Heat Pumps - Core + ASHP

Helps experienced Gas Engineers and Plumbers upskill and expand their services to the installation, testing, commissioning, handover, maintenance, repair, and inspection of Air Source Heat Pumps in domestic and small commercial buildings.

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Course Duration3 Days
Learning Hours20 hours
Delivery MethodsTheory, Workshop

Course Overview

Air Source Heat Pumps are going to play an important role in the UK’s progression to net zero emissions and the decarbonization of heating. With the Scotland’s ambitious goal to reach Net Zero by 2045, the market for renewable heating solutions is gathering a lot of momentum. Now is an excellent time to use this development to your business’ and the environment’s advantage by expanding your services to Air Source Heat Pumps!

This course is made up of a core module + specialisation module for Air Source Heat Pumps. You will be completing both theory-based sessions in the classroom and practical hands-on experience in our workshop, taught by our exceptional and experienced trainers. By the end of the course you will be a competent and highly sought-after Air Source Heat Pumps Installer! We will make sure you are well prepared and setup for success for your assessment. All course materials required will be handed out to you in the beginning of the course.

Professional Prospects

As a certified Air Source Heat Pump Installer, you will be able to work in the Renewable Energy and Heating Industry and can expect an annual salary upwards of £30,000. After successful assessment, you will be qualified to become a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified installer which is a mark of quality within the industry. You can find guidance on how to become MCS certified on the MCS website.

Course Breakdown

Course Duration3 Days
Cost£600
AssessmentTheory + Practical
Delivery MethodsTheory, Workshop
Locationalmanac.energy, 10 Bruce St, Dunfermline, KY12 7AG, Fife, Scotland, UK
Learning Hours20 hours
QualificationsLevel 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps
PrerequisitesCandidates are required to have a minimum NVQ Level 2/3 qualification in Plumbing, Conventional Heating Engineering, or equivalent, Water Regulations/Water Bylaws & Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating (can be completed together with this course)

Course Syllabus

Training and assessment are broken down into the following sections:

Days 1 - 2

Learning Hours:

15 hours

Training

  • The installation, commissioning and handover of Air Source Heat Pump Systems non-refrigerant circuits
  • Inspection, Servicing and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pump Systems non-refrigerant circuits
  • Inspection, Servicing and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pump Systems
  • Installation, commissioning and handover of Air Source Heat Pump Systems non-refrigerant circuits

Days 3

Learning Hours:

15 hours

Assessment

  • Online Multiple Choice
  • Fault Finding
  • Identifying and explaining the function of all components
  • Checking the water quality
  • Commissioning and coupling up an Air Source Heat Pump

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with air source heat pump systems
  • Understanding the requirements of regulations and standards relating to the installation, testing, and commissioning of air source heat pump systems
  • Understanding the purpose and operational characteristics of heat pump unit and heat pump system components
  • Understanding the purpose and operational characteristics of air source heat pump system components
  • Understanding the different types of air source heat pump systems and the arrangements for hydraulic emitter circuits
  • Understanding the principles of air source heat pump selection and system design
  • Understanding the design factors and principles relating to air source heat pump systems
  • Understanding the preparatory work required for air source heat pump installations
  • Understanding the requirements to install, commission and hand over air source heat pump systems
  • Understanding the planning and preparation for installing air source heat pump systems
  • Understanding the requirements to inspect, service, and maintain air source heat pump systems
  • Being able to install air source heat pump systems
  • Being able to test and commission air source heat pump systems
  • Being able to correctly hand over air source heat pump systems to clients
  • Being able to diagnose and rectify defects and malfunctions in air source heat pump systems
  • Being able to undertake inspection, service, and maintenance of air source heat pump systems
  • Being able to carry out fault diagnosis and rectification of defects and malfunctions on air source heat pump systems

Next Dates

Please contact us at 01383260002 to make a reservation.

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