Training for Plumbers in Sustainable Energy & Heating Systems

LIT HeatPlus training for plumbersHi folks,
the following information is about training for plumbers and heating engineers located in Ireland and who are interested in upskilling for Sustainable Energy & Heating Systems and to gain access to 40 hours of German language classes.  The programme is funded by the EU.  If you are not a plumber or heating engineer, you may know one who would be interested in upskilling so please feel free to pass on this information.

LIT are offering the following training opportunity to Plumbers and Heating Engineers (employed or unemployed), to avail of FREE Training in the area of Sustainable Energy & Heating Systems. 

The HEATPlus Programme involves the following –

  • ·         40 Hours Free German Language Classes
  • ·         2 weeks Free Training with sustainable energy & heating experts in Germany (Free Flights, Transport and Accommodation in Germany). 

Participants will be sent in 5 Groups of 20 people per group.  Please see Group Dates below:

Group No.

Language and Cultural Training Dates between

Language and Cultural Training Location

HEATPlus Training Dates in Germany

HPII  Group 3

13 April 2014 – 04 May 2014

Mountrath, Co Laois

04 May 2014 – 18 May 2014

HPII  Group 4

27 April 2014 – 18 May 2014


18 May 2014 – 01 June 2014

HP111 Group 1

15 June 2014 – 06 July 2014


06 July 2014 – 20 July 2014

HPIII Group 2

27 July 2014 – 17 August 2014


17 August 2014 – 31 August 2014

HPIII Group 3

17 August 2014 – 07 September 2014


07 September 2014 – 21 September 2014



The project is in line with Ireland’s commitments to reduce energy consumption in the residential sector as part of achieving a 20% energy saving target by 2020.

  • Revised building regulations with improved energy efficiency standards.
  • Changes in the construction sector requiring additional up skilling of those involved in the sector.
  • Energy rating of dwellings now being a legal requirement in Ireland.

The expected results of the project are:

  • 100 people acquiring new theoretical and practical knowledge in energy efficiency in Heating Systems.
  • enhance participants (plumbers) knowledge in the field of sustainable heating and ventilation systems.
  • develop new skills in the field of sustainable heating (building physics, air pressure testing, system sizing etc.) for participants.
  • expose participants to working practices and specifications in German heating and ventilation related companies (solar panels, condensing boilers, air pressure testing, biomass boilers etc.).
  • compare and contrast Irish and German Building standards and regulations.
  • increase participants knowledge of German culture and language.
  • building networks between the training and the business worlds in Germany and Ireland.
  • improving the quality and increasing the volume of mobility through Europe.

On completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Europass Mobility document.  Flights, accommodation and food are paid for as part of the programme. 

Participants will have to cover the following costs themselves – Travel expenses to the Language & Cultural training in Ireland, travel expenses to Dublin Airport and main meals on weekends while in Germany (only Breakfast is provided on weekends).  Personal spending money would also be required for the evenings and weekends while in Germany.

HEATPlus Application Form 2014
HEATPlus Training Programme Overview 2014

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Closing date for applications is as soon as possible, as places are limited.  If you have any enquires please contact Yvonne Doyle, Development Office, LIT,  Nenagh Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary,  Tel: 0504 28266

This is a fantastic opportunity for plumbers and heating engineers so I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to increase their knowledge in these areas.  Places may be limited so apply as soon as you can.

Oliver Dempsey
17th February 2014

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