This course has been designed with the intention of meeting the requirements of the National Occupational Standards and industry working groups to give installers the skills and knowledge required to correctly install heat pumps. The course is split into two areas which can be undertaken as individual areas or both; Heat Pump Technology and Air Source or Heat Pump Technology and Ground Source or Heat Pump Technology and Air and Ground Source.
The training manual for this course allows you to study in your own time, at your own pace. It is important that you study the content of the manual prior to attending the course to ensure that you are properly prepared and can take part in discussions during the course. This course is recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.
Knowledge in water regulations, unvented hot water systems and energy efficiency.
Applicants should have a minimum NVQ Level 2 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering, and a demonstrable number of years of relevant experience (plumbing and heating). Expiry Information
Certificates are normally valid for 5 years.
The manual includes:
- 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
* This course is being supported by PLA funding and is fully funded if you meet the following criteria;
- You are over 19 years of age
- You live in Wales
- You earn no more than £29,534 Gross
- You are not actively doing any other training supported by PLA (individuals can only embark on one PLA funded course at a time)
- You are not currently completing a Higher Education or apprenticeship program.
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