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GROUND AND AIR SOURCE
Heat PUMP COURSE
(imashps/imhps21)

Our Ground and Air Source Heat Pump course covers domestic and commercial applications of ground and air source technologies and the requirements for application to the MCS.

Heat pump training, when combined with Low-Temperature Heating Design, allows successful learners to design, specify, install and maintain low-temperature heating systems incorporating heat pumps.

The Ground and Air Source Heat Pump course is a five-day course for experienced plumbers and heating engineers.

5 DAYS
DURATION

£750
inc. vat

FLEXIBLE
TRAINING

WHY EARN GROUND AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP QUALIFICATIONS?

As the heating industry evolves, engineers must have a broader range of skills. With the government’s target to install 600,000 heat pumps each year, gas engineers and plumbers are being called upon to upskill and help to meet the demand. 

Throughout the training, you’ll cover everything from the health and safety standards to requirements of how to plan, install, inspect, and service ground-source and air-source heat pumps.  

The Installation & Maintenance of Ground and Air Source Heat Pump course is £750, including VAT. 

Engineer reading air source heat pump document
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Health &
Safety

Health and safety risks and safe systems.

Regulations and standards for installing, testing, and commissioning heat pump systems.

Purpose and operational characteristics of heat pump system components

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Principles Of Design & Layout

Different types of heat pump systems and the arrangements for hydraulic emitter circuits.

Principles of heat pump selection and system design.

Fundamental design principles for ground source ‘closed loop’ heat pump collector circuit design, component sizing and installation.

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Requirements & Preparation

Install, commission and hand over air source heat pump systems. 

Preparatory work required for heat pump installations. 

Install, test and commission  heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits). 

Hand over heat pump system installations

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Plan, Install, Test & Commission

Plan, prepare and install heat pump systems.

Test and commission heat pump systems.

Test and commission an air source heat pump installation (non-refrigerant circuits).

Be able to hand over a ground source heat pump installation.

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Diagnose, Rectify, Inspect & Service

Non-refrigerant circuit routine service and maintenance of ground source and air source heat pump system installations.

Diagnose and rectify defects and malfunctions in heat pump systems and non-refrigerant circuit faults in heat pump system installations.

GROUND AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP COURSE SYLLABUS

MONDAY
  • Induction
  • Heat Pump Overview & Consideration
  • Project planning
  • Health & Safety
  • Standards
TUESDAY
  • Heat Pump Principles
  • Cop/Scop
  • Heating Water Volumes
  • Domestic Hot Water
WEDNESDAY
  • Heat System Design
  • Pump Sizing
  • Installation Considerations
  • Electrical Connections
THURSDAY
  • Setting To Work
  • Documentation
  • Maintenance
  • Fault Finding
  • GSHP Design & Collector Options
FRIDAY
  • Assessment
The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content are subject to change at the discretion of the training manager & individual course tutors.

12 MONTHS FREE CHECKATRADE MEMBERSHIP OFFER

When you enrol on our ACS Domestic Gas & Plumbing Maintenance Training Course, you’ll be eligible to apply for twelve months of free Checkatrade membership. 

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Allowing you to reach new customers in your local area and further afield, Checkatrade and Options Skills will help you launch your career and grow your business.

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Air Source Heat Pump in the Options Skills Renewables Hub
Engineer testing air source heat pump
Engineer fixing air source heat pump cover in place

SEE WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR GROUND AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP COURSES

