Air Source Heat Pump
Our Air Source Heat Pump course covers domestic and commercial applications of 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 Air Source Heat Pump course is for experienced plumbers and heating engineers.
Why Earn 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.
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
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.
Requirements & Preperation
- Install, commission and hand over air source heat pump systems.
- Preparatory work is required for heat pump installations.
- Install, test and commission heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits).
- Hand over heat pump system installations
Diagnose, Rectify, Inspec & Service
- Plan, prepare, install, 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.
Plan, Install, Test & Commission
- Non-refrigerant circuit routine service and maintenance of 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.
Air Source Heat Pump Installation Course FAQs
Here, you can find several frequently asked questions about our Air Source Heat Pump Installation (IMASHPS) Course.
If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation with one of our specialist course advisors.
Do I Need Previous Experience To Begin Training?
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;
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;
- N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;
- 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)
Why Earn The Air Source Heat Pump Installation (IMASHPS) Qualification?
This qualification allows engineers to demonstrate their knowledge of the installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps and can be used by those looking to join the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
How Long Is Air Source Heat Pump Training?
Training takes place over three days. You will be required to be in the centre 8am-4pm.
How Much Does Training Cost?
Prices for our air source heat pump course can vary. It can currently be completed for free as part of the UK government’s net-zero initiative. Learn more.
Where Can I Complete Air Source Heat Pump Trianing?
What Will I Be Able To Install?
Upon completing your air source heat pump course, you’ll be eligible to call yourself a heating engineer. With your ACS and IMASHPS qualifications, you can continue to work on gas appliances across the UK.
But, you’ll now be able to supplement that with air source heat pump installation, maintenance and service, for which the demand will grow as more people adopt these energy-efficient heating options.
How Often Do Courses Start?
We have new Air Source Heat Pump Installation courses starting regularly, so you’ll never have to wait long to begin training with Options Skills.
How Do I Enrol?
To find out more and enrol on our Air Source Heat Pump Installation (IMASHPS) course, you can request a call via our contact form or call us directly on 0800 802 1306.
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