NIBE reopens heat pump training academy


14 December 2022

NIBE’s heat pump training academy in Chesterfield has officially reopened following its refurbishment.

UK employees along with Phil Hurley, UK managing director, and Stefan Nordenfors, sales director EMEA, were joined by the Mayor of Chesterfield, Tony Rogers, and his wife, Mayoress Sharon Rogers, for the opening, which also showcased the company's latest innovations in air source heat pumps and PV technology.

The academy provides comprehensive installation and commissioning and service and maintenance courses, alongside NIBE Pro training. This RQF Level 3 Award in Heat Pump Technology provides training and requirements for MCS, is recognised by NAPIT and is LCL Awards approved. The Ofqual regulated course forms part of the support provided on the NIBE Pro installer partnership scheme.

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Partnerships between NIBE, colleges and other training centres have also been formed to boost access to training across the country for installers. These centres, alongside the Chesterfield site, are at the forefront of levelling up installers to possess the in-demand skills needed to install heat pumps into new and existing homes in the coming years.  

Phil Hurley said: “We’ve been working hard to ensure the facility gives the best possible learning for installers so they can effectively and confidently install heat pumps right here in Chesterfield and across the UK.  

“At NIBE we’ve started to address the gaps in industry training for heat pumps, through courses such as our MCS & NAPIT recognised NIBE Pro installer training. All our courses have a hands-on learning approach, facilitated by our new Academy’s working displays. We are looking forward to working with new and existing installers throughout their heat pump journey.”