Air Source Heat Pumps Course

Key features

Enables those with industry qualifications (gas, heating or plumbing) to expand into the renewables sector

Qualification gained on successful completion is nationally and industry recognised enabling registration with MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme)

Funding currently available of £500 per engineer to complete, ONLY £214 Including VAT


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3 Days


Currently charged at only £214 including vat due to £500 funding allocated by The Heat Pump Training Grant (limited funding allocation available).

Our Air Source Heat Pumps course enables engineers who hold the pre-requisites to branch into the renewable sector. To meet the UK’s legally-binding climate targets, thousands more heating engineers will need to learn to install and maintain Air Source Heat Pumps. The Heat Training Grant supports trainees in England taking short training courses relevant to heat pumps and heat networks, meaning we now have funding available again for allocation against this course.

The qualification gained on successful completion, LCL Awards Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps is recognised by MCS.

Entry requirements

In order to complete the course you must hold:

  • Current Water Regulations qualification
  • Current ACS OR OFTEC qualification OR have audit-able evidence of prior work and pass an entry assessment OR hold a Diploma Level 2 OR NVQ in Plumbing OR hold an NVQ level 2 in Heating and Ventilation.
    you must also have industry knowledge covering plumbing skills.

If you wish to register with MCS on completion you will also need the following:

  • Current Energy Efficiency qualification OR Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings

If you do not hold any or all these qualifications, we offer all these courses in centre. Please speak to a member of our team and we can provide further information.

How is this course structured?

Upon booking this course we will request copies of your qualifications/certificates for the pre-requisites to the qualification, after this and payment for your position has been made you will receive a formal booking confirmation detailing our centre, location and all your course details.
Over the three days both training and assessments will be covered.

In the training and assessments the following topics are covered;

  • Risk assessments and associated health and safety
  • Regulations and standards associated with heat pumps
  • Understanding of the working, components and types of systems/pumps associated with heat pumps
  • Selection of the correct heat pump for the system selected or installed
  • Preparation, installation, commissioning, and hand over requirements for any works completed
  • Inspection, servicing, repairs, diagnosis faults and malfunctions regarding heat pumps and aspects of possible issues on site
  • Understanding of the requirements needed to work on the refrigerant side of heat pumps

Assessments are conducted within your course consisting of both theory and practical. All assessments conducted are open book and a normative folder of documents will be available for you to use.

Materials included, course costs and funding

Our course is normally charged at only £595+vat but currently has £500 funding through The Heat Training Grant available per candidate to be allocated to this meaning you only pay £214 including vat and will be payable in full. This cost covers the training, assessments, certification fees and refreshments whilst in centre.

There are other options available in regard to funding. Please click the links below.

ELCAS Funding

Phoenix Finance

Would You Like To Know More?

We hope our course information has answered most of your questions, but if there is
anything further we can help with, or if you would like to book onto our open evening or
enrolment date, please complete the contact form below and we will be in contact as soon
as possible.

Alternatively you can call us on 02393071852.


    Can I/We book all the practical training sessions as soon as I/We enrol?

    No, each practical training session is made available to you as soon as you complete the workbooks and training module associated with the practical session. You will however be provided multiple dates if needed due to prior commitments or you cannot attend one for any reason.

    What is the turn around time of marking for the home study learning?

    Our average turn around time for marking of workbooks is a week but we do have in our expectations document a turnaround time of 2 weeks in case of busy periods and an influx of work for our training team.

    In regards to the portfolio, does this have to be completed after the package?

    No, this is included in the list of topics covered and in the timeframe to complete your course and can be completed in your practical session should you need too. All writing up onto the e-learning platform is completed from the comfort of your own home but the practical portfolio, photographic evidence and any associated documentation can be completed in centre during your package.



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