Heat Pumps

Registered list price: £550.00 + VAT

Non registered list price: £610.00 + VAT

Duration: 4 days
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This course has been designed for Heating and Plumbing engineers to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and faultfinding of ground and air source heat pump systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.

Day 1
  • Fundamental working principles of heat pump systems
  • Fundamental requirements of building location/building features for the potential to install heat pump systems
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Typical advantages and disadvantages of heat pump systems
  • Health and safety risks and safe systems of work
  • Requirements of relevant regulations/standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for heat pump installation work

Day 2
  • Fundamental principles of heat pump selection and system design
  • Fundamental design principles for ground source ‘closed loop’ heat pump collector circuit design and component sizing
  • Layouts of ‘open loop’ water-filled heat pump collector circuits
  • Fundamental air source heat pump design considerations
  • Preparatory work required for heat pump installations
  • Installation, testing, commissioning and handover requirements
  • Planning and preparation for the installation of heat pumps (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Requirements for routine service and maintenance
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults

Day 3
  • Heat loss design calculations for domestic dwellings
  • Calculation of hot water requirements and determination of storage vessel sizing
  • Improving insulation levels to minimise heat loss through building fabric and optimised heat pump choices
  • Calculating energy output from traditional radiators to take into account the lower level of energy generated by heat pumps

Day 4
  • Theory and Practical assessment

The course is ideal for experienced plumbing and heating engineers looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of heat pumps with a view to applying for Competent Person/MCS/Green Deal registration.

Candidates applying for this course should also hold the following qualifications:
 

  • NVQ Level 2 plumbing or H&V (domestic) or equivalent
  • A certificate of competence for the installation of unvented hot water systems
  • WRAS approved Water Regulations qualification
  • An Energy Efficiency qualification issued by a 17024 UKAS accredited body
  • An independently accredited Health and Safety qualification covering Working at Heights, CoSHH and Manual Handling qualifications

The training and assessment have been designed to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and faultfinding of ground and air source heat pump systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.
Successful candidates will now be able to apply to join the MCS Installer Scheme.