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Air Source Heat Pump Training Course

Learn how to install high quality, high efficiency Air Source Heat Pump systems with the UK’s leading specialist renewables training provider. 

This three-day training course is designed for experienced heating installers who wish to future-proof and expand their skill set to include the installation and maintenance of ASHPs in domestic and small commercial settings. 

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Course cost

660.00
£160.00 exc. VAT

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Course duration

3 days

Accreditation

LCL Awards

Air Source Heat Pump Course Information

This Air Source Heat Pump Installation Course delivers the knowledge, skills and competency required to design, specify, install, commission and maintain domestic and small commercial air source heat pumps. 

During the course, you will receive practical training, including work on:

  • Purpose-built ASHP rigs; and 
  • Live equipment within a fully functioning plant room.

You will also cover theory relating to health & safety, industry regulations and best-practice.

At the end of the three-days, candidates will undertake a practical, observed assignment and multiple-choice, open-book theory assessment.

On completion of this course, you will receive an LCL Awards Level 3 Certificate, which is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

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To enrol on this Air Source Heat Pump installation course, you need to hold the following qualifications:

  • Level 2/3 SVQ or NVQ in plumbing, heating/ventilation gas or oil. 
  • WRAS Water Regulations, which can be completed in addition to your ASHP qualification if necessary, if not held. 
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The course consists of 3 days in-centre training. 

Successful candidates will receive their LCL Awards certificate approximately four to six weeks following completion of the course.

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This Air Source Heat Pump Installation Course enables operatives to specify, survey, design and install domestic or small commercial heat pump systems, enlisting manufacturers support where required. Systems up to 16kW for air source heat pumps are covered, plus the following areas:

  • Background to market.
  • Heat pump regulations and guidance.
  • Principles of air source heat pump operation.
  • Heat pump types.
  • Matching to the correct heating system.
  • Pre-installation requirements.
  • Installation materials and methods.
  • Setting to work, commissioning.
  • Heat pump servicing and fault finding.

 

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Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) are the primary heating technology that will enable the UK to meet its decarbonisation targets, offering key business opportunities for heating installers now and in the future. The government has pledged to deliver 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028, rising to 1.9 million by 2035. 

An air source heat pump (ASHP) extracts heat from the outdoor air and transfers it indoors, warming water to provide central heating and hot water. Heat pumps use technology similar to that found in a refrigerator or air conditioner, essentially in reverse, compressing and expanding refrigerant to absorb and release heat energy. 

Heat pumps are powered by electricity and are at least three times more efficient than a gas boiler. Some heat pumps can also be used for cooling, but these are not commonly found in UK homes.

Yes, air source heat pumps require regular servicing to maintain their efficiency and longevity. A typical service will include cleaning filters, inspecting refrigerant levels, checking electrical components and ensuring the system operates optimally. Servicing intervals may vary but are often recommended annually.

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