Renewables

Air Source Heat Pump

OFTEC Level 3 Award In The Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps (OFT21-504A)

LOCATION(S):
Wakefield

Course Overview

This course is aimed at experienced heating installers who wish to expand their knowledge & skills to include fitting heat pumps in domestic and small commercial properties. Completion of the course will provide you with a Level 3 Certification, increasing your credibility and giving you the competitive edge, as well as showing your customers that you are trained to the highest of standards. It gives you a qualification allowing you to install both Mono block and split units, water regs & unvented required to complete training.

Why the air source heat pump course?

Are you an experienced heating or plumbing engineer wishing to expand your services? Our Air Source Heat Pump course is ideal for you.

And thanks to the government’s Heat Training Grant, you can claim £500 off at checkout today! Simply use code ASHP23. 

Be quick though as the grant expires for good on the 29th March 2024!

Being roughly three times more efficient than boilers, heat pumps are the new, greener way to heat a property. So this course ensures you’re qualified to install, commission and service heat pump systems when you’re inevitably requested by clients. 

As a renewable energy qualification, you’ll also be MCS approved upon completion of this course, showcasing your quality, credibility and reliability as an installer. 

What’s involved?

The Air Source Heat Pump course runs over 3 days and is held at our training facility in Wakefield. (Or 4 days if you require your Water Regulations Knowledge certificate and/or Unvented certification) If you're unsure please contact our customer service team.

By the end, you’ll be Level 3 qualified in the domestic, industrial and commercial installation of air source heat pump systems - for both mono and split units. 

Book today or explore the full air source heat pump course below.

Air Source Heat Pump (plus £500 off!)

A huge 76% is funded by your grant

The government's Heat Training Grant supports trainees in England taking approved courses such as our Air Source Heat Pump qualification. So, as one of our trainees, you receive £500 towards your course.

What's more, we make this as easy as possible with a simple £500 off the cost. That means take care of the grant admin ourselves and you can crack on without worrying about claiming a rebate. So don't forget to enter your code 'ASHP23' at checkout!

Book Your Course

This course has multiple options

This course requires to to hold both Water Regulations and Unvented Systems qualifications. If you don't, choose the course option below to include either or both of these.

Don't forget to use code ASHP23 at check to get your £500 off!

Mar 11, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
Mar 15, 2024
Duration:
4 Day
INCLUDES:
Water Regulations
Air Source
4 Day
£ 779.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

Mar 11, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
Mar 15, 2024
Duration:
5 Day
INCLUDES:
Water Regulations
Unvented Systems
Air Source
5 Day
£ 904.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

Mar 12, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
Mar 15, 2024
Duration:
4 Day
INCLUDES:
Unvented Systems
Air Source
4 Day
£ 779.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

Mar 13, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
Mar 15, 2024
Duration:
3 Day
INCLUDES:
Air Source
3 Day
£ 654.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

May 13, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
May 17, 2024
Duration:
5 Day
INCLUDES:
Water Regulations
Unvented Systems
Air Source
5 Day
£ 904.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

May 13, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
May 17, 2024
Duration:
4 Day
INCLUDES:
Water Regulations
Air Source
4 Day
£ 779.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

May 14, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
May 17, 2024
Duration:
4 Day
INCLUDES:
Unvented Systems
Air Source
4 Day
£ 779.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

May 15, 2024

Wakefield
END date:
May 17, 2024
Duration:
3 Day
INCLUDES:
Air Source
3 Day
£ 654.00 
INC VAT
Nearly Full

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Course Locations

Wakefield

Universal Skills Centre
41-42 Monckton Road Ind Est.
Denby Dale Road
Wakefield
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Course Content

  • A look into the design and efficiency requirements of the system.
  • Different types of heat pumps
  • Electrical wiring and controls. 
  • Can offer Unvented hot water qualification as an extra. (It is required to fit and heat pump system).
  • Health and Safety requirements associated with heat pump systems
  • Regulations and legislation relating to heat pumps
  • Fundamental principles
  • Pipework
  • Safe Isolation
  • Installation and maintenance of heat pumps
  • Servicing and commissioning of heat pumps
  • Basic refrigeration principles
  • Carrying out safety checks
  • Checking system stability
  • Identifying installation faults
  • Handover procedures

Course Structure

Day 1 (optional):
*contact the centre if you would like to add this on or want any additional information on this*

  • Water Regulations

Day 2 (optional):

*contact the centre if you would like to add this on or want any additional information on this*

  • Unvented

Day 2-3:

  • Theory
  • Classroom
  • Workshops

Day 4:

  • Multiple Choice Exam Paper
  • Practical Assessment

Entry Requirements

Any fully qualified plumber or heating engineer at NVQ level 3, or structured CPD with relevant industry experience. Candidates should also have extensive knowledge of heating system design and principles.

Get up to speed: what is an air source heat pump?

There are two types of air source heat pump system: air-to-water and air-to-air. 

Air-to-water source heat pump systems are the most common domestic installation. They capture heat from the air and transfer it to a fluid inside the pump.

This fluid is compressed in the heat pump unit to produce a higher temperature which, in turn, warms up the home’s hot water supply for wet central heating systems, underfloor heating, taps and showers. 

Air-to-air source heat pump systems are less common. They typically use fans to circulate warm air around the home and aren’t used to heat water.

Benefits of air source heat pumps

Minimal carbon emissions

An air source heat pump does not directly burn fossil fuels to create heat like a boiler does. And whilst an air source heat pump does need some electricity to run, it is 3-4 times less than your average boiler. 

Lower maintenance requirements & improved safety

Whilst a boiler requires a routine service once a year for optimal performance and safety, heat pumps are every 2-3 years. Regular cleaning of filters and annual servicing is typically sufficient to ensure optimal performance. Also, unlike boilers, air source heat pumps don’t burn fuel internally - reducing the risks of gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. They also operate at lower temperatures and have fewer mechanical components, minimising fire hazards. 

Reduced energy bills

Heat pumps can produce three units of energy for every one unit of electricity they consume. So, they use much less electricity to heat your home. In today’s cost of living crisis, this is particularly important.

Air Source Heat Pump

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