What is the qualification about?
This course is designed to provide a Level 3 qualification and covers both ground to water and air to water technologies. This heat pump course will give detailed theory and practical knowledge enabling you to apply the relevant regulations and guidance when involved within the renewable industry.
Who is it for and why is it important to me?
Ground Source / Air Source Heat Pump Installer course has been designed for experienced heating installers who wish to expand their knowledge and skills to include fitting heat pumps in domestic and small commercial properties. It will also enable you to meet the training requirements for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and upon successful completion it will also give you a competitive edge, showing your customers that you are trained to the highest of standards and increasing your credibility
How long is the course and what is included?
4 days in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual as well as a free lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
What does the course cover?
The course will enable operatives to specify, survey, design and install domestic or small commercial heat pump systems, enlisting manufacturers support where required. Systems up to 24kW for ground source and 16kW for air source heat pumps are covered, plus the following areas:
- Background to market
- Heat pump regulations and guidance
- Principles of ground and air source heat pump operation
- Heat pump collector types
- Heat distribution
- Pre-installation requirements
- Installation materials and methods
- Filling, flushing and testing
- Setting to work, commissioning
- Heat pump servicing and fault finding
How will I learn and be assessed?
The course entails both classroom and practical training, finishing with a practical and theoretical assessment at the end of day 3. During the training candidates will have the opportunity to work a fully-functioning heat pump rig and work on live equipment within a functioning plant room.
What do I need to bring to the course?
All course material is provided and will be available for collection upon registration on the first day.
Who is the certification body for this course?
Logic Certification. You should receive your certificate approximately 4 to 6 weeks following successful completion.
What can this qualification/courses lead on to?
- Hot Water Systems
- Domestic Solar Thermal – Installer
- MCS Made Easy
- Domestic Energy Assessor