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Viessmann partners with Shrewsbury College on heat pump training

Viessmann’s Telford training academy has teamed up with Shrewsbury Colleges Group to offer a BPEC Level 3 Award in Installation & Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps.

The partnership provides Viessmann installers with a qualification route for heat pumps and aims to increase the number of qualified heat pump installers in the region to meet growing market demand. The qualification is designed for experienced heating engineers who are ready to transition from fitting oil and gas heating products to renewable systems in homes and commercial settings, says the company.

The BPEC Award means heating engineers meet the training entry requirements for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or can join the Viessmann Access umbrella scheme. Both these routes will enable homeowners to claim the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant of £7,500 towards the cost of their heat pump installation.

“Heat pumps are a key technology to help us reach net zero, yet just a fraction of the heating industry is currently trained to install them,” says marketing director Darren McMahon. “We look forward to working together with Shrewsbury Colleges Group to empower the next generation of heating engineers to make a difference.”

This three-day accredited course is delivered by Shrewsbury College lecturers at the Viessmann Academy in Telford. Attendees will be taught how to specify, survey, design and install air source heat pump systems up to 16 kW, enlisting manufacturers’ support where required. The cost of £449 includes three nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast, followed by lunch and refreshments.

Applicants must have the following qualifications: WRAS Water Regulations and Level 2 or Level 3 in plumbing, heating/ventilation, gas or oil certificates or have at least three years’ experience in installing wet central heating systems.

You can find out more here and existing Viessmann installers can sign up through the Installer Portal.

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