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Foundation Certificate in Basic Heating and Hot Water System Design & Specification

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Duration 2 - 3 days
Certification Logic Certification
Price Call for a quote
Code HSD1
Expiry 5 years

Background

The Foundation certificate in heating and hot water design course is aimed at installers who have recently entered the industry or have little or no experience in the area of heating system design. The course is particularly useful for candidates moving in to the renewables industry, in particular the installation of ground and air source heat pumps, or for underfloor heating industry where accurate heat loss calculations are of paramount importance.

The course will provide a good level of understanding for the design and specification of basic domestic heating systems, as well as size hot water storage cylinders. In addition, heating and hot water design will act as a stepping stone for operatives who wish to go on and complete the IDHEE full diploma. The course is accepted by IDHEE as a unit credit and will save two days attendance on the full diploma course.

The course is based upon the CIBSE Domestic Heating Design Guide (DHDG) 2007 ISBN 1 903287 40 5

Learner outcomes

Be trained and assessed in the following areas:

  • ? Comfort conditions and basic heating and hot water principles
  • ? Basic system types
  • ? Heat-loss calculations
  • ? System design
  • ? System specification and selection including emitters, pipe work, boilers and pump sizing
  • ? Sizing and selection of hot water systems

While training covers pipe-sizing and pump-settings etc in theory, they are not part of the practical work. There are questions regarding these in the written assessment. Candidates wishing to progress to more advanced levels should apply for the IDHEE diploma course.

Pre-requisites

Learners should have basic knowledge in the installation of heating and hot water systems.

Related Qualifications

  • Underfloor Heating Installation & Design
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
  • Hot Water Systems & Safety (inc. Unvented hot water)
  • QCF - Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pumps Systems (Non-refrigerant Circuits)
  • QCF - Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

Related links and support material

IDHEE, CIBSE

Assessment method

Following completion of the training course candidates will be assessed using a design scenario task and multiple choice assessment.

Accreditations

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NTS Courses Gas Training Courses Foundation Certificate in Basic Heating and Hot Water System Design & Specification