Refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems (6090)

Last Updated: 04 Jul 2016
This apprenticeship is designed by key employers in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump system industry and is one of the new 'trailblazer apprenticeships'.  It provides the skills and underpinning knowledge for both basic and advanced refrigeration systems and includes an end-test at the end of the apprenticeship which includes both a knowledge and practical skills test.
This qualification is aimed at new technicians entering the refrigeration industry who wish to be trained in the skills and knowledge associated with basic and complex refrigeration systems which includes the routine maintenance, reactive maintenance and commissioning and de-commissioning of refrigeration systems in a variety of working environments.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will learn about the principles which underpin refrigeration systems and will be able to apply the skills necessary to maintain  variety of refrigeration systems and will have a thorough knowledge of refrigerants, system components and the electrics associated with these systems.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

  • Refrigeration Technician/Engineer
  • Air Conditioning Technician/Engineering
  •  Heat pump Technician/Engineer
  • Service Technician/Engineer
  • Maintenance Technician/Engineer
  • Commissioning Engineer

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver this course you will need to be an accredited City and Guilds centre and have occupationally competent tutors and assessors to teach the following
Underpinning scientific principles of refrigeration systems.
function and operation of system components
Properties of refrigerants and environmental impact
Installation, commissioning, testing, fault diagnostics, rectification of systems
Electrical and electronic control systems setting, testing and fault finding
Positioning, fixing, jointing and testing of pipework and electrical circuits



Level 3

This level is suitable for experienced engineers with more than 2 years experience working within industry working on advanced refrigeration systems.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Commissioning engineer

Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Apprenticeship Package (6090-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

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  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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