NAPIT opens low carbon technologies centre of excellence

Centre of excellence

NAPIT’s new centre of excellence for low carbon technologies, located at its Mansfield headquarters, has opened its doors to learners, including those wishing to upskill in low carbon cutting-edge technologies. Designed to offer a variety of low carbon training, the centre will offer courses on solar PV, heat pumps, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

“We have created a space for tradespeople to learn about ever developing low carbon technologies, which includes the use of all the necessary training rigs and components with an outdoor roofing structure that stimulates real-life conditions for solar PV installations,” states Brett Forster, Head of Training at NAPIT.

For more than a decade, NAPIT has been offering a range of courses with a team of professional trainers who each have many years’ experience. Through its new centre, NAPIT aims to develop a centralised location for learning that brings together many areas.

In the new hub, learners will be able to take advantage of excellent training facilities that provide real-life work scenarios and will be able to earn industry-recognised credentials upon successful completion.

“As NAPIT is a microgeneration certification scheme provider, offering a route for training, certification and assessment for low carbon technologies all in one place enhances our offering to tradespeople looking to showcase their competence” says Brett.

The centre aligns with NAPIT’s goal of supporting the Government’s initiative to reduce carbon emissions from homes through its net zero strategy.

Frank Bertie, NAPIT Chief Technical Officer adds, “Despite uncertainty about the future, it seems clear that the Government is committed to decarbonising homes and that heat pumps are at the forefront of their approach.”

As a result of the decarbonising strategy, it is expected that more people will wish to install low carbon elements in their homes, creating a demand for installers with the knowledge and skill required to complete such installations.

Frank adds, “There is a pressing need to create a strong and competent workforce that can be relied upon to deliver the installations needed to meet the net zero targets. Our hubs will help support the training needed to develop competency across the country”.

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