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Green Skills - Understanding Smart Home Heating Systems (Online)

Green Skills - Understanding Smart Home Heating Systems (Online)


Smart devices, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), are becoming increasingly commonplace. This course outlines the features of a smart home heating system and includes technical detail of installation. In this course, you will consider the benefits of monitoring and controlling your heating from any device with an internet connection.

The purpose of this programme is to explore and learn how a remote system can help to save energy costs, by allowing users to adjust temperatures and scheduling their routine for when they are away. We examine options such as geo-fencing, which takes into account seasons and weather conditions in order to adjust temperatures accordingly.

You will also look at the types of sensors and controls available for a smart home heating system, such as occupancy detection and motion sensors. Customizable features like voice control are covered too, providing users with an easy way to interact with their home heating.

Our online courses give you the flexibility to manage your life and studies

  • 24-hour access to your online course
  • Maintain earning power while you learn
  • Study around work or family commitments
  • Study in the comfort of your own home.

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This course is free for adults aged 19+.

What will I study?

This is an online course and is made up of the following modules:

  • Introduction to Smart Home heating & loT
  • Smart Home technology and energy solutions for Smart heating
  • Different components of smart home energy systems and their functions 
  • Installation, cost and energy saved by smart systems
  • Smart home infrastructure and design considerations for safety.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.

How long is the course?

20 hours over 3 months


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by online multiple choice assessment. Assessment is by an online multiple-choice quiz.

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How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the green Sign up button found under 'Next steps' and complete our simple online form.

Once submitted, our team will review your information to ensure you are eligible to study the course (we will get in touch should there be in any issues).

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll be sent an email which contains a link to our online enrolment form for you to complete.

Your enrolment details will then be processed by our team and you will receive an email that will contain a link for you to access your course materials. Please allow 3-5 working days for your enrolment details to be processed.

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