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

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2017
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 Engineering Technician
Air Conditioning Engineering Technician
Heat pump Engineering Technician
Service Engineering Technician
Maintenance Engineering Technician
Commissioning Technician

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.
The 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 2

This level is suitable for new engineers entering the industry working on basic refrigeration systems.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Junior technician/operative/craftsperson  

Level 2 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (6090-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 1999

Level 2 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

  • Accreditation No: 603/1188/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 525 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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?

Refrigeration Engineering Technician
Air Conditioning Engineering Technician
Heat pump Engineering Technician
Service Engineering Technician
Maintenance Engineering Technician
Commissioning Engineering Technician

Level 3 Diploma in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems (6090-30)

Last Registration Date: 01 Jan 1999

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

  • Accreditation No: 603/1190/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 372 - This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 557 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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