05 October 2023
Birmingham is set to become a centre of excellence for low carbon heating, cooling and ventilation renewable training as Daikin, has reopened its Training Academy, following a major redevelopment.
Recently, visitors were invited to the opening of Daikin’s state-of-the-art training academy, located in Birmingham Business Park. At the event a whole host of new resources dedicated to the training of HVAC installers were introduced, along with a tour of the recently refurbished centre.
The Daikin Training Academy provides an opportunity for HVAC engineers and professionals in the area to receive comprehensive training on installation, commissioning, servicing, and maintenance of a wide range of residential and commercial technologies.
Technical support teams are also located in the top floor of the Academy, dubbed the ‘Heating Hub’, where installers and homeowners can get help with every technical query or question, they may have, from installation to operation.
Henk van den Berg, Residential Business Manager at Daikin UK said: "We are thrilled to reopen the Daikin Training Academy and believe it will help make Birmingham a hub for knowledge in the growing renewables industry.
“With the range of retrofit and new build renewable solutions on display in the centre, installers, social housing providers and developers from across the Midlands region and further afield, will have an unrivalled opportunity to get to grips with these technologies and talk directly with Daikin experts about what may be suitable for their specific needs.
“In addition, the Government’s decarbonisation fund has given Daikin a grant that allows us to offer a limited number of free training places.
“We see the Daikin Training Academy as a place for everyone, not just Daikin. It provides a place to conduct training of staff, hold customer events and much more. This is as much your venue as it is ours.”
A wide range of training courses are available, including Daikin product courses and industry-accredited training for heat-pump installers, social housing providers and developers. In addition, the academy also offers installation training on Daikin's low temperature, high temperature, hybrid, and air-to-air cooling and heating solutions.
By providing these courses, Daikin aims to equip experienced and new HVAC engineers as well as electrical engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge to transition to install Heat Pump products.
The training centre can also be used as a space for Daikin with its customers to host events for up to 50 people. The seminar room is newly refurbished with wood panelling, engineered ceiling with designer panels to soften the sound reverberation.
Daikin’s current installer offer is running until the end of March 2024. This provides free local heat pump training and £100 off easy MCS accreditation. In addition, new installers will also benefit from 40% off the first heat pump they purchase as well as commissioning support for their first three air source heat pump installations. Running alongside this, MCS installers can also claim £250 for each heat pump that they install linked to the BUS scheme. Installers can find out more about these offers on Daikin’s website.
For more information about the Daikin Training Academy and its offerings, please visit www.daikin.co.uk/en_gb/contact/training.htm