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Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician

Planning, preparing and safely carrying out work in process, product and space cooling.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • relevant legislation, regulations and standards
  • principles of thermodynamics, gas laws, psychrometrics, fluid flow, electricity, properties of refrigerant fluids and lubricants
  • data analysis
  • the function and operation of system components and how they interact in a range of systems
  • sustainability
  • safe working practices
  • mechanical operations
  • applying mathematical principles to their work
Qualifications

All apprentices must achieve a Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

This apprenticeship meets the professional standards of the Engineering Council (EngC) for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) in partnership with the:

  • the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)
  • and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
BESA Training 0800 917 8419
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.