U.K.-based Baxi has launched a full suite of air source heat pump (ASHP) training courses to support heating engineers and installers as they look to become more familiar with and qualified to install the increasingly popular technology.

From understanding how ASHPs work to designing, installing and commissioning them, Baxi’s new courses have been developed to help installers work comfortably and efficiently with the technology, at every level of experience. The new ASHP courses, which are available at Baxi’s network of training centers across the U.K., offer practical, hands-on training, all delivered by Baxi’s accredited training experts.

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For those starting out on their training with heat pumps, the ASHP Product Day explores the principles about how a heat pump works, the Baxi product range, installation considerations, the policy landscape and grants available to installers and customers.

For those looking to gain their Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation, the British Plumbing Employers Council (Training) Ltd.'s (BPEC’s) accredited ASHP Course is a hands-on program that covers the principles of design, installation, commissioning and servicing of ASHP systems. This course is delivered by Baxi and can include water regulation training for those who have not done their qualification. After a formal assessment that leads to a nationally recognized BPEC qualification, heating engineers can use the qualification to demonstrate competence in heat pump installation for their MCS application.

Installers already fitting heat pumps with BPEC accreditation, or another recognized heat pump qualification, can take the Baxi Heat Pump Installer Training. The modular courses give in-depth knowledge and practical skills and are split into two parts — part one on design and application and part two on installation and commissioning of Baxi ASHP products and accessories.

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