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For those using oil, electricity, liquid gas, or solid fuels to heat their home, the installation of a heat pump may be a good way of reducing their carbon footprint and saving money on energy bills.  It is these financial and environmental benefits which have fuelled a surge in popularity for domestic heat pump installation – particularly over the last decade – and a subsequent demand for qualified installation and maintenance operatives

We are now able to offer FREE OF CHARGE a  nationally recognised Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pumps .  This Award is fully recognised by many accreditation bodies of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

This short course will provide the knowledge and understanding required to install, commission and maintain groundsource and airsource heat pump systems.

 

Who is this qualification for?

Designed for installers, specifiers, building control officers and inspectors and maintenance businesses in particular – this course may be undertaken by all suitably qualified operatives looking to develop the knowledge and pratical skills to safely undertake heat pump installations.

 

 

Course Content

You will explore and develop an understanding of:

  • Health and Safety requirements associated with heat pump systems
  • Regulations and legislation relating to heat pumps
  • Domestic pipework installation
  • Installation of heat pumps
  • Servicing and commissioning of heat pumps
  • Basic refrigeration principles
  • Carrying out safety checks
  • Checking system stability
  • Identifying installation faults

PLEASE NOTE: Course participants will not install a heat pump during this course. For anyone wanting this type of training it is recommended that they contact a heat pump manufacturer

Entry requirements

Learners must hold one of the following:

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • Heating installers with experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by Gas Safe (CENWAT), OFTEC (OFT10-105E or OFT15-108W), MCS (Heat Pump or Solar Thermal Hot Water) or HETAS (H004) registration. The experience in these sectors will normally be 3 years, although where the initial assessment confirms the learner has the necessary skills, knowledge and experience which can be evidenced via RPL assessment this duration may be reduced.

In addition, if not included in the above current certification learners must hold:

  • WRAS Water Regulations/Water Byelaws or equivalent

Weymouth College can deliver the WRAS ahead of this course for those learners who do not hold the qualification.

If you are unsure about your current eligibility please contact kris_thorne@weymouth.ac.uk who will be happy to help.

Assessment

Assessments will consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

Candidates who successfully complete the course and assessment  will receive an LCL Awards Certificate of Competence.

Cost - FREE OF CHARGE

This course is FREE of charge to those learners meeting the entry requirements.  

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