Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 23 September 2019

Starts: 23/09/2019

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £525.00

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 20 January 2020

Starts: 20/01/2020

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £525.00

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 20 April 2020

Starts: 20/04/2020

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £525.00

Entry Requirements

  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication skills.

Who is the course for

To meet the technical skills gap in the BMS sector we have developed this industry controls course in conjunction with Innotech Controls Ltd. There is an increasing requirement for facilities/maintenance technicians, plumbers and electricians to understand these systems as they are likely to come across them during their usual line of work now or in the future. The course will cover many aspects from BMS/HVAC hardware, controls theory fundamentals and hands on applications engineering that can then be applied in industry.

Course Content

Overview of the HVAC systems Control Basics

  • An overview of the controls process
  • Sensors and field devices, what are they and how they are used
  • Understanding how a controller works
  • Describe and understand how controlled devices are used.

Introduction to Direct Digital Control (DDC)

  • Introduction to DDC’s what they are and the functions they can perform
  • Common terminologies associated with DDC controllers
  • Fundamentals of PID Loop control
  • Examining the fundamental programming blocks used to create a DDC configuration
  • What is a DDC program?
  • Understanding of DDC logic and how programs work
  • Networking and communication principles.

Programming fundamentals

  • Why we create programs
  • How to read a specification
  • Understanding programming blocks
  • Build real world programs
  • Using MAXCon the engineering tool.

iComm comms server

  • Understand the Comms server application
  • Simple configuration tips
  • Transferring programs to a DDC.

Project simulation

  • Using simulation DDC
  • Testing your logic.

MAXMon fundamentals

  • Test and commission DDC programs
  • Backing up
  • Fine tune your DDC configuration All software supplied which can be used post training as required.

Study Methods

  • Open book assessments
  • Hand book and other recourses
  • Class based delivery
  • 50% theory 50% Practical.

How is the course assessed

  • 50% theory assessment open book
  • 50% practical open book.

Where next - Further Studies

  • Advanced controls applications
  • HVAC BMS applications
  • Service and commissioning
  • Further Innotech courses
  • Home automation Design and Installation (offered at Uxbridge College).

Where next - Job Opportunities

  • BMS Servicing
  • BMS Applications engineering
  • BMS Commissioning
  • BMS project design.

More Information

This is a full cost commercial course and all students pay fees, no concessions are available.

Last updated 23 August 2019

How to Apply

This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 23 September 2019

Starts: 23/09/2019

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £525.00

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 20 January 2020

Starts: 20/01/2020

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £525.00

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 20 April 2020

Starts: 20/04/2020

Duration: 10 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £525.00

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WILLIAM

Everyone is friendly and the teaching is very good. I enjoy my practical lessons and the work experience opportunities given to me. I am hoping to get into a plumbing apprenticeship after my course. The facilities for my course are very good, they have everything we need to learn for the practical aspects of our course.