Net Zero Skills Centre

As Scotland moves towards hitting its net zero targets, we recognise the need to ensure our region is equipped to deal with the demands of this transition by providing specialised training and education in sustainable practices and technologies.

Our centre offers a comprehensive range of courses designed to equip professionals with the skills and qualifications needed to upgrade domestic homes and commercial settings to meet modern environmental standards. From understanding domestic retrofit to advanced certifications in renewable energy technologies, our courses provide the practical knowledge and expertise required to drive sustainable change.

Join us in building a greener future for our community and beyond.

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Our diverse range of courses at the Net Zero Skills Centre are designed to help businesses and professionals gain the expertise necessary to meet current environmental standards.

From foundational knowledge in domestic retrofit to advanced certifications in renewable energy and sustainable technologies, our courses are tailored to address the specific needs of a net zero future.

These courses not only help businesses reduce their carbon footprint but also enhance their competitiveness by staying ahead of regulatory changes and market demands. By investing in these skills, companies can drive innovation, improve energy efficiency, and contribute to a sustainable future.

Funding available

If your business is registered in Dumfries and Galloway, you may qualify for funding until March 2025. Find out more.

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BPEC Heat Pump Systems

Gain the skills and knowledge to be qualified to install heat pump systems in a domestic or business setting.

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BPEC Water Byelaws

Aimed at anyone wishing to become approved plumbers/contractors – get an understanding of water regulations/byelaws.

Solar panels at Dumfries and Galloway College

BPEC Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water Systems

Learn about the most appropriate solar systems and become qualified to install and maintain any of the common systems in the UK.


IMI L2 Award In Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Routine Maintenance Activities & L3 System Repair & Replacement

Get qualified to carry out repairs on Electric/Hybrid vehicles.

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City & Guilds 2921-31 Design and Installation of Domestic and Small Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Installations

Aimed at electricians to become qualified to install electric vehicle charging equipment.

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City & Guilds 18TH Edition of the Wiring Regulations 2382-22 Update

This course is for electrical personnel who are working in electrical installation and are designing and installing to the latest regulations.

SVQ in Insulation and Building Environment at SCQF Level 6

This training ensures compliance with building codes, creating a safer and healthier environment. 

Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

This qualification is the ideal place to start your retrofit journey, giving you a well-grounded understanding of domestic retrofit.

Level 3 Award in Domestic Retrofit Advice

Get the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide retrofit advice. The course gives you a comprehensive introduction to whole-house retrofit.

Level 4 Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment

With a blended approach, this course is delivered through eLearning and a half-day Boot Camp with a specialist tutor.

Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

Enhance retrofit standards, improve processes & introduce new skills, capabilities & roles.

Coming soon

We have brand new courses being launched to support your business in offering more services to your customers.

Keep an eye out for them being launched soon.

  • Solar Photovoltiac Systems NOS Mapped
  • Electrical Energy Storage Systems
  • Net Zero Nation Accelerator

The green agenda and tackling the climate emergency is one of the key priorities for DGC. The Net Zero Skills Centre emboldens our ethos to help design and implement green skills courses for workers in carbon‑intensive sectors.”

Joanna Campbell, Principal and CEO of Dumfries and Galloway College
Joanna Campbell Principal & Chief Executive at Dumfries and Galloway College
Joanna Campbell Principal & Chief Executive


Our Net Zero Skills Centre, located across our campuses in Dumfries and Stranraer, boasts state-of-the-art sustainable facilities designed to enhance your learning experience.

The centre features solar panels, ground and air source heating, and rainwater harvesting systems, ensuring a fully sustainable and environmentally friendly building. These cutting-edge facilities provide real-life context for our courses, giving you the confidence that you are training in an environment that meets the highest standards of sustainability. Whether you are booking a course for yourself or your team, our facilities will support you in gaining the qualifications and practical skills needed to excel in a greener tomorrow.

Reception area of the Henry Duncan Building on Dumfries Campus at Dumfries and Galloway College
Stranraer Campus
Got a question?

If you need to ask a question about one of our courses, or you’d like to discuss which course might be right for you, get in touch with our team below and they’ll contact you to discuss your requirements.