Heat Pump Installer Training and Support Scheme

Up to 70% funding for Heat Pump Training in England


Qualified installers are needed to help meet the significant demand for heat pumps, which is being stimulated by a number of factors, including the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), changes to Part L of the Building Regulations and the end of gas boiler installations in new builds by 2025.

To help support installers in related trades into this growth area of Building Services, the Heat Pump Installer Training and Support Scheme (HITSS), funded by the department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS), is offering up to 70% off the cost of associated training.

Heat Pump Installer Support Scheme (HITSS) FAQs.

This Scheme is Now Closed

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Apply for discounted Heat Pump training and support!

Are you an installer looking to get involved in the renewables sector?

Have you been put off in the past by the cost involved?

If so, HITSS is for you!

What is the HITSS?

HITSS offers a unique opportunity to get up to 70% off Heat Pump Training and Associated Short Courses including manufacturer training.

  • Air Source Heat Pump – Qualification in the installation and maintenance in Air Source Heat Pump technology only.
  • Ground Source Heat Pump – Qualification in the installation and maintenance of Ground Source Heat Pump technology only.
  • Energy Efficiency – Qualification designed to enable you to understand and be competent when considering the energy efficiency of a heating system in accordance with regulations.
  • Water Regulations (WRAS) – Qualification for Heating and Plumbing Installers who need to require a knowledge of Water Regulations (1999)
  • Unvented Heating & Hot Water Systems (G3) – Qualification for Heating & Plumbing Engineers/Installers in the installation, servicing, and maintenance of domestic hot water systems.
  • Safe Isolation – Qualification for persons working within electrical related industries, to ensure operatives are fully aware and can put into practice safe working procedures for isolating electrical supplies.
  • Low Temperature Heating & Water Systems – Qualification for heating installers / designers to be fully understand what is necessary to go on to design a low temperature heating system.
    A voucher under this category may also include other qualifications such as the 504D
  • MCS Made Easy – Online e-learning platform designed to help installers comply with MCS 001, which covers key requirements required to become MCS Certified.
  • Manufacturer Specific Commissioning – Qualification and / or Training specific to manufacturers technologies/products.

Managed by GTEC, the scheme is designed to support installers overcome barriers associated with joining the renewables sector.

Heating installers will be able to future-proof their businesses by upskilling within the low-carbon heating sector.

Please note the funding is only available for candidates in England, and does not apply to applicants in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

What funding is available?

Vouchers are available for up to 70% of the cost of training for various courses, dependant on the size of the company.

Funding is limited, however, so act fast if you want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Applicants should be aware that a false declaration regarding the size of the business applying for the voucher, will result in the Applicant being held responsible for any additional costs for training as a result. The following is guidance only and if you have any doubts you should refer to the Subsidy Control Act definitions:

  • Small – Less than 50 employees.
  • Medium – Less than 250 employees.
  • Large- 250 + employees.

How will HITSS support installers?

Support and funding levels for each stage of HITSS are as follows:

Technology training – we will help you choose a training provider from our approved network and ensure you get booked onto the appropriate courses, including any pre-requisites needed.

Is training available across the England?

Full geographical coverage across England is provided by our network of independent training centres, which can be selected during the training voucher application. Please note the funding is only available for candidates in England, and does not apply to applicants in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

How long will vouchers be available?

Training has to be completed by March 31st, 2023, and you must book and pay your contribution towards your course within 10 working days of the voucher being issued; if you do not then the voucher will be cancelled.

This Scheme is Now Closed