Free renewables training in Northumberland

Fully-funded renewables training is being offered in Northumberland this autumn.
Fully-funded renewables training is being offered in Northumberland this autumn.

Tradespeople in Northumberland who are keen to move into the renewables sector are being offered fully-funded training.

NAREC Distributed Energy (NDE) is offering the courses at its specialist EcoHouse Training Centre in Blyth.

The courses are targeted at both employed or self-employed people working related trades such as heating, plumbing and electrics, as well as architects, structural engineers and energy consultants. Training is designed to give candidates the practical knowledge and experience to extend their skill set and open the door to up-skilling opportunities in the renewables sector.

Tom Bradley, senior project engineer at NDE, said: “There is a growing demand for expertise in these renewable technologies so this is a great opportunity for suitable candidates in the North East to up-skill.

“Homeowners are increasingly looking for greener ways to heat and power their properties and tradespeople equipped with the right knowledge and skills to advise on and install renewable technologies are future proofing their business. Ultimately, at some point, we will move away from fossil fuels.”

To be eligible, a candidate must work for themselves or a company based in the North East LEP area, which includes Northumberland, be a sole trader or SME (under 250 employees and under £40million turnover) and be doing the course for the first time.

The courses are for the following Logic Certification qualifications: Solar photovoltaics (PV), tomorrow, four days; solar thermal hot water systems, Tuesday, October 31, four days; heat pump training, Tuesday, November 7, four days.

Contact Hayley Corney at NAREC Distributed Energy on 01670 543009 or email