The RHI Training Support Voucher scheme has been extended, with an additional £150,000 added to the £500,000 pot.
The scheme, which offers £500 or 75% off the cost of training in solar thermal, heat pump and biomass training, plus an apprenticeship initiative, has been subject to high demand. Based on the early indications of interest and the number of vouchers already issued, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has decided to increase the funding for the scheme in order to further bolster the supply chain in the run up to the launch of the domestic renewable heat incentive.
Giving consumers and installers reliable information is an important part of helping them make decisions about their heating system. With the launch of the domestic renewable heat incentive imminent, it is an important time to ensure that consumers have a range of installers to consult, and that these installers are trained to the very latest standards.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:
“Today’s (11/02/14) announcement is a positive reflection on the industry’s willingness to come on board with the government’s push towards renewable heating. I am excited to be able to announce this additional funding, which should be taken as yet another sign of DECC’s commitment to renewable heating and the imminent arrival of the domestic RHI this spring. By incorporating renewable heating into the businesses of many off-gas grid installers, consumers unsure about their next heating system will be able to more easily access knowledgeable, trusted sources of advice in their home.
Griff Thomas of GTEC Training Ltd, who are administering the scheme, said:
“We are delighted that the uptake in vouchers has been so positive and we have seen some great feedback from the industry already, we think the additional funding will make sure that the scheme delivers all of its objectives”
Logic4training is one of the first training providers delivering courses approved by the RHI Training Voucher scheme; Solar Thermal Hot Water and Heat Pump training, with biomass being made available in the coming months.
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If you haven’t yet applied for a RHI Training Voucher, do so now at: www.rhitraining.co.uk