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Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Training Course - Halifax, Yorkshire - Viva Training Centre

Air Source Heat Pump Training Course

Course Duration:

3 Days

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VIVA’s Air Source Heat Pump course offers qualified heating and plumbing engineers the opportunity to move into a high growth area for the future. At the end of this course you will have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, select, install, commission, maintain, service and repair heat pumps systems within the Building Services Engineering (BSE) renewable sector.

£714.00 inc. VAT


Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Course

The Air Source Heat Pump qualification provides learners with knowledge of heat pumps and builds on previous experience within the plumbing and heating sectors. It provides learners with the knowledge and practical skills required to further their career in the renewables area of the plumbing and heating occupations. The qualification has FOUR mandatory units. These cover the essential knowledge and understanding that is required by an experienced plumbing and heating specialist wishing to enter the field of heat pump technologies, including:

  • Know the requirements to size, select, install, commission and handover heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits).
  • Plan, prepare and install a heat pump (Non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Commission and handover heat pumps (Non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain heat pump systems (Non-refrigerant circuits)

Our Heat Pump Studio will give you access to various air source heat pump appliances, so that you can practise the theory you’ve learnt on real units.

We do offer a number of funded places if you are part of a Competent Person Scheme (CPS). If you are interested in applying for the MCS or are looking for more information around the scheme, please see the Requirements/Qualifications tab

Please get in touch and we’ll put together a great package for you that will enable you to move into this exciting new area and grab a slice of the pie!

The Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Qualification lasts 5 years.

Benefits of ASHP Training

Britain’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions calls for a huge increase in the number of air source heat pump installations across the UK. Figures in a recent report from the Committee on Climate Change estimate that 19 million heat pumps will need to be installed by 2050 if we’re to meet our Net Zero target.

In other words, current Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) installations, which number around 30,000 units a year, will have to rise to 600,000 a year. That’s some figure!

Like all our courses we focus on practical lead study so when you leave VIVA you have the practice skills, not just theoretical knowledge to take out into the world.

This all this means

  • Get ahead of the green curve and capitalise on the legislation before the rest of the pack
  • Guarantees new areas of income.
  • Great skill to add to any Gas Engineers tool set.
  • Opens the door to the other side of the gas & heating industry.
  • Can help you transition your business into the green/renewables market.

ASHP Requirements & Qualifications

Prerequisites for ASHP training

If you don’t require MCS

Learners do not need any prior qualifications other than being certified in Water Regulations (WRAS). Don’t worry if you don’t have your WRAS, we can book you in to take it during your time with us centre, just get in touch with us.

If you wish to apply for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) after qualifying

Being MCS certified demonstrates to your customers that you install/manufacture to the industry-expected level of quality every time. MCS gives you a mark of quality which provides assurance.

Because of the requirements of the MCS scheme, learners must hold at least a Level 2/3 plumbing or heating qualification before they start or a demonstrable number of years of relevant experience. In addition to this, they must also have current certification in Water Regulations (WRAS).

Whichever path you choose, at the end you will hold a level 3 award in Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant Circuits). This enables you to work on mono-block heat pumps.

While not required to undertake this course, we do highly recommend taking the Hot Water Systems & Safety Assessment as it will enable you to install and maintain the domestic hot water requirements for an air source heat pump installation.

ASHP Training Location

This Course is based in our Halifax Training centre located close to the M62 with great access from all over the country.

Our purpose built centre offers state of the art classrooms and workshops where you can put into practice the principles you will learn about, getting in-centre experience working on actual appliances. The Air Source Heat Pump course and Water Regs (WRAS) if you choose to add this one take place in the Airs Source Suit, a built up

We find our students love our facilities so much they are one of the main reasons they keep coming back for further training.

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Air Source Course Pricing

Our Air Source Heat Pump Course costs £714 inc VAT. This includes everything you will need during your journey with us over the 3 days including your final assessments. If you require Water Regulations (WRAS) it will be an extra £264 inc VAT but will not require an additional time.

If you want to discuss your payments or your options please get in touch with us via 08006123177.


If you want to stay with us for the 3 days required for the ASHP course, we have a number of great affordable hotels and Airbnbs in the area.


Travelodge Halifax

Gate 9, Dean Clough Industrial Park, Halifax, HX3 5AY

Tel: 08719 846144


Premier Inn Halifax Town Centre Hotel

Broad Street Plaza, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1YA

Tel: 0333 321 9262


Shibden Mill Inn

The Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 7UL

Tel: 01422 365840


Holdsworth House Hotel

Holdsworth House, Holdsworth Road, Halifax, HX2 9TG

Tel: 01422 240024


For more hotel information, please see our Plan your Visit page.

To start the course you don’t need any prerequisites but to qualify for the MCS schemes all learners must hold at least a Level 2/3 plumbing or heating qualification before they start or a demonstrable number of years of relevant experience. All students must also have current certification in Water Regulations (WRAS) – don’t worry, we can add this onto your course schedule.

You will complete your theory, practical, and exams all in the 3 days.

