Heatpump Installer Support Scheme (HITSS) FAQs

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Q – What support can HITSS offer me?

A HITSS can help organise and provide funding towards every stage of your journey to becoming a heat pump installer.

We will find you a suitable training provider from our network of approved centres throughout the England. Funding covers air and ground source heat pump training, plus associated short courses, including manufacturer commissioning training.

Q – How much funding can I get?

A The funding is capped at up to 70%, dependent on the size of your business.

A typical package of training is worth around £500 per candidate

Q – What qualifications can I get funding for?

A HITSS will contribute towards a recognised heat pump qualification (air and ground source) and associated short courses, including manufacturer commissioning training delivered through a network of accredited centres.

Q – Where will I train?

AThere are approved training locations throughout England, we'll try wherever possible to find you a convenient location to train.

Q – What happens when the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) stops?

A The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), which offers up to £6,000 towards the cost of a new heat pump, will run until 2025 (or until money runs out), so this will be encouraging heat pump take-up in existing properties for the next few years.

Incentive driven installations are only a small part of the future of renewables, however. Gas boilers will stop being installed in new build properties from 2025 and heat pumps will be the most wide-spread alternative heat source.

The price of heat pumps is set to come down significantly over the next few years too, bringing the install cost in-line with gas and oil boilers, regardless of incentive schemes.

Whilst incentives can help encourage customers in the short term, renewables are definitely here to stay, so it is important that installers are trained to meet this demand.