What is the grant available for?
Training providers participating in this scheme will offer grants of up to £500 on eligible courses.
In most cases you will receive the grant as a discount on the cost of the training.
The training you receive will usually take at least 3 days, although it may be longer depending on your previous skills and experience.
All the courses should cover all the skills needed for your business to install heat pumps as part of a competent person scheme. You will receive more information on how to join one of these schemes once you have completed the training.
Several heating manufacturers are offering additional discounts and offers to participating trainees, which could be worth up to a further £500 in product vouchers and further training.
Any eligibility criteria
You’re eligible for the grant if all of the following are true:
- you work for a business with 250 employees or fewer, you are a sole trader, or you are unemployed
- you, or the business you work for, are certified by a competent person scheme for heating and hot water installations. Examples include: APHC, BESCA, Blue Flame Certification, Gas Safe Register, Certsure/NIC EIC, HETAS, NAPIT, OFTEC or Stroma
- you, or the business you work for, haven’t already received more than £315,000 in government subsidies over the last 3 years
If you’re not sure you meet the criteria, you can ask one of the training providers offering the grant.
If you’re eligible, you can claim the grant when you sign up with a participating training provider - see the list of training providers.
The grant is only available for training which takes place in England.
How to apply for the grant?
To find out more about the grant or how to apply click here.
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero