Renewable Energy Foundation

The City & Guilds 2399-01 is the first step to qualifying in the installation and maintenance of a range of renewable energy technologies. Once you have passed this foundation course you can then progress to specialise in a wide range of areas including solar PV, Heat pumps, CHP and rainwater harvesting.

This course will give you the foundation knowledge from which you can base you renewable energy career. It will provide you with a breadth of knowledge enabling you to move on to complete qualifications in a range of renewable energy technologies.

It is important to note that you must complete this foundation module even if you only wish to gain full accreditation in just 1 technology. However the knowledge gained will be ideal for advising potential clients on the best installation to meet their requirements.

We teach this course in our dedicated renewable energy training centre where you can then continue to qualify in a number of specialist technologies.

N.B This is a mandatory unit for a complete 2399 qualification.

It is likely that you will be a qualified plumber, electrician or a practicing domestic installer. It is possible to take this course if you are not an established professional, however you will need to gain competence as an electrician or a plumber before you can complete some of the latter modules and gain the full qualification.

However if you are simply looking for a strong grounding in this industry and its principle technologies then this course could be ideal.

The course covers the following content;

This course unit will give you a broad understanding of environmental technologies. It will arm you with the knowledge and theory to give advice to customers on suitable environmental technology systems. You will learn about:

  • Solar Thermal
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Biomass
  • Solar PV
  • Mirco Wind
  • Micro Hydro
  • Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Greywater Use
Start Dates: Please call 0208 507 7288 or email for dates
Course  & Qualification: Renewable Energy Foundation Course (City & Guilds)
Duration: 2Days
Price: £315.00


On completion of the course we follow up with our students on their next step. Our dedicated career advisors go through all the options that are available to the individual candidate for career development. We assess and help to identify further training needs if relevant or assist them to find work. Our next step activities include but are not limited to;

  • Help with writing their CV
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Training candidates on how to use electronic media for work search activities
  • Referrals and Introductions to partner and associate companies for work trails, apprenticeships and employment
  • Identifying and enrolling candidates on relevant courses top further improve employability skills
  • Providing free introduction courses to building enterprises and setting up small businesses
  • Introducing relevant candidates to partner and associate companies for further enterprise assistance and funding

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