We are proud to be an official training partner of the BCIA, providing specialist training courses for the building controls industry. The BCM00 – BCM06 series aims to support a better understanding of the application and use of building controls, developing, and affirming your skills.

On successful completion of BCM01 – BCM03, the BCIA Technical Certificate will be issued. On successful completion of BCM04 – BCM06, the BCIA Advanced Technical Certificate will be issued.

1 day course

BCM00 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC

This course is designed for those who either do not require the full technical detail of the building controls courses (BCM01-BCM06), 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 BCM00 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC course is £305 + VAT for BCIA members. For non-members, the cost is £385 + 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


Did you know, this course is available virtually? 

Simply select ‘Virtual Learning’ under course location to view the dates available. 

What can I expect from Virtual Learning?

Our Virtual Learning courses give delegates the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home whilst still getting all the tuition they would in the classroom. 

This is training online but not to be mistaken for E-learning. Our training is delivered in real time by one of our electrical tutors 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 are 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 you make a booking, we’ll then send you your joining instructions with the link to access the training – it really is that simple.

What information do I need to provide?

To ensure our virtual courses run as smooth as possible, we require the following:

  • Delegate Name, Email Address and Contact Number
  • Postal Address for the course pack, containing course notes and any purchased publications

We ask for this information no later than 2 weeks before the course start date. If no information is received, the email invite and course pack will be sent to the booker and company address provided. 

How do I take the exam?

Once you have completed the virtual training course, you will then be directed to the BCIA assessments portal and given a unique keycode to complete the exam immediately after the course. This gives delegates greater flexibility and removes the need to travel to one of our training centres, saving you time and money. 

Please note, to gain the BCIA Technical Certificate after completing courses BCM00 – BCM03, you will be required to sit a separate exam via the ECS Remote Invigilation Service. There is no additional cost for the exam, and it is administered by the BCIA Training Centre. On completion of a BCM00, BCM01, BCM02 or BCM03 course all delegates will receive an email which includes further information about the exams and how to apply.

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