Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems Course (Level 3)

Key info

  • Duration: 2 Days

  • Entry requirements: Relevant industry qualifications (See FAQs for more details)

  • Qualification: LCL Awards Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings

  • Cost:£446.00 inc VAT and course manual

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who:

  • …is a plumber, heating engineer, gas engineer or other sector-adjacent professional interesting in upskilling into the renewable energy sector

  • …may not have earned their existing qualifications with Staffordshire Training Service – all qualified candidates are welcome!

About the Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems Course (Level 3)

This qualification is designed to empower learners to design heating systems with a low temperature aim, to maximise the system’s efficiency.

Designed with the combined support of the CIPHE and the Heat Pump Association, this course will allow learners to develop their existing skills by being able to design low temperature heating systems in homes and dwellings.

This course will cover topics including:

  • latest industry standards and regulatory framework relating to heating design

  • requirements for undertaking a room by room heat loss for a property

  • how to correctly size heat emitters for low temperature heating systems

  • how to correctly size pumps and pipework

  • how to correctly size a domestic hot water system

  • the basic design principles of system configurations.

How is the Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems Course (Level 3) delivered and assessed?

The course is taught at our Stafford training centre. You will be assessed through an online assessment and design scenarios.

There are no credits or honours for this course. You will either pass and gain your qualification, or you will be referred and have the opportunity to retake the exam at a later date. If you need to retake the exam, you will receive a free re-sit for each module.

What are the next steps after earning this qualification?

Once you have earned your qualification, we will offer you support on the next steps.

This can include connecting you with partner organisations and clients who are in need of qualified installers or maintenance engineers, either on a direct or subcontracting basis.

Frequently asked questions

What experience do applicants need to secure a place on the course?2023-11-29T10:54:44+00:00

To enrol in this course, you need to hold an N/SVQ Level 2 or 3 certificate in your relevant professional industry. For heating installers, you need to have experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by Gas Safe, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration.

For more information about the specific requirements for this course, please visit the LCL Awards course page. If you’re unsure whether this course is right for you or not, you can talk to our team of teachers and engineers. We’ll be happy to offer you all the advice and guidance you may need.

How is the training and assessment for this qualification accredited?2023-10-31T14:14:12+00:00

Staffordshire Training Centre is one of approximately 160 approved centres delivering training and carrying out assessments under the LCL Awards.

The LCL Awards is one of the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sectors foremost awarding organisation and certification bodies. They’re a well-trusted and recognised organisation; read more about the LCL Awards here.

What happens if I fail the exam?2024-02-07T14:13:54+00:00

If you were unable to successfully pass the assessment phase of the course, you would be referred and together, we’d work out what approach is best for you.

If a candidate wants to retake their exams, we provide you with the opportunity to re-sit any module exam for free. We’d also work with them to ensure they can further develop their skills and practical experience, giving them the confidence and knowledge to hopefully pass their exams this time round.

If we or the candidate feels they need more significant support or that the course isn’t suitable for them, we would work with the candidate to work out the best outcome for all.

How old do learners need to be?2024-02-07T14:13:12+00:00

To join this course, you will need to be over 18 years of age and no longer in full-time formal education.

We’re lucky enough to have a great mix of people join us in our classrooms, and we often welcome learners who are over 50.

Upcoming training course dates

May 22-23, 2024
June 12-13, 2024
August 07-08, 2024
September 26-27, 2024
October 23-24, 2024
November 20-21, 2024
December 18-19, 2024

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