The Train4TradeSkills Renewable Energy Course

Green energy – that’s been around for a while now, it’s old hat and yesterday’s news isn’t it?

Um, well no, actually – a very resounding no, and it’s why Train4TradeSkills is launching ‘state of the art’ renewable energy courses. If you wanted to find a potentially ‘recession proof’ skill, this would have to be it.

Let’s look at some facts:

By the end of this decade, 15% of all energy consumed in the UK will have to come from renewable energy sources. That represents the biggest single shake-up to the construction and energy sectors this country has ever witnessed – and probably the biggest single opportunity too. Here’s why:

An estimated 1million training places* will be required to meet this demand – currently there are fewer than 30,000 people working in ‘Green Industries’. This is roughly 1/10th of the number in Germany, for example. And bear in mind there are nearly 30m households in the UK which represents huge potential.

It is true that we are lagging seriously behind in this vitally important area, consider these words from Chris Huhne, the Secretary for Energy and Climate Change: “In Britain, in this third industrial revolution, we will build a new economy of low carbon and clean growth.”

“Like the other industrial revolutions, the low carbon revolution will be driven by entrepreneurs, the private sector, local communities, individuals and businesses, scientists and engineers, not government.”

“We need to apply these principles to the challenge of changing fundamentally the way we both produce and consume energy. We need to address the state of our buildings. We have some of the oldest housing stock in Europe. Our Green Deal will transform finance for improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes.”

What this means is that there is a nationwide ‘green skills’ shortage across the UK and will be for several years to come in areas such as:

• Solar Hot Water Systems & Solar PV

• Ground & Air Source Heat Pumps

• Domestic Wind turbines

• Rainwater Harvesting

• Grey-water recycling

Train4TradeSkills can help you achieve the practical skills and certificates you’ll need to work legally and safely and guide you towards a new career or even self-employment in this dynamic industry. Our training programmes are specially designed to help you qualify around existing work/home commitments and you don’t need any prior knowledge to enrol. If ever you wanted to identify a ‘recession proof’ career, this would have to be at the top of your list.

For more information about the Renewable Energy course, go to



About Train4tradeSkills

Train4TradeSkills offer the only trade training skills courses that combine three great ways to learn, through a unique blend of book based theory, practical workshops and virtual reality PC based training, to help you qualify you as a plumber, electrician or gas engineer. No other learning provider offers our unique way to study, with full tutor support, easy to follow, step by step modules. Once you complete one part of the course and return your work for marking, the next stage of the course automatically follows. It’s as easy as that. It’s fun, it’s easy to follow... and it can be fitted around your existing work and family commitments!

Posted on September 15, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician, electrician courses, electrician jobs, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Course, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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