As of January 4th 2011, all air-conditioning systems in the U.K. which have an effective rated output of more than 12 kw are required to have had their first energy inspection completed on the units. Air-conditioning inspections can only be completed by qualified and accredited air-conditioning energy assessors. The assessor is required to inspect the air-conditioning systems and report on their findings.
Air-conditioning systems have been split into various levels of complexity. The Level 3 Diploma will enable you to complete air-conditioning reports on all packaged systems: this includes split, multi-split and VRF systems.
An insight into the Qualification…
In order to be able to complete ACRs, candidates need to complete the ABBE L3 Diploma in Air-Conditioning Energy Assessment (ACEA L3). The qualification is comprised of a mix of classroom and distance learning elements, and will ensure that trainees have complied with each of the elements of the National Occupation Standards (NOS) for L3 Air-Conditioning Energy Assessment.
Once candidates have completed the classroom training days, there are two assessment criteria that need to be completed:
- Pass an exam based upon the ACEA L3 course syllabus.
- Complete a portfolio of 3 ACRs on all air-conditioning systems that candidate will encounter at Level 3.
Once candidates have passed the exam and completed the portfolio, they will be awarded the qualification and be ready to practice as an accredited L3 air-conditioning energy assessor.
Getting started with the course…
For further information on the qualification please download the official ABBE handbook and the Quidos ACEA L3 information sheet from the resources tab on the right hand side, alternatively you can speak to a member of the Quidos team using the live instant support tab on the right or by contacting us.