Heat Pump Installer

Course Points
Course Duration
10 weeks
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
12 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday 28th September @ 6.00pm

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • Do you want to obtain the fundamental knowledge and understanding in Heat Pump systems?
  • Are you a qualified Plumber who wishes to up-skill?
  • Are you a qualified Plumber, or equivalent allied trades craftsperson, who wishes to apply to the SEAI to become a registered Heat Pump Installer? Then this course will interest you.

Course Summary

This training course is aimed primarily at potential installers of packaged heat pump systems for the domestic and small commercial sector. It delivers the fundamental principles for the understanding, specification and installation processes of heat pump systems for the heating and cooling of buildings.

Important notice about this course


The core elements of this course are to provide participants with an understanding of the technical principles of heat pumps.  It is intended that those who undertake this course will have an appreciation of the various players and responsibilities associated with the installation of heat pump systems.

This is a single standalone module worth 5 Credits at QQI Level 6.



The indicative content is as follows:



  • Environmental and economic arguments for the installation of heat pump systems.
  • Relevance of structural insulation, alternative and complimentary energy saving technologies.
  • Working principles of heat pump technology.
  • Calculation and specification of heat pump systems.
  • Heat and hot water distribution methods, integration and control.
  • Installation, commissioning and fault finding a heat pump installation.
  • Resources and responsibilities associated with heat pump installations.

One evening a week (6.00pm- 9.00pm) for 10 weeks. Course will run in a blended learning delivery format (i.e. mix of online classes and face-2-face classes) as follows:

Week 1 & 2 face-2-face

Week 3 online

Week 4 & 5 face-2-face

Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 online

This course is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of heat pump systems and thereby expand the opportunities available to practitioners within this field.

This is a higher education 5 credit module which may be recognised by other higher education providers for possible module exemptions on other programmes.

The fee for this course is €600. 

Please note that due to the very high demand for this course fees paid are non-refundable.

You MUST hold a Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbing or equivalent.

Practitioners with a background in related fields of technology and a number of years relevant experience may also be considered (e.g. members of RGII/OFTEC/Safe Electric).

This programme is aimed primarily at qualified plumbers; however practitioners with a background in related fields of technology and a number of years relevant experience may also be considered.

Simon O’Neill (Head of Section Carpentry/Joinery & Plumbing, Department of Engineering Trades)
Email: simon.oneill@dkit.ie

Course ID PLUM E6020
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 6
Duration 10 weeks
Fees €600
Starting Date Tuesday 28th September @ 6.00pm
School School of Engineering
Department Engineering Trades and Civil Engineering
Credits 5
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply



Please remember to upload a scanned copy of your existing trade(s) qualification when applying online.