Heat Pumps Systems (Non-refrigerant Circuits)

This regulated qualification is for learners that wish to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pumps Systems (Non-refrigerant Circuits)

Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pumps Systems (Non-refrigerant Circuits)

  • Course overview
    • Install, commission and handover heat pumps non-refrigerant circuits
    • Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain heat pump system installations non refrigerant circuits
    • Inspect, service and maintain heat pump installations non-refrigerant circuits
    • Know the requirements to install, commission and handover heat pump systems non refrigerant circuits
  • Entry Requirements
    • 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

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

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

    This regulated qualification is for learners that wish to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of 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
    • Know the health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with heat pump system installation work (non-refrigerant circuits)
    • Know the requirements of relevant regulations/standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for heat pump installation work
    • Know the purpose and operational characteristics of heat pump unit and heat pump system components
    • Know the different types of heat pump units and system arrangements for hydraulic emitter circuits
    • Know the fundamental principles of heat pump selection and system design that are common to both air and ground source heat pumps
    • Know the fundamental design principles for ground source 'closed loop' heat pump collector circuit design, component sizing and installation
    • Know the layouts of 'open loop' water filled heat pump collector circuits
    • Know the fundamental design considerations and principles that are specific to air source heat pumps
    • Know the preparatory work required for heat pump installation work
    • Know the requirements to install and test heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)
    • Understand the requirements to commission heat pump system installations (non-refrigerant circuits)
    • Understand the requirements to handover heat pump system installations
    • Plan and prepare for the installation of heat pumps (non-refrigerant circuits)
    • Install air and ground source heat pump units (non-refrigerant circuits)
    • Test and commission a ground source heat pump installation (non-refrigerant circuits)
    • Test and commission an air source heat pump installation (non-refrigerant circuits)
    • Handover an air or ground source heat pump installation
    • Know the requirements for the non-refrigerant circuit routine service and maintenance of heat pump system installations
    • Know how to diagnose faults in heat pump system installations
    • Know how to rectify non-refrigerant circuit faults in heat pump system installations
    • Undertake the non-refrigerant circuit routine service and maintenance of an air source heat pump system installation
    • Undertake the non-refrigerant circuit routine service and maintenance of an ground source heat pump system installation
    • Undertake non-refrigerant circuit fault diagnosis work on an air or ground source heat pump system installation
    • Undertake non-refrigerant circuit fault rectification work on an air or ground source heat pump system installation
  • 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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