Under the government’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), overall greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by 51% by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.
To aid in the realisation of this, the government have developed a roadmap to phase out fossil fuel in home heating.
By 2030, the government has targets to retrofit over 400,000 homes to a minimum B2 BER level threshold by installing 600,000 plus heat pumps into existing and new dwellings.
The aim of the programme is therefore to support CAP by providing learners with the necessary installation, maintenance and servicing training, which will allow the graduates to be placed on the Irish Register, and thus deemed competent as heat pump installers for both ground to water and air to water technologies.
The programme curriculum is aligned to the National Standard Authority of Ireland (NSAI) recently developed and published National Standard Recommendation for the design and Installation of Heat Pumps in homes – S.R. 50-4:2021.