The Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technologies Theory 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.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

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)

The course includes the following Units:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment (60 Hours):

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.

  • Heating in Building Services Engineering (60 Hours):

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.

  • Ventilation in Building Services Engineering(60 Hours):

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.

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

The course includes 3 tutor marked assignments (TMAs) and some self assessment exercises. You will only be assessed on the tutor marked assignments which can be submit to your course tutor by email (Word Processed Document) or by post.

Certification:

ABC AwardsOn successful completion of this course students will receive an Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Theory Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, Founded in 1998, ABC Awards combines their expertise with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of their customers.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but certification may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual. This is to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. This means that the course developers (UKDLP) have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.

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