Green Skills at West College Scotland

The transition to net zero is gathering momentum, and fast! The Building Services Industry is at the forefront and green skills in this sector will play a pivotal role in achieving Scotland’s net zero targets.

With renewable installation on the rise, WCS can help you unlock a new stream of revenue for your business. We offer a wide range of training opportunities to help you upskill and build resilience throughout this transition.

Why upskill?
The date has been set for Scotland to be Net Zero by 2045, this may seems a long way away, but the journey has already started for the construction industry.

It’s estimated that 4 out of 5 buildings we will use in 2045 already exist today. This means that these buildings will require adaptation to comply with carbon neutral regulations. The retrofit of cleaner heating and electrical systems within these buildings is already well underway and is set to be the immediate focus of small enterprise companies like yours. Current data shows a huge skills shortage within the sector, proving the high demand for green skills jobs, not just in the distant future, but right now!


New legislation, new net zero targets and new technologies make this a tricky time to be an installer.
So, how do you ensure your business keeps up and even stays ahead?

Our renewables courses will equip you and your workforce with the skills required to face
the big changes affecting the Plumbing and Electrical industries


Level 2 Certificate in in Understanding Environmental Sustainability 

City & Guilds Electric Vehicle Charging 

Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation & Maintenance 

BPEC Solar Thermal Systems 

BPEC Ground & Air Source Heat Pumps 

BPEC Awareness of Environmental Technical Systems 

BPEC Solar Photovoltaic


Courses also available (subject to demand):

SMART Control Systems

External Wall Insulation

Battery Storage

Domestic Energy Advisor

PAS 20/35 (under development)


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