Waxman Training Academy » Heatpump
Course Price Duration Code
QCF Level 3 LOGIC Heat Pump Installation Course £595 + VAT 4 Days HPQ-04-L

Who is this course for?

Waxman air and ground source heat pump course is aimed at providing both installers and renewable energy professionals with a comprehensive qualification in order to propose, survey, design, install and maintain heat pump systems in domestic or small commercial settings. The new QCF Level 3 award from LOGIC Certification is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of domestic and small commercial heat pump systems. This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards as published by industry and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join the scheme.

What are the prerequisites?

Applicants should hold an NVQ Level 2 or above in either domestic/industrial heating and ventilation, plumbing and heating engineering, gas installation or oil-fired technical services. Trainees should also be experienced in the installation of domestic hot and cold water systems and hold a G3 unvented hot water certificate. A basic understanding of electrical practice, WRAS water regulations and energy efficiency in domestic heating is also desirable.

What credits make up this Level 3 award?

  1. 1.     D/602/3072

Install, commission and handover heat pumps (non-refrigerant circuits)

  1. 2.     F/602/3078

Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain heat pump system installations (non‑refrigerant circuits)

  1. 3.     L/602/3083

Inspect, service and maintain heat pump installations (non-refrigerant circuits)

  1. 4.     Y/602/3054

Know the requirements to install, commission and handover heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)

What are the aims of this course?

This course will enable candidates to confidently specify and design air source (up to 16kW) and ground source (up to 24kW) heat pump systems. Candidates will have the opportunity to interact with a range of products and working test rigs, learning how to enlist manufacturers’ support where necessary. From first principles and government incentives to commissioning and fault finding, the Waxman heat pump courses will help develop your renewable credentials.

The QCF Level 3 award and the individual unit credit gained from this course provide a clear insight into your technical ability for potential clients, employers and registration bodies within the industry.

What subject areas will this course cover?

Logic Certification outlines the following subject areas and topics which are covered in the syllabus:

  • Background to market
  • Regulations and guidance
  • Principles of operation
  • Collector types
  • Heat distribution
  • Pre-installation requirements
  • Installation materials and methods
  • Filling, flushing and testing
  • Commissioning
  • Servicing and fault finding

Ensuring the optimum efficiency of heat pump systems requires accurate system design and calculations of the heat load requirements. Obtaining manufacturer guidance, or the services of a suitably qualified professional, is essential for those who are inexperienced with heat loading and system design.

Please note: This course does not cover bore hole drilling, the use of heavy plant, significant ground works or the handling of refrigerants. Pre-charge sealed heat pump units do not require refrigerant circuits to be broken; a suitably qualified F-gas operative should be consulted if necessary.

What assessments are involved?

Assessment is carried out via practical evaluation and written assignment in the form of short response written questions. The assessments are open book, incorporating applicable standards and regulations.

What do I need for this course?

A text book is supplied as part of the course.

Trainees attending the installer course should bring evidence of their relevant qualifications and certificates to show the assessor.

All candidates are required to bring two passport size photographs for the certification process. Safety footwear and overalls are also advisable.