The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) Renewables and Low Carbon Technical Working Group is seeking installer and industry opinion on a new qualification.
The new Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings course is being developed and led by the CIPHE and leading industry associates, as part of work with government on its future of heat policies. The overall aim is to produce a course that will help to educate and increase the number of low carbon heating engineers in the UK.
Paul Harmer, CIPHE Technical Consultant and Chairman of The Renewables and Low Carbon Working Group, says: “As the UK transitions to decarbonising all homes and buildings by 2050, the increase in low carbon technologies, such as heat pumps, will require a robust training framework to futureproof installers’ skills.
“To support this journey to a greener economy, the group has so far created the core competencies required for a Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings course, and we are now carrying out a wider consultation to further seek opinion from installers and industry.”
Professional plumbing and heating engineers can have their say up until 30 June by completing the survey. Following the consultation, the group will be continuing to map out and design a new innovative set of digital training material and tools to assist the installer of the future.