Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies Theory - QLS Level 3 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials (With Optional Online Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 180 Hours (Self-Study)
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Course Description

The Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies Theory - QLS Level 3 Course is ideal for students wanting to learn about Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning within the building trade before pursuing further practical training or a job role. The course is suitable as a piece of initial training for a new starter, or as a refresher for anyone already working in this sector.

Course Overview:

The home study courses are split into the following 3 Units:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment (60 hours)
  • Heating in Building Services Engineering (60 hours)
  • Ventilation in Building Services Engineering (60 hours)

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 3 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement.

The Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies Theory - QLS Level 3 Course Includes the Following Units:
Health, safety and welfare are of paramount importance to any organisation operating within the construction industry. The Health and Safety Executive’s annual league table of fatal injuries shows the construction sector consistently tops the table.The UK and European Union have created a legal framework for prosecuting employers and employees who disregard health, safety and welfare legislation.To reduce the significant accident record in construction, employers must formulate workplace safety policies. These must address the hazards, risks, policies, the organisational and control arrangements required to promote health, safety and welfare, and be communicated to all parties.The unit will provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the legal framework relating to employer and employee responsibilities.An understanding of the principal causes of typical accidents and the associated costs of these will be developed, and learners will explore the methods used to identify workplace hazards in construction, together with the strategies used to control them including the use of risk assessments and monitoring and review procedures. Learners will become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of personnel and with the procedures required following the occurrence of accidents.
Modern heating systems are expected to do much more than maintain the temperature of a space. They must be efficient, functional, environmentally friendly and should contribute to sustainable development. They might also be expected to add to the appearance and ambience of the buildings in which they are installed.A sound understanding of the principles and practices of modern low pressure hot water (lphw) heating is therefore fundamental to the role of the building services engineer. This is particularly true for those involved in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) sector, also known as the ‘mechanical building engineering services’.This unit explores the development of lphw heating installations in a progressive manner. This begins with agreement of the client’s requirements for a system, continues through the design of layouts and the sizing, selection and specification of pipes and equipment, and concludes with the commissioning of a system and its subsequent maintenance.The unit does not consider specialised heating systems such as high pressure hot water and steam, such as are usually associated with large-scale projects. These systems and other more specialised heating installations are dealt with in the Higher National programmes in Building Services Engineering.
For many centuries, ventilation has been recognised as being essential to the promotion of healthy and comfortable buildings for centuries. Today, ventilation is considered even more important, as buildings are more air-tight and legislation imposes a requirement for buildings to have a clean, wholesome, comfortable and fresh environment.Many buildings have a tendency to over-heat in summer and often require methods of cooling them. Air conditioning, once seen as the benchmark for luxury, provides a method of doing this, but at a price that has to be justified and minimised in today’s energy-conscious world.A sound understanding of the principles, procedures and technologies of modern ventilation and air conditioning is therefore fundamental to the role of the building services engineer. This is particularly true for those involved in the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) sector, often referred to as the ‘Mechanical Building Engineering Services’.The unit explores the development of ventilation and air conditioning installations in a progressive manner. It begins with agreement of the client requirements for a system, through the design of layouts and the sizing, selection and specification of ductwork and equipment, and concluding with the commissioning of the system and its subsequent maintenance.
Prerequistes

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

QLS Course Endorsement

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 3 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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