October 12, 2022

BPEC: leading the way in green skills development

The drive for renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is, now more than ever, at the forefront of the UK Government’s ‘Net Zero Strategy’. With the increase in renewable energy comes the need for training and qualifications to ensure we have a workforce with the ‘green skills’ to install zero and low carbon systems. 

BPEC is proud to have been a trailblazer in this field and for over a decade we have developed and offered renewable training materials, courses, and qualifications for the BSE sector, to fulfil our mission of ‘identifying and meeting the skills needs for the future’. 

With a UK-wide network of approved centres offering renewable training courses, BPEC is keen to extend its support to help other training providers develop their renewables portfolio. 

By working with BPEC, training providers can access qualifications and courses in the following areas: 

  • Heat Pumps (Air Source and Ground Source)
  • Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Electrical Energy Storage Systems (Battery Storage)
  • Low Temperature Hot Water Heating Systems
  • Awareness of Environmental Systems
  • Energy Efficiency (Part L)
  • Domestic Ventilation Systems 
  • Solid Biomass

View the full list on the BPEC website along with a range of renewables training materials to support learners.

All courses meet industry standards and are recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), an organisation that BPEC has worked closely with and supported for a number of years.  

Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS said, “We are proud of the collaborative work we undertake with BPEC, especially when it comes to driving up competency, skills and knowledge across the renewables sector.

“As like-minded, not-for-profit organisations our shared aim is to ensure contractors have the right skills for renewable and low carbon installations. As an industry we need to increase the number of installers to service a growing market and this needs to be supported by good coverage of quality training and qualifications across the whole of the UK.”

Neil Collishaw, BPEC CEO said, “With the increasing government focus on reaching net zero emissions by 2050, training providers need to be prepared for the anticipated surge in those looking for renewable and low carbon training and qualifications.” 

“Whether you’re already a BPEC centre looking to expand your provision, or a centre who is completely new to BPEC, we encourage you to take advantage of our significant expertise in this area and let us support you in your green skills journey.”

To find out more email services@bpec.org.uk or click here