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

What is the Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings course?

This industry-recognised course has been designed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and the Heat Pump Association (HPA) to meet growing demand for sustainable heating system solutions.

This course aims to upskill learners to the concept of low temperature heating systems and demonstrate their knowledge of the need and requirements for installing low temperature heating and hot water systems in dwellings.

Who is the Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings course for?

Designed to enhance the skills of plumbers, heating engineers, installers, builders, or energy consultants, this course allows learners to develop and practice the skills required for employment within the Building Engineering Services (BES) renewable sector.

Course Benefits

  • Gain expertise in eco-friendly heating systems, increasingly demanded in residential and commercial projects.
  • Learn industry standards, regulations and best practices for low-temperature heating and hot water systems.
  • Gain understanding of system design and calculations to size heat emitters, pumps, pipework, and domestic hot water systems for optimal efficiency.
  • Stay ahead of the curve with knowledge aligned with upcoming building regulations and sustainability trends.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) Offered

Successful completion of this course will mean you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings by LCL.

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LCL Assessment Structure

The course assessment consists of an online multi-choice examination. The multi-choice examination is a controlled assessment. This examination has a pass mark of 75%. Evidence presented from the online assessment will meet the specific Learning Outcomes for this regulated course.

What This Course Includes

This price includes course registration, exam registration, course materials and, if successful in passing the exam, an official LCL Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings certification.

Delivery method:

  • LCL Certification
  • Exam Included
  • Small Classes
  • Level 3 Qualification

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This Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings course covers a wide range of topics, including:

Module 1 – Introduction and Overview:

  • Setting expectations and objectives
  • Define the latest industry standards and regulatory framework relating to heating design

Module 2 – Identify the requirements for undertaking a room by room heat loss for a property:

  • Instruction on the methodologies for calculating heat loss

Module 3 – Identify how to correctly size heat emitters for low temperature heating systems:

  • Detailed explanation of low-temperature heating systems
  • Guidelines on sizing heat emitters, considering different factors

Module 4 – Identify how to correctly size pumps and pipework:

  • Factors affecting the sizing of pumps and pipework
  • Practical session or software demonstration for sizing exercises

Module 5 – Identify how to correctly size a domestic hot water system:

  • Overview of domestic hot water systems
  • Criteria and calculations for correct sizing

Module 6 – Identify the basic design principles of system configurations:

  • Introduction to various system configurations
  • Key design principles and considerations


Associated qualifications:

The prior qualifications, knowledge, skills or understanding which the learner is required to have before taking this course are one of the following:

  • Heating installers with experience installing wet central heating systems, evidenced either by manufacturer courses certification or Gas Safe Register, OFTEC, MCS or HETAS registration
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

These pre-requisites are not required where this course is being delivered as part of a recognised training course in any of the above.

By attending this course, you will acquire invaluable knowledge and skills that can benefit a wide range of professionals.

On completion of this course a learner should be able to:

  • State the latest industry standards and regulatory framework relating to heating design
  • Identify the requirements for undertaking a room by room heat loss for a property
  • Identify how to correctly size heat emitters for low temperature heating systems
  • Identify how to correctly size pumps and pipework
  • Identify how to correctly size a domestic hot water system
  • Identify the basic design principles of system configurations.

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