Applications for Heat Training Grant providers open 

Training providers hoping to offer training during the second year of the Heat Training Grant can now apply to become registered providers.

Applications for the second year of the Heat Training Grant are now open! Get involved in supporting trainees in England with short courses on heat networks.

After a successful first year of the Heat Training Grant, with good delivery rates across the country, the scheme will continue for at least another year. Contracts to deliver training for the second year will run until March 2025. 

What is the Heat Training Grant? 

The Heat Training Grant supports trainees in England who are taking short training courses relevant to heat networks. Training providers offering the grant can offer trainees a discount or rebate of up to £500. 

Eligible courses must be short for trainees working in and around heat networks. This includes those with existing heating, construction, or building services experience (including water services and industrial plants), local authorities, housing associations, and building managers. 

The complete list of preferred training themes includes: 

  • Heat network feasibility and design 
  • Heat network construction 
  • Heat network operation and maintenance 
  • Heat network metering and billing & data collection 
  • Local Authorities and developers 

How do I apply to be a provider? 

For training providers wishing to become registered, guidance outlining the context, application process and assessment criteria can be found on 

Please read the guidance before applying and refer to it throughout the competition process. Applications close on 6 May. 

Heat Network Technical Assurance Standards guidance 

More information is also available here: Heat Network Technical Assurance Scheme (HNTAS). 

The scheme, which is due to launch in 2025, aims to ensure that heat networks meet a minimum level of performance and reliability. We are developing the technical standards and assurance processes, which we be consulted on later this year. 

The importance of testing the technical requirements and assurance processes on real networks to ensure their effectiveness has also been acknowledged. Therefore, a HNTAS pilot is programmed for the second half of 2024 and will seek heat network operators and assessors to participate. 

If you would like to express an interest in taking part in the pilot or would like to find out more, contact