Air Source Heat Pumps

This regulated qualification is for learners that wish to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps Systems (Non-refrigerant Circuits). This qualification could be usd by operatives or individuals looking to join the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. This qualification is based upon the National Occupational Standards as published by industry and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join the scheme.

Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Course overview
    • Know the Requirements to Install, Commission and Handover of Air Source Heat Pump Systems  non-refrigerant circuits
    • Know the Requirements to Inspect, Service and Maintain Air Source Heat Pump Systems non-refrigerant circuits
    • Inspect, Service and Maintain Air Source Heat Pump Systems
    • Install, Commission and Handover Air Source Heat Pump Systems non-refrigerant circuits
  • 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.

    In addition, if not included in the above current certification in relation to:

    • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws (WRAS or equivalent)
    • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
  • Do I need this course?

    This regulated qualification is for learners that wish to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps Systems (Non-refrigerant Circuits). This qualification is based upon the National Occupational Standards as published by industry and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join the scheme.

  • Course content/Syllabus

    The Learner will:

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