MCS course plugs training gap

Published:  28 June, 2017

NIBE Energy Systems has launched a BPEC heat pump course at one of its training and education centres.

The industry-recognised qualification, which is a requirement for installers wishing to either become or to retain their MCS accreditation, is now available at the company's training facility in Chesterfield.

"It had become apparent that installers were finding it more and more difficult to source this essential training, either to become newly qualified or to update their existing qualifications," explained Robin Adderley, Sales and Marketing Director of NIBE Energy Systems.

"As this plays a vital part in our sector of the plumbing and heating industry, we decided to offer the course via our existing, well respected training centre to ensure the future of renewable heat pump systems was reinforced from an installer angle, with the required support across the UK."

The course, which allows installers to satisfy the growing demand for the installation of renewable energy heat pump systems in domestic and commercial settings, will allow installers to consolidate their ability to not only install, but also maintain, a variety of heat pump systems including ground source and air source, both of which continue to grow in popularity.

Candidates should ideally have in excess of five years' experience in an associated field (plumbing or heating engineering) and a qualification which equates to NVQ Level 3 in plumbing, heating or engineering.

However, the course is also available to those that are currently working towards such qualifications, to allow them to gain specialised training in the newest sector of the industry.

"Renewable energy heat pump systems are becoming increasingly popular and it is important that the correct training is given to heating installers to enable them to competently and professionally install these niche systems," Robin continued. "At NIBE we take great pride in training and have NIBE VIP Installers that have undergone programmes on installing our own systems. To be able to support the industry by offering this additional course will place installers in a very strong position to be able to cope with the growing demand for heat pump systems competently, and with confidence."

The course costs £360 per person, incl-VAT. Currently available course dates for 2017 are 12-14 September, 17–19 October and 14–16 November.

More information can be found online at www.nibe.co.uk.

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