Grant UK rolls out LCL awards for installers

Grant UK is rolling out LCL awards Level 3, specifically the award in low temperature heating and hot water systems in dwellings and the LCL awards level 3 in the installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps systems (non-refrigerant circuits)  

Grant UK is rolling out its LCL Awards, which were launched earlier this year. 

These are now both available at Grant UK’s Wiltshire based training centre and focus on delivering training to heating professionals who are working with low temperature heating systems, principally heat pumps, with one qualification centred on the design of such systems and the other which focuses on installing and maintaining the units.  

For companies or installers who are looking to apply to be MCS certified for heat pump design, installation or both, they will need to hold one or both of these industry qualifications depending on the MCS certification they want to achieve.  

MCS-certified requirement 

The low temperature heating and hot water systems qualification is a two-day course, including assessment, and this meets the requirements for those wishing to apply to be MCS certified for work under the scope of MIS 3005-D. This course, which is intended for heating professionals who will be designing low temperature heating systems, explains the key concepts of such systems, including heat loss calculation and the correct sizing of pipework, emitters, circulating pumps and hot water cylinders, as well as covering the latest industry and regulatory standards.  

The installation and maintenance of air source heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits) qualification is a three-day course, including assessment. This course is designed for heating engineers who will be installing, maintaining and servicing air source heat pumps with the qualification meeting the requirements for those applying to be MCS certified for work under the scope of MIS 3005-I. The course explores the key elements of heat pump installation, commissioning and the handover process, as well as inspecting, servicing and maintaining air source heat pump systems.  

“Grant UK is very pleased to be delivering these two LCL awards qualifications here in Wiltshire,” comments Phil Stanley, training manager at Grant UK.  

“We have been a LCL-approved centre for many years, delivering a range of LCL qualifications to engineers and heating professionals. These new LCL awards provide candidates with the choice to complete the qualification which is most relevant to them and their business, whether that be focusing on system design or heat pump installation and maintenance, or both.”