Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (7189)

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016
Start you career in refrigeration and air-conditioning.  A qualification in refrigeration and air-conditioning and heat pump systems will help you gain employment and progress onto an NVQ.


Level 3 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems UCAS tariff
Grade New Tariff points
P 48
These qualifications are intended for those wanting to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry.  They are also suitable for those already employed within the industry.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

These qualifications cover many different areas within RAC and HP systems.  At Level 2 these  include the scientific principles behind RAC and HP systems, the functions and features of RAC and HP systems and the installation, decommissioning and service and maintenance of RAC and HP systems.  At Level 3 this includes the principles and troubleshooting and decommissioning of complex RAC and HP systems.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Refrigeration or air-conditioning engineer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors and suitable facilities. These requirements can be found in the qualification handbook. Centres currently offering the 6127 technical certificate and 6087 NVQ or 6187 hybrid qualification will need to download and fill in the fast track application form which can be found under the centre documents tab.

Level 2

This level is suitable for those just entering the industry.  It covers the theory and practical skills involved in working on basic RAC and HP systems.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Refrigeration or air-conditioning engineer.

Level 2 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (7189-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 2 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/6036/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 51 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 464 - 464 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

This level is suitable for those who have completed the Level 2 qualification or for those who are already employed within the industry.  It covers the theory and practical skills involved in working on complex RAC and HP systems.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Refrigeration or air-conditioning manager.

Level 3 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems (7189-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 3 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

  • Accreditation No: 600/5988/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 58 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 518 - 518 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable 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

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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