Fulltime Classroom Engineering, manufacturing and construction

Skills To Advance – Domestic Heat Pump Installation

The aim of the programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to design, install and commission domestic heat pump systems in a safe and competent manner and in accordance with appropriate legislation, regulations and standards.

Successful candidates will meet the training criteria to register as an installer with
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Start Date: 07-09-2024 Hours/week: 31 Hrs 15 Mins

Education Requirements
Learners must hold as a minimum the National Craft Certificate as Plumber or Refrigeration Craftsperson or Electrician

Age Requirements
Learners must have reached the statutory school leaving age

Learning Aptitude
Ability to absorb and internalise a large body of course content, develop and apply new skills in a
relatively short space of time. Numerical aptitude for completing the necessary sizing
calculations and costing the installation. Spatial aptitude to visualise the run of pipe-work and
wiring runs from a flat plan. Good motor skills for handling tools and manipulating pipe-work
and connections.

Previous Experience
Time served as a Plumber, Refrigeration Craftsperson, Electrician, Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter or equivalent and at least one year post Apprenticeship experience

Module Award Body
Domestic Heat Pump Systems Domestic Heat Pump Systems (6N5646) QQI
On completion of the Training Programme learners will be able to:-

1- Explain the use of Heat Pump Technology as a sustainable energy solution and its contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases

2- Outline the use of safe work practices concerning the installation of domestic heat pump systems

3- Appraise the relationship between low temperature floor heating systems, wall heating systems and thermal comfort, including controlled building ventilation

4- Appraise the national regulations in respect of heat pump sources

5- Assess the physical principles and thermodynamic cycle concerning heat pumps, including the components within a heat pump and their function

6- Formulate the coefficient of performance (COP) and seasonal performance factor (SPF) of a domestic heat pump system

7- Provide advise to potential customers on the ecological and economic issues relating to domestic heat pump technologies

8- Apply relevant scientific and mathematical concepts to the specification and design of an efficient domestic heat pump installation with regard to the site, collector heat source, boiler and heat distribution system

9- Install a domestic heat pump installation to include planning of system and with due regard for safety and compliance with standards and national building regulations

10- Take overall responsibility for the co-ordination of all aspects of the domestic heat pump installation

11- Manage the commissioning of a domestic heat pump system, including balancing the mass flow within the heat source and the heat sink and complete the hand over of the completed system to the client.


Wexford Contracted Training


Wexford Town – venue to be confirmed

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Recruitment Department


051 301500