Heat Pumps

Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps 

Call 0870 013 0389 to book a course or email

Understanding the design, installation and commissioning of Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps.

What will you learn?

This training and assessment is designed to provide experienced heating and plumbing engineers with the necessary skills for the basic design, installation, commissioning and service of Air and Ground Source Heat Pump systems.

Who should attend?

Individuals who wish to self-certify heat pump installations through the NICEIC MCS Installer Scheme (or other government scheme operators).

The course programme

■ Legislation

■ Types of heat pump systems

■ Differences between ground source, air source and heat recovery systems

■ Selection of system and suitability for installation

■ Survey and design

■ System design criteria

■ Health & safety issues including excavation

■ Installation criteria and requirements

■ Testing and Commissioning

■ System Handover

■ Service and maintenance

■ Assessment


Successful candidates can diversify their business into the emerging renewable market. The early adopters of these technologies can win new business and exploit the opportunities that the microgeneration industry presents.


Candidates will need to possess:

§  A recognised competence in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, or solid fuel or a relevant plumbing qualification such as an NVQ level 2 or equivalent experience

§  A certificate of competence for the installation of unvented hot water systems

§  A WRAS approved Water Regulations qualification

§  An Energy Efficiency qualification issued by a 17024 UKAS accredited body

§  An independently accredited health and safety qualification covering CoSHH and Manual Handling qualifications

Note: All prerequisites are available via NICEIC Training

Next Step

Candidates might also be interested in other renewable technologies such as Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Bio Fuels, Wind Power and Hydro Power.

To join the NICEIC Microgeneration Installer Scheme (MCS), call 0870 013 0458


The Course Programme

  • System types
  • Cell types
  • System construction methods
  • Grid connection methods
  • DC Components
  • AC Components
  • Inverter sizing
  • AC/DC Cable sizing
  • Maintenance / Fault finding

Cost: £510 + VAT

Duration: 3 days

Assessment NICEIC 

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