Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (6187)

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014 Focussing on the practical skills and knowledge required to install, service and maintain refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, on successful completion of this qualification the learner will be well equipped to start or progress their career in the refrigeration & air-conditioning industry. Ideal for anyone working, or wishing to work, in the installation and maintenance of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems. Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • Installing and commissioning Halocarbon 'fluorinated' air conditioning and heat pump systems
  • Understanding and carrying out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for RAC systems
  • Installing, testing and maintaining refrigeration systems.

You will learn on the job in the work environment and also at college.

Assessment will be by performance evidence for the performance units and online multiple-choice test and assignments for the combination/knowledge units.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working, or would like to start working, in installing and maintaining refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

Level 3
You are an experienced refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems engineer and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress within the industry as a refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump system engineer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres currently offering the Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning (6087) can gain fast-track approval. For all other centres, please download and complete the qualification approval form and send it to your local City & Guilds office.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

This will suit you if you are working, or would like to start work, in installing and maintaining refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

There are two qualifications available at Level 2:

  • NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems
  • NVQ Diploma in Installing, Testing and Maintaining Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems.

These comprise mandatory units, including:

  • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment
  • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES
  • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components
  • Install and commission Halocarbon 'fluorinated' refrigeration systems.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress within the industry as a refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump system engineer.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing, Testing and Maintaining Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (6187-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2015

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in installing, testing and maintaining air conditioning and heat pump systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/0912/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems (6187-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2015

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in installing and maintaining refrigeration systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/0913/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/07/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning CPD Pathways (6187-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2015

Level 2 Award in Hydrocarbon Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump System Installation, Servicing and Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 600/3029/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award in Brazing Techniques for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/3030/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 24 - 24 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal if you are an experienced refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems engineer and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety.

There are four qualifications available at Level 3:

  • NVQ Certificate in Servicing and Maintaining Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (QCF)
  • NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (QCF)
  • NVQ Diploma in Servicing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems (QCF)
  • NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Refrigeration Systems (QCF).

Each comprises four mandatory units, including:

  • Understand Halocarbon 'fluorinated' refrigeration system service and maintenance techniques
  • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components
  • Understand how to organise resources within BSE.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress within the industry as a refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump system engineer.

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (6187-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/0900/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 222 - 222 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Servicing and Maintaining Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (6187-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Servicing and Maintaining Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/0909/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 34 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 282 - 282 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Refrigeration Systems (6187-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Installing and Commissioning Refrigeration Systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/0907/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 34 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 282 - 282 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Servicing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems (6187-06)

Last Registration Date: 30 Nov 2014

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Servicing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/0991/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 312 - 312 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/11/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning CPD Pathways (6187-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2015

Level 3 Certificate in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Installation and Commissioning

  • Accreditation No: 600/3024/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 104 - 104 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/11/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Service and Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 600/3025/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 98 - 98 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Refrigeration Systems Service and Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 600/3026/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 98 - 98 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Installation and Commissioning

  • Accreditation No: 600/3027/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 104 - 104 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Award in Hydrocarbon Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump System Design, Commissioning, Servicing and Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 600/3028/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 2 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 15 - 15 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/11/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Service and Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 600/3043/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 97 - 97 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/11/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Refrigeration Systems Installation and Commissioning

  • Accreditation No: 600/3044/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 14 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 104 - 104 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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The general accordions contain documents that cover multiple levels and the level-specific accordions contain documents that cover that particular level.

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