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Amy KeayAmy Keay
17:49 14 Jan 22
Option Skills - BirminghamI’m not usually a person who will write feedback on Google, but I am someone who will give credit where credit is due.I found myself in a position where I had been made redundant, and id had a conversation with someone who’d decided to go on a gas course and do this through Option Skills. After speaking with the individual, I decided that id give this a go myself to give myself a trade.I can honestly say that it is better than anything that id ever expected. Iv always been someone who had worked in finance, so doing this was new to me and I was a bit apprehensive with how it would go.I have nothing but praise to the employees at Option Skills, and I feel that they are a credit to the company.Andrew, Leanne and Shaun have been the people taking the training sessions, and what incredible people they are.They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible with an extra desire to wanting to see you achieve.I have done the course for 8 weeks, and the knowledge I have picked up already is immense.If you are someone looking to get into the gas trade, I would highly recommend Option Skills as you will not be disappointed.Carl Evans
Samuel LauSamuel Lau
19:46 05 Jan 22
Although this course is intense and you will find yourself picking up a lot of information in a short space of time, Options Skills are the best way to get into the trades if you are a fast learner and are willing to work hard. The trainers are excellent (John, Steve, Thomas) and they will help you wherever they can, however be prepared to put in the work yourself in the evenings and weekends to revise and pass exams. Josh and James from the recruitment team were a joy to work with, they work tirelessly to find us all placements to start working in the industry while you complete the portfolio part of the course. I just finished the Electrical 6 week course and the lads found me a job in Birmingham city centre. With a number of exams left to do and portfolio to complete after you finish the 6 weeks in-centre, you can expect the total time to reach being qualified to be around 1-2 years.
beau clarkebeau clarke
08:12 24 Nov 21
Really recommend this training centre. Just finished a 6 week electrical installation course. Tutors Colin and John were great, they were knowledgeable professional and very supportive throughout. Josh and his recruitment team managed to find me a job in the industry starting the Monday after I finished the training. 5 stars all round from me. Thank you to everybody at option skills and keep up the good work!!!
Tom McdonaldTom Mcdonald
17:52 03 Nov 21
Great service from start to finish. Course is very well run & enjoyable. Prepares you for the world of electrics, with constant support from trainers Colin or John when needed. After the course is finished Josh and his team work around the clock to help you get a foot in the door at an electrical company. Constant support & updates, giving you confidence in what can be a hard process. Making it very smooth and simple
Kiril IvanovKiril Ivanov
07:37 14 Oct 21
John, I would like to express how much I enjoyed your classes. Thank you for making your classes special and interesting and enjoying with your innovative teaching.Thank you, for all the fun activities you included in the class to enhance learning, proving the fact that learning can indeed be fun.Great Teachers never try to be the best teachers. They simply bring out the best in their students. You definitely are one and I want you to know this. Thank you for everything.
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GROUND AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP COURSE FAQs

Frequently asked questions about our ground and air source heat pump course.

To be eligible to undertake training, you must hold one of the following: 

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; 

or 

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; 

or 

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; 

or 

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; 

or 

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence. 

In addition, if not included in the above current certification in relation to: 

  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws (WRAS or equivalent) 

These qualifications allow learners to demonstrate their knowledge of the installation and maintenance of ground and air source heat pumps and can be used by those looking to join the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Training takes place over five days.

You will be required to be in the centre Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.

Our full ground and air source heat pump course, covering installation and maintenance, costs £750.

For more information on payment options, please speak to our course advisors on 0800 802 1306.

Training is available at each one of our training centres.

Upon completing your heat pump training, you’ll be eligible to call yourself a heating engineer. With your ACS and IMASHPS, and IMHPS21 qualifications, you can continue to work on gas appliances across the UK.

However, you’ll now be able to supplement that with heat pump installation, maintenance and service, for which the demand will grow as more people adopt these energy-efficient heating options.

We are trading standards approved training provider, meaning we have been audited by trading standards and meet their criteria.

We have over 1000 5-star views from past students across our training centres.

Established nearly ten years, we have four training centres across the UK.

We put a significant focus on practical, hands-on learning.

We keep class sizes small to ensure focused learning and plenty of individual tutor time for students.

We offer two free exam resits when necessary, deliver refresher training and provide ongoing support to all our students.

We boast our own purpose-built online learning platform to support students in their training.

Our in-house recruitment team assist students in finding employment upon completing their training.

We have new ground and air source heat pumps courses starting regularly, so you’ll never have to wait long to begin training with Options Skills. 

To find out more and enrol on our ground and air source heat pump course, you can request a call back via our contact form or call us directly on 0800 802 1306.

COURSE LOCATIONS

GROUND & AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP TRAINING IN

BIRMINGHAM

GROUND & AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP TRAINING IN

MANCHESTER

GROUND & AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP TRAINING IN

SOUTH LONDON