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The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Health and Safety
  • Regulations
  • Principles of heat pumps
  • Horizontal ground heat exchangers
  • Air collectors
  • System Design
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Maintenance and Fault Findings

Entry requirements:

This course is aimed at qualified domestic plumbing and heating engineers.

Pre-requisite entry requirements:

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent
  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
  • Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating

Stand-alone vocationally related qualifications are not acceptable.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • Practical work


  • Multiple choice GOLA test
  • Practical assessments


Competent Person Schemes (CPS), or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)