Heat Pumps - Installer Course & Design Awareness Course
The following training and assessment packages are certificated by Logic Certification Ltd to industry led standards
|Guided Learning Hours:||3 - 4 days|
Air and Ground source heat pump training will enable candidates to confidently propose, survey, design and install domestic or small commercial heat pump installations, enlisting manufacturers support where required. The scope of the course covers up to 24kW for Ground Source and 16kW for Air Source.
The heat pump course for installers is recognised by the MCS and delivers an entry-level qualification for experienced heating engineers or plumbers.
The heat pump design awareness course is intended for those involved in the planning and specification of heat pump equipment, not installation.
Be trained and assessed in the following areas:
The course does not cover bore hole drilling or significant ground works, use of heavy plant and equipment or handling of refrigerants. Pre-charge sealed units do not require refrigerant circuits to be broken; if this is necessary, a suitably qualified F Gas qualified operative should be employed.
During the design of any heat pump installation accurately calculating the heat load requirement is paramount to ensure optimum and efficient operation of the system. Calculating building load and heating system design is not covered in any great depth in this course and candidates without that knowledge should either; employ the services of suitably qualified person, seek manufacturers guidance or take the Logic Foundation Heating and Hot Water System Design and Specification course
For the installer course it is essential that trainees are experienced in the installation of domestic cold and hot water systems and hold a G3 certificate in Unvented Hot Water Systems. Candidates must also have a recognised competency in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, oil or solid fuel; or for those in the plumbing field an NVQ level 2 or equivalent plumbing qualification and/or experience. Basic knowledge of electrical practice and WRAS Water (fittings) Regulations is also desirable.
For the designer course, no formal qualifications are required but some basic plumbing knowledge is preferable.
|Assessment method:||The installer course includes both written and practical assessments. The designer course culminates in a written exam and design exercise.|
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