Ideal Heating opens new southern training centre  

Ideal Heating opens new southern training centre  

Ideal Heating has opened a new £1m training centre serving the south of England. 

Located at Insignia Park in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, the Training and Technology Centre is close to the M1 north of London, providing straightforward accessibility for heating engineers across the South and much of the Midlands. 

It is the latest training centre dedicated to low carbon technologies to be opened by Ideal Heating. 

Ideal Heating CEO Shaun Edwards said: “Opening our new Training and Technology Centre means we can support even more installers with the transition to working with low carbon heating products like heat pumps. 

“Our training facilities are best in class and this new centre features the latest testing and simulation equipment which provides installers with hands-on, practical experience. 

“With our Expert Academy, we’re leading the industry to upskill the existing workforce and equip installers for the green heating revolution.” 

Ideal Heating’s new Training and Technology Centre features four training areas, all kitted out with the latest equipment and technology. 

The centre also houses a large conference facility and comfortable café area. There are also display areas showcasing Ideal Heating’s industry-leading range of domestic and commercial heating products. 

Spread over 16,000 sq ft, the facilities and equipment include a live heat pump training suite and thermodynamic fault-finding simulators. 

The new hub follows the opening last year of Ideal Heating’s first National Training and Technology Centre in Hessle, East Yorkshire. 

Ideal Heating Training Director Andrew Johnson said: “Our training operations are focused on three key components. 

“Firstly, creating best-in-class facilities for installers to learn in. The opening of this new centre offers exactly that and is a showcase for our unique offering to the heating industry. 

“The second component is our team. Our Expert Academy trainers have 300 combined years of industry experience. Their level of knowledge and capabilities is phenomenal and is the key to our success in re-training heating engineers. 

“Finally, we’re committed to delivering our training to installers either for free, or at low cost. We’re working closely with the Department for Education to provide Skills Bootcamp courses to installers, and we’re investing in our Expert Academy digital platform to deliver training flexibly and easily.” 

Ideal Heating will soon launch a new advanced heat pump technician and fault-finding course, with the programme expected to begin in July.  

To book a training course at the new Training and Technology Centre and view all of the programmes available through Expert Academy, visit 

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