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Begin your journey into renewable energy with ISO Energy Heat Pump Training, backed by leaders in the renewable energy market. The rapid growth challenges, set by government, demand high quality training and development solutions, across the UK, to deliver work ready labour resources.

We partner with like-minded individuals and organizations who train existing engineers and new entrants to the renewables sector using selected accredited reputable training providers across the UK, with the aim of improving the level of knowledge, skill and experience required to consult, design, install, maintain and train in renewables, specifically Air Source & Ground Source Heat pumps.

If you are an existing business upskilling into renewables, or a school/college leaver looking for a career in renewables, or an engineer adding a qualification to your CV for a job, ISO Energy provides training solutions and guidance to anyone wanting to work in the renewable energy sector.

We strive to empower individuals with the correct knowledge and skills to be effective and make a real difference to the environment, decrease energy consumption and reduce living costs.

Heat pumps, Solar PV, Electric Vehicles, Battery Storage and EV Chargers will play a major role in reaching net zero, with government’s target of 600,000 biggest threats to achieving this target is not only a lack of consumer knowledge of how renewable technology works and how they may be integrated, but also the enormous skills shortage which is being exposed through the rapid increase in demand for these renewable products and services. For heat pumps alone, it was estimated there were only 3,000 trained heat pump engineers, but to hit the government’s rollout target at least 27,000 more need to be trained, and this excludes trained engineers for Solar PV and Battery Storage systems.Heat pumps at training centre


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Course details

Level 3 Award in Heat Pump Systems

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

Assessment Information

Heat Pump Technology Air Source
Heat Pump Technology Ground Source
Designed to give installers the skills and knowledge required to correctly install heat pumps. This course has been designed with the intention of meeting the requirement of the National Occupational Standards and industry working groups.
Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.


Trainees should have a minimum

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • 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
  • AND if not included in the above qualification
  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws

Stand-alone technical certificates/Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQ) (non-competency based) are NOT acceptable

Further Information

This course is split into the two areas which can be undertaken as individual areas or both.

e.g. Heat Pump Technology + Air Source or Heat Pump Technology + Ground Source or Heat Pump Technology + Air and Ground Source

The training manual allows you to study in your own time, at your own pace, to reduce the time spent on the training course to a minimum. It is important that you study the content of the manual prior to attending the course to ensure that you are properly prepared and can take part in discussions during the course.

Recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Expiry Information

Certificates are normally valid for 5 years.

Training Materials

The manual includes:

  • 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


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