Air Source Heat Pumps
Sector Renewable Technologies
Certification NICEIC Certification will issue a Certificate of Competence to learners who successfully attain the required standard of assessment.   
Expiry 5 years
Assessment Information: The Air Source Heat Pumps package has been developed and revised for use with the requirements of the National Occupational Standard Assessment Programme for individuals who wish to demonstrate competence in this particular field.
 
Successful candidates will be able to use the award to apply to join an MCS Installer Scheme and with the modular format of assessments available, may be able to ‘bolt on’ additional units to increase the scope of work they cover.
Contents: Learners will gain an understanding of the following areas:
  • Background
  • Drivers and Barriers                  
  • Introduction to Heat Pump Systems
  • Principals of Operation and Components
  • Regulations
  • Health and Safety
  • System Design
  • Heat Sink Circuits
  • Collector Circuits
  • Air Source Heat Pump, Installation, Testing, and Commissioning
  • Air Source Heat Pump, Maintenance
  • Air Source Heat Pump, Fault Diagnosis and Repair
Pre- requisites: Stand alone Vocationally Related Qualifications (technical certificates) are not acceptable as an alternative to the NVQ awards listed below.
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification
In addition, if not included in the above, current certification in:
  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws (WRAS or equivalent)
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating (C&G 6084 or equivalent)
Health and Safety competence in CoSHH, Working at Height and Manual Handling
Re-Assessment Not available for this course
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