Of course, you will just need to enter their details above or when you get in touch with us. We will require to speak to the individual trainee(s) before the course starts to complete our informal assessment.

You don’t need anything to start the course. All we recommend is you bring some steel toe-cap boots and work trousers for your practical days.

After the Air Source Heat Pump Course you will hold a level 3 award in Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant Circuits). This enables you to work on mono-block heat pumps. Including Installation and servicing.

We periodically offer funded spots for our Air Source Heat Pump course for members of Competent Persons Schemes. To find out what this means for you, give our sales team a call.

What our customers have said

Great facilities and great training
Completed my ASHP at viva training. Great atmosphere, trainer very knowledgeable and easy going. Would highly recommend this place. Will definitely be back for any further or on going training.
Very good training centre and learned a lot in a short time.Attended a heat pump course and water regs. Very thorough and smooth at the same time.Very Nice experience.
Response from the owner: Thank you for the 5-star rating, Kevin! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Passed my ACS with Viva, great trainers put me at ease in a relaxed training atmosphere. Roy & Pete are down to earth, helpful and know there stuff. Lindsay was helpful with the paperwork/ portfolio side of the course, which also helped as paperwork isn't my forte.The company they use for placement are also good, made a few new friends and enjoyed the experience with Basi. Would recommend and I will be going back.
Absolutely wonderful training, very informative and excellent experience
Amazing course with very knowledgeable trainers. Would 100% recommend viva training & I’ll be coming back for further training myself in the near future
Great course, trainer clearly implemented his knowledge to the class making it clear an understandable
Well what can I say, if you need any of the training I highly recommend viva,Very knowledgeable trainers and great venue. 5*****
Would highly recommend. Lovely staff and knowledgable tutors
Response from the owner: Thank you for your 5-star rating, Suresh! We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again.
Great centre for learning and development. 👍
Attended ASHP training! Great training and great facilities
Training on ashpGreat course Peter has been fantastic with the training explained everything clearHighly recommendAndrew lehan
Fantastic course just completed ASHP and water regs. Brilliant team and facilities.
ASHP course - Very good Will definitely be back for more courses
Really informative, staff are friendly and helpful, I would say there is a lot to take in but would recommend viva to any one who wants to start doing the f gas and air source , as you will have a better understanding of how systems work, thankyou viva it’s been emotional 😁👌🏽👍🏽🤩
V good training
Great place for training with really good facilities. Great communication from admin staff to trainers made the whole process very smooth. Recommended.
Well worth the journey from London! Thank you Roy you have answered many of my questions I have had for many years. Can’t thank you enough for passing on the knowledge which will massively improve me as an engineer for years to come.David
Response from the owner: Thanks for the 5-star rating, Majid! We're glad you had a great experience. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to reach out.
ASHP course, Great 3 Days training,Pete was excellent with great knowledge.Well worth the costThanks Viva Training.👍🏻
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟review for the Air Source Heat Pump course. It's appreciated 👍👍
Very good course good tutor and learned more than I thought I would.
Best course I have attended Unlike others which are showroom based don’t touch this or you left mark there.This was actually hands on course Different makes and models were in workshop both live and dead boilers also lots of sensor switches pumps,G valves etc. Pete was excellent made sure everyone understood what were they doing and what outcome or readings they were looking from each test carried out.pete put faults on live Boilers when we were away for break to simulate real world scenarios which was really good.Excellent would really recommend it.
Very professional team!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your 5🌟review, it is appreciated Adela
Great company very informative and very detailed training on air source heat pumps. Tutor was very good and very helpful all the way
Great fast pace training, would recommend
Top guys and great place
Response from the owner: Thank you for your positive rating, Sean! We're glad you're satisfied with your experience at Viva Training Academy. We look forward to serving you again.
Response from the owner: Thank you for rating us highly, Aaron! We appreciate your support. If you ever need any assistance, just let us know!
Great training great experience would recommend
Very good learning experience recommended *****
Response from the owner: Thank you for your feedback, Ubaid. We're glad you had a good learning experience with us. Keep recommending us and we look forward to serving you again!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your 5-star rating, Shaun! Your support is much appreciated and we’re glad you liked our service.
A good place to do the Training for air source heat pump developing skills
I came back to do heat pump training ,I already did my gas safe with viva training academy. They been fantastic .would recommend highly.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Thank you, Pete.
Response from the owner: We're delighted to know you enjoyed the course, Andrew! Pete will be happy to hear your positive feedback. Thanks for choosing Viva Training!
Just recently completed a fault finding course with the ever knowledgeable Roy Fugler.I honestly cannot rate this training centre and Roy highly enough!I completed my ACS training with them over two years ago and they were my number one choice when I decided to expand my knowledge around the inner workings of a boiler and how to diagnose the issues that often arise.I will have to re-sit my ACS again in a few years and there’s only one place I’ll be going. It’s VIVA all the way!
Brilliant ASHP course. Excellent training.
Did the heat pump installation course. Really good and informative. Free brews as well!
Brilliant course. Very informative. Excellent tutor.Highly recommended
Brilliant course, very informative

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