Training Courses

We can offer adults in the New Forest some free training to be volunteer Energy Champions, as part of our HEAT project – Home Energy Advice Team. The team will help deliver energy saving advice across the New Forest.

  • The first 2 courses are 3 hours each, in person.
  • – Training Energy Champions – by Energy Alton
  • – Using a Thermal Imaging Camera – by Schools Energy Project

We will have an information session from tEC (The Environment Centre in Southampton) who offer energy help to Hampshire residents in need. We will then be able to refer people we see, for more direct help.

From then on our Volunteer Energy Champions will be able to

  • – talk to New Forest residents about energy advice at events across the district
  • – continue to take some more short (3 hour) courses, or even some longer C&G courses, to improve their knowledge and gain certificated and accredited courses, free until March 2025.

If you would like to invite a local energy champion to your event

or if you would like to train up to be a local energy champion – please get in touch at

HEAT@newforesttransition.org.uk 

More information on the project can be found at