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Entry Requirements

  • Basic computer skills
  • Sound communication skills
  • Interpret and apply technical documents and instructions
  • OH&S
  • A good level of English is required.

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

If you have questions regarding this please contact Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager - Business & Technology on 01895 853417 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 3 March 2017

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

Enquire here for future course dates