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Renewables training support at Skills Academies

Installation training funding support for renewable technologies has been announced by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies.

The courses included are installation training for solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, heat pumps and rainwater harvesting and recycling.

A number of Skills Academy hubs will offer courses to installers for £171.50.

The reduced rate has been made available by input from SummitSkills and the Joint Investment Programme.

Places on the courses will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cathryn Hickey,Skills Academy, said: “For the take-up of renewables to be wide-spread and successful the UK needs a trained workforce with the correct skills to give end-users confidence in alternatives to fossil fuels.

“The role of the Skills Academy is to raise standards in environmental technologies training, meeting legislative requirements, now and in the future. With locations nationwide making it accessible to most businesses, this additional funding should provide a further incentive for employers to use the Skills Academy’s industry-leading facilities.”