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

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Product code 6090

6090-20/30 On programme - live
6090-50 EPA - live

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. City & Guilds have developed two technical qualifications to support the on-programme delivery of this apprenticeship in additional to the 2079-11 F-Gas certificate. These qualifications are aimed at new entrants to the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump 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 standard: The 2079 F Gas is a mandatory qualification for this apprenticeship. Knowledge: Legislation, regulations and standards, underpinning principles, data analysis, system fundamentals, sustainability.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. City & Guilds have developed two qualifications to support on-programme delivery these qualifications consist of the following assessments:At Level 2, assessments predominately test knowledge through online multiple-choice tests that are set and marked by City & Guilds independently of the training organisation. Skills are assessed through practical assignments set externally and assessed by the training centre. At Level 3, assessment is predominately through assignments are set independently by City & Guilds 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

End-point assessment methods
The first three elements of the assessment can be completed in any order, but must be completed before the professional interview.Knowledge and Skills Test
Online multiple-choice test covering knowledge and skills from the apprenticeship standard.
This assessment is graded pass (60-79%), merit (80-89%), distinction (90-100%).Practical Test
A practical test carried out under assessment conditions over 14-18 hours (maximum of 3 days) assessed by an Independent End-point Assessor. This will be graded pass/fail.


Professional Interview
A professional interview with the Independent End-point Assessor discussing a showcase portfolio of work the apprentice has gathered from their workplace experience to demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours. This assessment is mapped to the entry requirements for engineering technician requirements. This will be graded pass, merit or distinction

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