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Low Carbon Training Fund

United Nations (UNDP)

The skills and knowledge obtained through attending are crucial for both my current role and future career.

Nar Bahudur Khatiwora
United Nations (UNDP)

University of Guelph

I gained with information I’ll be able to apply to decisions I make regarding the procurement of renewable energy.

Nancy Jones
BNY Melon


I actually managed to get a promotion off the back of my new skills I have gained studying these courses!

Jose Jiminiz-Garcia

Claim 60% of training course costs back through Scottish Skills Fund

Through the Low Carbon Skills Fund, employees from Scottish business are able to attend training courses held by the REI and receive a refund of 60% of the training costs to reinvest into business development. All of the REI’s current training portfolio is eligible for the 60% cash-back offer, on renewable energy, carbon reduction and energy efficiency training, up to a maximum of £1000 per employee (and £5000 in total).


5 Easy Steps to claim your 60% Funding through Skills Development Scotland

1. Contact the Renewable Energy Institute and reserve a place on a course (full training schedule can be found at

2. Submit your Application Form to Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

3. Receive Approval from Skills Development Scotland – this may take up to 4 weeks

4. Confirm your training with the REI and make payment for your course

5. Claim 60% of the course price you paid back – send your receipt to Skills Development Scotland to complete the process

If you have any further questions about the Fund and how to apply it to REI Courses, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or by calling +44 (0)131 446 9479

The criteria for Low Carbon Skills Funding is as follows:

– The number of employees in the organisation is under 100
– The organisation is based in Scotland, and the participating employees are residents in Scotland.
– The business is a private sector, voluntary or community (not-for-profit) organisation (including sole traders).
– The training is in an subject area of renewable energy, low carbon technologies, renewable energy. Note that all REI courses are eligible, view:
– For full Terms and Conditions, please go to

Find out more information on the REI’s training courses here:

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