Air Source Heat Pumps

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BPEC Level 3 Heat Pump Systems NOS Mapped

This is a nationally recognised qualification course is aimed at experienced heating engineers who wish to fit, air source, heat pumps.

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Is this course right for me?

This three day qualification is for learners to be able to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to install heat pumps systems within the Building Services Engineering (BSE) renewable sector. The target groups for the qualification are those learners who are:

  • Updating occupational competence, continuous professional development and/or obtaining a licence to practice
  • Preparing for further learning or training and/or developing knowledge and/or skills in a subject area and are existing workers in the occupation seeking to extend their range of work

Learners should have a minimum NVQ Level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering, or a demonstrable number of years of relevant experience, plus Water Regulations/Byelaws.

Although not a pre-requisite for this heat pump course, it is recommended that learners complete the BPEC Low Temperature Hot Water Heating Systems qualification (LTH-001) to enhance their knowledge of the design of low temperature hot water heating systems that utilise a heat pump as the heat source.

Content covered include:

  • Heat pumps in context
  • How a Heat pump works – principles and components
  • Insulation, heat losses and the effect of heating system design
  • Domestic hot water, buffer tanks and solar coils
  • Health and Safety
  • Heat pump installation
  • Maintenance and fault finding

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

The BPEC Heat Pump Systems programme is recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Following completion of this course you might want to try another one of our Energy Centre courses.

  • Copies of prior learning and/or qualifications
  • No additional costs
  • Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding may be available for this course (subject to eligibility). Click here for more information or contact

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Last updated: 28/09/2022
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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