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Level 3 Air Source Heat Pump Installation

Pre-registration is now open for this course.

Air source heat pumps are devices that either use the heat of the earth or compressed air to heat buildings.

This course is primarily aimed at qualified Plumbers or new entrants to the market such as apprentices.
4 days
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

This four-day qualification is aimed at experienced tradespersons who hold qualifications in plumbing or electrical installation.

A good understanding of construction principles is required along with a good level of maths and English, even though these are not mandatory requirements.

Ground and air source heat pumps are one of many new green technologies that are beginning to address the drive towards carbon neutrality. We require a new skilled workforce that has the ability to install a range of branded equipment across the GMCA and wider. This qualification will act as an additional bolt-on qualification that supports the existing skills of the individuals who desire to retrain and up-skill in this area.


Please register your interest for the course by clicking the 'Apply' button above, you will then be contacted by one of our Team.


This course covers:

  • 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
  • Ground heat exchangers
  • Health and safety
  • Heat pump installation
  • Maintenance and fault finding
What are the entry requirements?

Applicants should have a minimum of at least one of the below qualifications or equivalent earlier certification:

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing 
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) 
  • ·N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) 
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance
  • Heating installers with minimum 3 years of experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by manufacturer courses certification or Gas Safe Register, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration
  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
How much does the course cost?


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