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

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2018

Product code 6090

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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


The following aspects are covered in the assessment plan:

Knowledge: Legislation, regulations and standards, underpinning principles, data analysis, system
fundamentals, sustainability. The 2079 F Gas is a mandatory qualification for this apprenticeship.

Skills: Safe working practices, control circuit application, mechanical operations, applications of mathematical principles, sustainable system operation.

Behaviours: Safety approach, strong work ethic, logical problem solver, focus on quality, personal
responsibility, communicates well, adaptable, self-motivated.

Recommended assessment method: Assessments to test knowledge that are set and marked independently of the training organisation (eg online multiple choice).

Short assignments are set independently by an awarding organisation and assessed by the training organisation (eg observed workshop projects and written test projects), to test practical skills including electrical, pipefitting, health and safety, installation, and service/maintenance

End-point assessment

Synoptic end-point knowledge exam, in the form of a online multiple choice exam, covering the complete range of the apprenticeship standard. A practical project carried out over two to three days under one-to-one supervision of a training organisation, with activity documented, and recorded by the training organisation against the standard.

End-point assessment methods
The first three elements of the assessment can be completed in any order, but must be completed before the professional discussion.

Synoptic Knowledge Test
Online test covering all learning aspects of the apprenticeship.
Results will be graded pass (60-75%),
merit (76-85%), distinction (86-100%).

Synoptic Skills Test
A project carried out under assessment conditions over 2-3 days and is documented by the training organisations.

Evidence gathered from workplace experience to demonstrate behaviours mapped to the standard and satisfying engineering technician requirements. This will be graded pass, merit or distinction

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