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Brighton MET partners with heat pump company, Valliant

27 June 2023

Brighton MET College is partnering with innovative heat pump company, Valliant as part of the college’s Decarbonisation Academy project. The college will be a part of Valliant’s Aspire Training Programme, the goal of which is to fill the heat pump installers skills gap and allow both Brighton MET and Vaillant to achieve the Government’s target of installing 600,000 heat pumps by 2028. Brighton MET will be one of only six other colleges in the country to work on this programme with Valliant.

The Academy lead, Chris Ferguson represented the college at Valliant’s training program launch at the House of Lords. There, he met Baroness Kate Parminter who will be attending the launch of ‘The Bungalow’ in early October, a building that will be used to provide realistic learning and allow students to install and monitor a variety of energy efficient technologies, including Valliant’s heat pumps. 

The Aspire training programme is set to launch in January 2024 with apprentices beginning their plumbing training, Valiant are prepared to deliver their heat pump units in the apprentices second year of learning. Course lead, Chris Ferguson had this to say about the exciting new partnership; “our partnership is the beginning of Brighton MET’s Decarbonisation Academy making a real impact on achieving carbon net zero”