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Ground Source Heat Pump Training

Learn how to deliver high quality, high efficiency ground source heat pump systems with the UK’s leading specialist renewables training provider. 

This 2-day training course is designed for experienced heat pump installers who want to expand their existing skill set to include fitting GSHPs in domestic and small commercial settings.

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Course cost

£330.00 exc. VAT

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Course duration

2 days

Accreditation

LCL Awards

Heat Pump Course Information

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

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

  • Purpose-built GSHP 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 two-days, you 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 in this GSHP installation course, you must hold the following qualifications as a minimum:

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The course consists of 2 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 Ground Source Heat Pump Installers Course will enable operatives to specify, survey, design and install domestic or small commercial heat pump systems, enlisting manufacturers support where required. 

Training covers the following areas:

  • Background to market.
  • Heat pump regulations and guidance.
  • Principles of ground and air source heat pump operation.
  • Heat pump collector types.
  • Heat distribution.
  • Pre-installation requirements.
  • Installation materials and methods.
  • Filling, flushing and testing.
  • Setting to work, commissioning.
  • Heat pump servicing and fault finding.
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The market for ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) is expanding as more homeowners, businesses, and governments recognise their potential in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. 

Skilled heat pump installers with expertise in GSHP technology can position themselves at the forefront of this growing market and capitalise on increasing demand for renewable heating solutions. 

A Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) works by utilising the relatively stable temperature of the earth to heat or cool buildings. Consisting of a ground loop (buried pipes), a heat pump unit and a distribution system, the GSHP extracts heat from the earth, compresses it using refrigerant and releases the heat into the building's heating system where it warms water used for central heating and hot water. 

During cooling, the process is reversed, with heat being removed from the building and transferred into the ground.

The choice between air and ground source heat pumps depends on various factors, including location, budget and specific heating needs. Both systems have their advantages: air source heat pumps are generally easier and cheaper to install, working for the majority of UK properties, while ground source heat pumps tend to be more efficient and suitable for larger applications - big houses or commercial sites. 

The depth of the ground loop for a Ground Source Heat Pump system can vary depending on factors like soil conditions and the system's heating or cooling capacity. For residential systems, loops are typically buried at depths of 1.5 to 2 metres. However, larger systems or those with specific requirements may have deeper loops.

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