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Daikin encourages RHI training voucher uptake

David Mallett

Daikin UK is encouraging heating installers to register for training vouchers funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

£500,000 is currently available to installers training in the run up to the launch of the domestic RHI. Pre-registration is available at www.rhitraining.co.uk

Companies can apply for up to five vouchers, worth up to £500 each, for installers to undertake accredited training courses. The vouchers will cover 75 percent of the training cost up to a maximum amount of £500. Once issued the vouchers need to be redeemed by the training centre within three months.

A separate scheme is available for companies to support their apprentices with training in renewable technology.

Peter Verkempynck, managing director at Daikin UK, said: “We are pleased that the government is supporting installer training in the renewables industry. Along with our own investment in training programmes, the additional funding will help to provide more places to upskill the workforce in preparation for the RHI scheme. Support, such as this, will help achieve the government’s target of 20 percent of the UK’s energy provision to be sourced from renewables by 2020.”

Daikin UK has a series of courses which are eligible for the voucher scheme,  accredited by EAL, including: Installation and Commissioning: Generic Air & Ground Source and Daikin Altherma LT and Service and Inspection: Generic Air & Ground Source and Daikin Altherma LT.