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
    • This suite of three new regulated qualifications have been brought up to date in association with the Heat Pump Association, industry and MCS and are designed for learners from a heating background (wet central heating systems) to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of *Air Source/*Grounds Source/ *Combined Heat Pumps Systems (non-refrigerant circuits)

      NOTE: Whilst the qualification is designed for sealed refrigerant systems and precludes the knowledge and competence requirements to break, make and fill split refrigerant circuits which would be covered by separate Refrigerant Handling Qualifications, the knowledge and understanding criteria are still relevant and this qualification could be undertaken by operatives wishing to install splits systems so long as they are also separately qualified in the handling of refrigerants as described in the EU F-GAS regulation and the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations. (see related qualifications below)

      *dependent on route taken

  • 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 minimum 3 years of experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by manufacturer courses certification or Gas Safe Register, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration.

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

      • WRAS Water Regulations/Water Byelaws or equivalent

      This Qualification would enable registration with MCS for work under the scope of MIS 3005-I (The Heat Pump Standard - Installation). Learners wishing to design installations (MIS3005-D (The Heat Pump Standard - Design)) would need to undertake further training such as theLCL Awards Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings.

  • Do I need this course?

    This suite of three new regulated qualifications have been brought up to date in association with the Heat Pump Association, industry and MCS and are designed for learners from a heating background (wet central heating systems) to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of *Air Source/*Grounds Source/ *Combined Heat Pumps Systems (non-refrigerant circuits)

    NOTE: Whilst the qualification is designed for sealed refrigerant systems and precludes the knowledge and competence requirements to break, make and fill split refrigerant circuits which would be covered by separate Refrigerant Handling Qualifications, the knowledge and understanding criteria are still relevant and this qualification could be undertaken by operatives wishing to install splits systems so long as they are also separately qualified in the handling of refrigerants as described in the EU F-GAS regulation and the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations. (see related qualifications below)

    *dependent on route taken

  • Course content/Syllabus
    • LCL-R3035 Core Unit

      • The learner will know what a heat pump is, the principle of the vapour compression system and system components.
      • The learner will know the different operational characteristics of each type of heat pump unit and system arrangement.
      • The learner will know the fundamental principles of heat pump efficiency and design selection that are common for heat pumps. The learner will know the fundamental principles of domestic hot water cylinder selection and system design that are common for heat pumps.
      • The learner will know the fundamental principles of hydraulic system design that are common for heat pumps.
      • The learner will know the fundamental principles of heat pump controls.
      • The learner will know how to plan and prepare for the installation of heat pumps.
      • The learner will know the requirements to install and test heat pump systems.
      • The learner will understand the requirements to commission heat pump system installations.
      • The learner will understand the requirements to handover heat pump system installations.
      • The learner will know the requirements for the handover of a heat pump installation
      • The learner will know the requirements for routine service and maintenance of a heat pump system installation.
      • The learner will undertake fault diagnosis work on a heat pump system installation.

      LCL-R3036. Air Source Unit

      • The learner will know the preparatory work required for the installation of an air source heat pump.
      • The learner will know the common requirements for the installation of an air source heat pump connected to hydraulic emitter circuits.
      • The learner will install heat pump units (non-refrigeration units).
      • The learner will test and commission an air source heat pump system (non-refrigerant circuits).
      • The learner will be able to undertake the non-refrigerant circuit routine service and maintenance of an air source heat pump system (non-refrigerant circuits).

      LCL-R3037. Ground Source Unit

      • The learner will know the fundamental design principles for ground source heat pump collector circuits, design, component sizing and installation.
      • The learner will know the common requirements for the installation of a ground source heat pump connected to hydraulic emitter circuits.
      • The learner will install heat pump units (non-refrigeration units).
      • The learner will test and commission a ground source heat pump system.

      The learner will be able to undertake the non-refrigerant circuit routine service and maintenance of a ground source heat pump system (non-refrigerant circuits).

  • 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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