This assessed course gives an overview of the systems and technologies used in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry.

Building control and building management systems are also covered. This course is designed for those already involved in building controls that need to have a knowledge and understanding of the terminology, technologies and systems used, whether they are managers, designers or installation engineers.


At the end of this course, delegates will understand:

  • The physical fundamentals associated with buildings usage.
  • The most important requirements of the building enclosure and building services installation.
  • The principles of HVAC, and the psychometric chart.
  • The functional principles of the most important HVAC systems and their main components.
  • The fundamentals of measurement and controls.
  • The purpose and basic variations of hydraulic circuits.
  • The basic refrigeration cycle.
  • Course Content
  • Introduction to building technology.
  • Physical principles.
  • Introduction to ventilation and air conditioning.
  • Introduction to measuring and control technology.
  • Introduction to fundamental hydraulic circuits.
  • Refrigeration technology.
  • End of course assessment.

Online Course Exams for ECS Card Applications

For courses taken online, delegates cannot be invigilated whilst completing their assessment, therefore if they wish to apply for an Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card they will be required to complete an exam via ClassMarker AND an ECS invigilated exam in order to meet the requirements of ECS. 

After successful completion of the online course, the BCIA will email you the details on how to take the ECS invigilated exam. Assessments using the ECS assessment remote invigilation service are included in the price of the course and the ECS HS&E test can also be booked through the BCIA. Find out more on the Remote Invigilation Service. 

Book this course: 

Complete the booking registration details below and we’ll email you an official invoice for payment. Payment can be made on a purchase order or by debit/credit card via a payment link. 

Course Prices
BCIA Member - £475 + VAT
Non-Members - £635 + VAT

Memberships will be checked.