A new study by training provider Logic4training reveals that demand for heat pump training has skyrocketed since the government announced plans to help subsidise the replacement of some gas boilers with low-carbon heat pumps.
The study suggests that many people, including gas engineers, plumbers and other tradespeople, are looking to upskill into heat pump installation and maintenance following the announcement. The company reports that it has experienced a 6700% year-on-year increase in online enquiries for heat pump training courses on the day that the government made the announcement that a £5000 grant will be available from April next year. There was also a 433% week-on-week increase in traffic to Logic4training’s Heat Pump Training Courses web page.
The study also shows that Google experienced the highest ever search interest for the query ‘air source heat pump course’, which is the most popular term used to find courses of this kind. Similarly, Google also experienced the highest ever search interest in ‘heat pumps’ following the announcement, suggesting that many consumers are starting to think about switching from gas boilers.
“Heat pump courses are designed for existing plumbing and heating engineers looking to upskill, providing a great opportunity for installers wishing to future-proof their business,” says Director Mark Krull.