Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings

This qualification has been designed with the CIPHE and the Heat Pump Association with the help of their members to meet the need for now and the future that all heating systems be designed with a low temperature aim from the outset to maximize efficiency of the system. The objective of this qualification is for learners to be up-skilled to the concept of low temperature heating systems, it will allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and understand the need and requirements for installing low temperature heating and hot water systems in dwellings.

Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings

  • Course overview

    The Learner will:

    • know the latest industry standards and regulatory framework relating to heating design
    • know the requirements for undertaking a room by room heat loss for a property
    • know how to correctly size heat emitters for low temperature heating systems
    • know how to correctly size pumps and pipework
    • know how to correctly size a domestic hot water system
    • know the basic design principles of system configurations
  • Entry Requirements
    • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;

    or

    • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that¬† provides evidence of competence;

    or

    • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;

    or

    • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;

    or

    • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

    or

    • heating installers with experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by manufacturer courses certification or Gas Safe Register, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration

     

    These pre-requisites are not required where this Qualification is being delivered as part of a recognised training course in any of the above.

  • Do I need this course?

    This qualification, for the purpose of membership to or membership retention to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), a competent persons scheme, a professional institute or trade association may require that this qualification is retaken within a 5 year period from the date of certificate issue. Further information regarding membership requirements can be obtained from the relevant organisation.

  • Course content/Syllabus
    • The Learner will:

      • know the latest industry standards and regulatory framework relating to heating design
      • know the requirements for undertaking a room by room heat loss for a property
      • know how to correctly size heat emitters for low temperature heating systems
      • know how to correctly size pumps and pipework
      • know how to correctly size a domestic hot water system
      • know the basic design principles of system configurations
  • Need extra time to revise?

    Please Note: Your exam will take place at the end of the course. However, if you feel you require additional study time, you may choose to come back at the end of the next course (Please inform your class tutor if you wish to delay your exam time until the end of the next available course) for more information refer to our website Terms & Conditions of Service

  • Reading Material/Test book Required?

    Reading material is provided during the course

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