Danfoss opens doors for fully funded renewables training

Plumbers and other tradespeople from eligible postcodes in South Yorkshire, North East Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire are being invited to take advantage of fully funded accredited training courses in renewable energy, which are being held at Danfoss’ School of Heat Pump Technology in Sheffield.

Sheffield-based heat pump manufacturer Danfoss Ltd is working with SevenoaksEnergyAcademy to host the four day courses, which are running every week from now until Christmas and are aimed at tradespeople, who are either self employed or work for an SME business.

Each course is fully funded via Skills Support for the Workforce and will enable candidates to gain a fully accredited BPEC or City & Guilds qualification, providing them with opportunities to develop their business and skills within the renewable energy sector.

There are up to 1,000 places being offered, which includes accredited courses in Solar Thermal Heat Pumps, Green Deal Advisor, Electrical Inspection and Testing, Portable Appliance Testing, Solar PV and Rainwater Harvesting. The only eligibility criteria is that candidates must have been resident in the UK for at least three years, they must be employed by an SME business (under 250 employees) or be self employed in the identified funding region (see below).

Chris Dale, director of Danfoss, said: “With opportunities arising from the Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive, which is planned to be introduced for domestic users from next Spring, this is a great time to become a renewable energy installer.  We are pleased that our School of Heat Pump Technology will be hosting these valuable and relevant courses and look forward to seeing many people benefiting over the coming months.”

Richard Gould, director at Sevenoaks Energy Academy, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Danfoss in Sheffield to offer these accredited training courses.  It really is a great opportunity for tradespeople to reap the benefits of fully funded training, especially as all courses are accredited and government-backed.”

For more details or to book a course, contact Danfoss on: 0114 270 3900 or visit the website

Eligible postcodes:
Doncaster DN1-DN14, DN21, DN22, WF8
Bassetlaw & Bolsover DE4, DE45, DE55, DE56, DE6, SK17, ST14, NG16, NG19, NG20, NG22, NG23, S80, S81
Barnsley S70-S75, HD8, HD9
Rotherham S60-S66, S25, S26
Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire S40-S49
Sheffield A S1-S4, S9, S12, S13, S20, S21, S96-S99
Sheffield B S5, S7, S8, S10, S14, S18
Sheffield C S6, S11, S17, S32, S33, S35, S36