Designed to give installers the skills and knowledge required to correctly install heat pumps. This course has been designed with the intention of meeting the requirement of the National Occupational Standards and industry working groups.
Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.
About this course
What you will Learn
This course is split into the two areas which can be undertaken as individual areas or both.
e.g. Heat Pump Technology + Air Source or Heat Pump Technology + Ground Source or Heat Pump Technology + Air and Ground Source
- Heat pumps in context.
- How a Heat pump works – principles and components
- Insulation, heat losses and the effect of heating system design
- Domestic hot water, buffer tanks and solar coils
- Ground heat exchangers
- Health and Safety
- Heat pump installation
- Maintenance and fault finding
Trainees should have a minimum.
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification; or
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification; or
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification; or
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification; or
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification; or
- Heating installers with minimum 3 years of experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by manufacturer courses certification or Gas Safe Register, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration.
AND if not included in the above qualification
- Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
Stand-alone technical certificates/Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQ) (non-competency based) are NOT acceptable.
Duration, Time and Location
- 4 day block
- Monday to Thursday
- 8.30 am until 4.15 pm
- Springburn Campus