BPEC ramping up green skills training

The drive for renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is, now more than ever, at the forefront of the UK Government’s net zero strategies and training to meet these needs has never been more relevant. 
With the increase in renewable energy comes the need for training and qualifications to ensure we have a workforce with the green skills to install zero and low-carbon systems.  

BPEC is ramping up its provision of training to meet the growing needs of the UK government's net zero strategy.

BPEC offers renewable training materials, courses, and qualifications for the BSE sector, to fulfil their mission of ‘identifying and meeting the skills needs for the future.’  

UK-wide network 

With a UK-wide network of approved centres offering renewable training courses, BPEC states that it is ‘keen to extend its support to help other training providers develop their renewables portfolio’.  

By working with BPEC, training providers can access qualifications and courses in the following areas:  

  • Heat pumps (Air Source and Ground Source) 
  • Solar thermal hot water systems 
  • Solar photovoltaic systems 
  • Electrical energy storage systems (battery storage) 
  • Low-temperature hot water heating systems 
  • Awareness of environmental systems 
  • Energy efficiency (Part L) 
  • Domestic ventilation systems  
  • Solid biomass 

Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS said, “We are proud of the collaborative work we undertake with BPEC, especially when it comes to driving up competency, skills and knowledge across the renewables sector. 

“As like-minded, not-for-profit organisations our shared aim is to ensure contractors have the right skills for renewable and low carbon installations. As an industry, we need to increase the number of installers to service a growing market and this needs to be supported by good coverage of quality training and qualifications across the whole of the UK.” 

Neil Collishaw, BPEC CEO said, “With the increasing government focus on reaching net zero emissions by 2050, training providers need to be prepared for the anticipated surge in those looking for renewable and low carbon training and qualifications.”