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    Approval status

    This course is subject to centre approval from BPEC

    Please note that all courses are subject to a minimum number in order to run

    About the course

    Our first course starts on Monday 18 March 2024

    Other start dates are available throughout the year, subject to numbers. 

    Apply now for a course starting this year.

    This is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of air source heat pump systems. The qualification is recognised by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join one of their respective schemes.

    Entry requirements

    To enrol on this course you should already hold a minimum NVQ Level 2 qualification in Plumbing or Conventional Heating Engineering or a demonstrable number of years of relevant industry experience. You must also have current certification in UK Water Regulations or equivalent.

    How much does it cost?

    The full fee for this course is: £585.00

    If you are an employer or are self-employed and located in Essex (including Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock), funding to cover the fees for this course may be available to you.
    Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to request a Training Needs Analysis with one of our training and skills advisors.

    Who is it suitable for?

    If you’re a plumber who wants to embrace the future of domestic and commercial heating change, currently being rapidly rolled out to meet the needs of climate change, and want to get ahead of the game with new heat pump and solar technology then this is the course for you.

    You will be building on your existing knowledge and experience and gaining a valuable overview of how to install air source heat pumps in a domestic setting.

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    Why study?

    About the Renewable Energy Training Centre

    Opened in 2023, the Harlow College Renewable Energy Training Centre has been created in association with Mitsubishi Electric. The Centre is fully equipped with six Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Air Source Heat Pumps, which you will be trained to install and to configure with either a wet radiator system or, alternatively, ambient under floor heating. 

    The Renewable Energy Training Centre uses roof-mounted photo-voltaic solar panels, and energy storage to generate free electricity to power our heat pumps and lighting. The course will explain integration of PV solar with air source heat pumps for maximum efficiency.

    Enrolling on this course will help your business to thrive and meet decarbonisation targets in support of Net Zero by 2050.

    Harlow College is a BPEC Approved Assessment Centre

    Harlow College is a BPEC Approved Assessment Centre

    Core modules

    M/650/2399 Know the requirements to size, select, install, commission and handover air source heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)

    D/650/2400 Plan, prepare, install, commission, and maintain air source heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Personal Protective Equipment

    Basic Hand tools – (Lists will be provided at the enrolment stage)

    Basic stationary – (Lists will be provided at the enrolment stage)

    The City and Guilds textbook Plumbing book 1 and 2

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course