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Renewable Energy - Distance Learning - Professional Courses

Introduction to Heat Pumps Certificate

Distance Learning

The ECT runs courses in Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham
  • Video lessons based on live classroom training developed by internationally recognised University Academics and Experts
  • Live individual tutorial conducted remotely with your assigned tutor
  • Course materials accessible on computer, tablet & mobile
  • Resource Centre to access knowledge
    and research
  • Remote exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate
  • Professionals intending to learn how heat pump technology works, learn about the savings and benefits that can be achieved.
  • This course is suitable for a wide range of audiences, including technicians, engineers, design engineers and architects.

You can start this course immediately.


You have up to three months to complete the course at your own pace.
This course is worth 20 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

(Currently 25% funding is available)

£189 when purchased as part of the 25% funded Energy Efficiency Expert Certificate Pathway.

The Introduction to Heat Pumps course price includes remote exam for Galileo Master Certificate; video lessons based on the live classroom training; course materials; Resource Centre access and is inclusive of VAT.

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“This course was perfect for my professional growth… I will use these skills and concepts for my next project.”

Vincenzo Balletti, European Heat Pump Association 

  • What is heat?
  • Market, resources and targets overview
  • The physics principles (components, types of technologies)
  • Design guidance (sizing, selecting, autonomy, storage, manufacturers)
  • Other types: Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES), Earth Ducts, Solar Assisted Ground Source heat pump
  • Environmental impact and analysis
  • Finance, regulation and incentives (MCS, RHI)
  • Case studies, best practice analysis
  • Simulation tools
  • Standards
  • References and further reading
  • Trade bodies and support

Certificate of Participation provided.

Internationally recognised GMC Certificate provided to successful candidates of remote GMC exam:


Galileo Master Certificate (GMC)

The internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) has been achieved by participants worldwide for over 40 years, from organisations such as Coca Cola, Mitsubishi, United Nations UNDP, Siemens, Cambridge University, Oxfam GB, Tesco, the Royal Air Force, Ferrero, Honeywell and many more.

“I would like to underline the instructors’ high level of preparation, alongside their good spirit of collaboration, dedication, flexibility and professionalism”

Lorenza Vecchio, NATO

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    The ECT runs courses in Renewable Energy, Marketing and Finance across the UK, in London, Birmingham

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    Participants connecting live from 150 countries. 

    Participants from all over the world can achieve the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate (GMC) by studying online EEC courses at home, the office, and on-the-go.

    Energy Efficiency Expert Certificate Pathway

    It is possible to achieve the Energy Efficiency Expert Certificate by studying this course along with Renewable Energy Solutions and Renewable Energy Management and Finance. This option is currently 25% funded. Click here for more information on this Pathway.

    Past Participants

    Past Participants of the online EEC Academy courses include representatives from major authorities and organisations, including the United Nations – UNIDO,Royal Dutch Shell and Ford Motor Company.

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