Virtual 1 day course

This course is designed for those who either do not require the full technical detail of the building controls courses (BC1-BC6), or who are new to this area of the industry and require an introductory overview. The course provides full coverage of day to day involvement in building controls and HVAC, but at a level that does not focus on the technical detail.

It is aimed at industry administrators and managers, facilities managers and estates managers, as well as electricians and other building services trades personnel who wish to become more informed in this sphere of work.

The cost of the BC0 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC course is £270 + VAT for BCIA members. For non-members, the cost is £350 + VAT.

Course content

  • What is a control system?
  • Types of control heating systems.
  • Primary heating plant.
  • Distribution of heating.
  • Basic control of heating.
  • Hot water service.
  • Centralised HWS.
  • Ventilation and air conditioning.
  • Fresh air, heating & cooling with air systems
  • Basic control of air systems
  • Relative humidity and the psychometric chart
  • The concept of humidity
  • Basic use of the psychometric chart
  • Basic humidity control
  • Primary air plant
  • The air handling unit
  • Multi zone system

What can I expect from Virtual Learning?

Our Virtual Learning Courses give delegates the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home - ideal during this unprecedented time where social distancing is key.

Courses will be delivered online by one of our electrical tutors, just as they would be in a classroom facility. This is training online but not to be mistaken for E-learning. Our training is delivered in real time using video conferencing software that gives delegates the opportunity to watch and listen to the tutor, follow the presentation live and interact and ask any questions they may have.

There is scheduled course dates with set start and end times, and short breaks throughout the sessions. This differs to E-Learning where courses are pre-recorded and you can join at any time.

Our virtual learning can be accessed via a PC, laptop or tablet. When a booking has been made, we’ll then send you your joining instructions with the link to access the training shortly before the course – it really is that simple.

How do I take the exam? 

Once you have completed the virtual training course, you will then be directed to the assessments portal where you will be able to complete the examination online straight after the course. 

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