OFT21-504G - Installation, commissioning and servicing of Ground Source Heat Pumps.

OFT21-504G - Installation, commissioning and servicing of Ground Source Heat Pumps

Qualification Code

OFT21-504G (available soon)

Qualification Title

Installation, commissioning and servicing of ground source heat pumps


This course is for technicians who wish to install, commission and service Ground Source Heat Pumps (non-refrigerant system). The course covers a variety of areas including health and safety, regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation, factors to be considered before and during installation, filling and flushing requirements, appliance installation, thermal transfer fluids, collector circuit installation and sizing, soundness tests, operational checks and procedures, fault finding identifying unsafe situations, and practical servicing and commissioning.

Assessment Information

Assessment is via multiple choice theory papers, practically assessed worksheets (PAWS), and practical hands-on assessment


Applicants must hold a nationally recognised qualification and/or registration in a trade associated with heating and/or plumbing work for a period of not less than two years.


Must have ‘on the job’ heating installation and/or maintenance experience for a period of not less than two years


Hold current and valid Water Regulations certificate

Hold current and valid Unvented Hot Water certificate

Course contents

To follow

Expiry Information

Re-assessment is required after five years

Training Materials

OFTEC Heat Pump reference manual, MCS Domestic Heat Pumps - A Best Practice Guide, MCS MIS 3005-I, MCS MIS 3005-D, Approved Documents L1A, L1B, Domestic Heating Design Guide

Installation of Ground/Water Source Heat Pumps to MCS Installation Standard 3005-I

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