BPEC Heat Pump Systems

The BPEC Heat Pump Systems programme is recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Course Details

This qualification is designed to give installers the skills and knowledge required to correctly install heat pumps. This course has been designed with the with the intention of meeting the requirement of the National Occupational Standards.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is aimed at practicing plumbers interested in gaining the qualifications that will allow them to install heat pumps and should have a minimum NVQ Level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering, or a demonstrable number of years of relevant experience, plus Water Regulations/Byelaws and Energy Efficiency certificates.


What’s involved?

During your study you will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas heat pumps including:

  • Heat pumps in context.

  • 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

  • Plus an appendix containing reference charts for ground heat exchanger design.


What the course covers?

Multi-choice question paper  - 2 hours 15 minutes

Multi-choice question paper  - 2 hours 10 minutes

Practical Assessment            - 3 hours

What career can this lead to?

This after completing this qualification the certificate is normally valid for 5 years which will allow you to install Heat Pumps.

Hands on training for success

All our course trainers have decades of teaching experience and both courses are assessed by a range of methods including online multiple-choice exams, practical assessments and written assignments.

You’ll learn from a range of training methods in our computer-equipped classroom. All courses include the relevant hand-outs to support your learning.

Course Equipment Requirements


Course fee

TBA includes registration and exam fees


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