LCL Course - Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps

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This 5-day, in person course is a regulated heat pump qualification designed for plumbers that wish to demonstrate aptitude in installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps.

It is a valuable resource for operatives or individuals employed or seeking employment with companies that are MCS accredited or interested in joining the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as a certified installer.

This course is delivered by Optimum Energy Solutions Limited accredited by LCL awards.

In this course, you’ll learn:

In respect to Air Source Heat Pump Systems non-refrigerant circuits, this course covers:

  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Handover
  • Inspection
  • Service
  • Maintenance

Cost to Enrollees:

£210+vat per day per candidate


In-person courses;

2 days Low Temperature Heating Design
2 days General Heat Pump Training
1 day Specialist ASHP Training


The course curriculum provides a qualification that demonstrates knowledge in the requirements and process of installation, commissioning, handover, inspection, service, and maintenance of Air Source Heat Pump Systems non-refrigerant circuits. It serves as a foundational base for MCS accreditation for operatives.


N/SVQ Level 2/3 in any one of the following*:

  • Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification
  • Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation)
  • Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation)
  • Oil-Fired Technical Services
  • Gas Installation and Maintenance

In addition, if not included in the above certifications:

  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws (WRAS or equivalent)
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating

*Equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence can be substituted.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, enrollees will:

  • Understand the health and safety risks and be able to apply safe systems of work associated with air source heat pump systems
  • Be familiar with regulations and standards relating to the installation, testing, and commissioning of air source heat pump systems
  • Have an operational understanding of heat pump units and components
  • Be familiar with the variety of air source heat pump systems and arrangements for hydraulic emitter circuits
  • Understand the factors of air source heat pump selection and system design
  • Know the air source heat pump installation preparatory standards
  • Be able to plan and prepare for the installation of air source heat pump systems
  • Be able to install, test, commission, inspect, and maintain air source heat pump systems
  • Be able to handover air source heat pump systems to the client after installation and commissioning
  • Be able to diagnose and rectify defects and malfunctions on air source heat pump systems

This course is ideal for plumbers interested in expanding and demonstrating their expertise in air source heat pump systems, and anyone seeking MCS accreditation.

To learn more please visit LCL Awards - Qualification Details

Spaces for this course are limited, so early registration is advised.

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