Air, Ground Source & Design Heat Pumps

Sector Renewable Technologies
Certification NICEIC Certification will issue a Certificate of Competence to learners who meet the requirements laid down within this page. Certificates of Competence will be valid for the time period specified on it.
Expiry 5 years
Assessment Information: The Air, Ground Source & Design Heat Pumps package has been developed to the requirements of the National Occupational Standard Assessment Programme for individuals who wish to demonstrate competence in this particular field.

Successful candidates will be able to use the qualification to
apply to join an MCS Installer Scheme.

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Contents: Learners will gain an understanding of the following areas:

Unit 1: ASHP & GSHP Core Foundation
Unit 2: ASHP (Installation & Maintenance)
Unit 3: GSHP (Installation & Maintenance)
Unit 4: Heat Pump System Design

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Pre- requisites: Stand alone Vocationally Related Qualifications (technical
certificates) are not acceptable as an alternative to the NVQ
awards listed below.

• N/SVQ Level 2/3 or Equivalent. Examples Include: Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation (Domestic/Non-Domestic/Commercial Installation), Oil Fired Technical Services and Gas Installation & Maintenance.

• Alternatively, heating installers with “3-years” minimum experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by manufacturer course certification, Gas Safe Register, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration.

In addition to the above, the following certification must be held by the learner or included as part of the training course package, assessed and certificated on successful attainment:
• Low Temperature Heating & Hot Water Systems (LTHWS See Installers Only), Energy Efficiency (EE), Un-Vented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (UVHW) & Water Regulations (WR).