Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings

This qualification is designed for the purpose of membership to or membership retention to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), and a thorough knowledge of the Low Temperature Heating Design Methods. And to meet the need now and the future that all heating systems be designed with a low temperature aim from the outset to maximize efficiency of the system.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 11044
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Plumbing

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Course Overview
This course is delivered over a two-day period and comprises the theory and design principles for the correct planning for a Low Temperature Heating System.

Assessment through e-Assessment and design scenarios.

You are new to or adding to MCS schemes or entering the Air Source Heat Pump renewable energy marketplace.

How to correctly design LTHS right now and in the future so that all heating systems will be designed with a low temperature aim from the outset to maximize efficiency of the system. 

Learning the correct design methods to allow you to be equipped with the skills to design the Low Temperature Heating Systems. 

There are clear pathways to the Level 5 Green Technologies and Retrofitting courses. 

To be a qualified Plumber and or heating installer with experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by manufacturer courses certification or equivalent such as: Gas Safe Register, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration. 

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