Let us come to you or come and join us here at GTEC for our Foundation Certificate in Basic Heating and Hot Water System Design & Specification (Heat Loss Calculations) Course and update your knowledge and skills in our first-class training facility in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We work with the best trainers and assessors in small groups to give you exceptional individual training, making sure that you fully understand what you are learning and helping you to get the very best out of your course.
We work with and support local businesses to provide excellent catering throughout the course duration and can also provide you with good deals on local accommodation in town should you need it.
Who is it for & why is it important to me?
This course is aimed at installers who have recently entered the industry or have little or no experience in the area of heating system design. The course is particularly useful for candidates moving in to the renewables industry, in particular the installation of ground and air source heat pumps, or for underfloor heating industry where accurate heat loss calculations are of paramount importance. Completion of the course will provide you with a Foundation Certificate, increasing your credibility and giving you the competitive edge, as well as showing your customers that you are trained to the highest of standards.
How long is the course and what is included?
This course is 2-3 days in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee, any course material required as well as lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
What does the course cover?
You will receive training and be assessed in the following areas:
- Comfort conditions and basic heating and hot water principles
- Basic system types
- Heat-loss calculations
- System design
- System specification and selection including emitters, pipe work, boilers and pump sizing
- Sizing and selection of hot water systems
While training covers pipe-sizing and pump-settings etc in theory, they are not part of the practical work. There are questions regarding these in the written assessment. Candidates wishing to progress to more advanced levels should apply for the IDHEE diploma course.
How will I learn and be assessed?
Following completion of the training course candidates will be assessed using a design scenario task and multiple-choice assessment.
What do I need to bring to the course?
Any course material required will be provided by GTEC.
Who is the awarding organisation for this course?
You will receive your certificate approximately 4 to 6 weeks following successful completion of the course.
What can this qualification lead on to?
Once you have completed this essential foundation course there are many other areas you may choose to expand your professional development, including:
- Combined Heat Pump Installation 3 Day Course
- Energy Efficiency (Part L) Course
- Domestic Energy Assessor 3 Day Course