme.
Logic4training delivers heat pump and solar thermal installation courses which meet the requirements of the MCS. At the moment, we can also offer up to 70% off the price of this training for installers in the East of England, click here for more information.
As the kid’s summer holidays finally arrive, many of you have a welcome quiet couple of months ahead while the whole world and his wife seems to take a vacation. Why not use this opportunity to get up-to-speed with your training? The heating season will be with us again sooner than you know it and for many, that means ACS (Approved Certification Scheme) qualifications need renewing. If you’re a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer, you must make sure you’ve got the correct FGas training under your belt.
Maybe you want to add more to your offering; domestic gas engineers might want to up-skill to the commercial side of things and across the board, renewables are becoming an increasingly popular choice with this market expanding at a rapid rate.
October should see the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for domestic applications. To take advantage of the market opportunities this will create, your company needs to be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) approved. Our renewable installation courses are recognised by the MCS so go towards accreditation. By taking appropriate training and other necessary steps now, you can make sure that your business is ready for the increase in demand for renewable heat come the end of the year.
Our July special offers will help you get up to speed with relevant training while benefitting from reduced rates at all of our centres and on many of our courses. Current special offers are as follows:
• 20% off all courses* taken at our Luton centre; training must be booked by the 31st August but can be taken at any time.
• 20% off FGas training, from Monday 8th to the 12th August at our Basildon centre.
• 70% off renewables training for installers in the East of England – Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex (outside the M25), Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
• £25 off Logic4training’s working at heights course when booked in conjunction with solar thermal or solar PV courses at our Northolt centre.
Introducing, Logic4trade, the new, online store selling testing, inspection and consumable products for gas engineers, oil installers and electricians. Items on sale range from installation, maintenance and safety testing equipment to personalised work wear and van accessories.
Providing products of the highest quality from some of the UK’s leading brands, including Anton and a range of licensed Gas Safe Registered equipment, available exclusively to registered gas engineers, Logic4trade is committed to providing building services engineers with the right tools to do their job safely and efficiently.
Logic4trade is a sister company to Logic4training, which delivers training and assessment services for heating, plumbing, electrical and air-conditioning installers, plus Micro-generation Scheme (MCS) approved renewables training, safety courses and Approved Prior Learning programmes.
Kevin Budd, Managing Director of Logic4trade, said: “I am delighted to introduce Logic4trade, which compliments perfectly the training services supplied by Logic4training. This new web-based shop completes our commitment to arming installers with the skills, and now equipment, to do their jobs properly and within the law.”
All items on the site can be bought through Logic4trade’s secure online shop, using PayPal, debit or credit card. To find out more, visit www.logic4trade.co.uk.