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Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician — Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Engineering and Professional Construction

Course ID: 164542

Course Year: 21/22

What to expect from the course

Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician is a specialist occupation involved in planing, preparing and carrying out work activities in process, product and space cooling, refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumping. A fully competent technician should be able to work without immediate supervision and liaise effectively with other trades and end users. All students complete units in legislation and regulations, underpinning principles, data analysis, system fundamentals and sustainability. They also study skills in control circuit application, mechanical operations, mathematical principles and sustainable system operations alongside the mandatory F Gas qualifications. At the end of the apprenticeship students will be equipped with the techniques and measures needed for Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump engineering as well as skills in health and safety, communication, team work and resource management.

Earnings:
The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £4.15 per hour - however most employers tend to pay significantly above this rate. As skills develop many employers tend to increase wages.
The hourly rate is paid for time working in the workplace and training both on and off the job including College time.
Apprentices aged 19 years or over who have already spent a year on an apprenticeship must be paid for at least the full National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age:
18-20 years £6.45 per hour
21-24 years £8.20 per hour
25 and over £8.72 per hour
Holidays:
Holidays will be agreed with the employer. The minimum entitlement is 20 days per year plus Bank Holidays.

Qualifications

L2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1.

Why study with us?

The City of Liverpool College will provide Apprenticeship Development Journal for each student, access to C&G Smart Screen online learning resources, access to online EPA preparation tool personalised to the individual student and additional EPA pack and guidance. The College will also ensure that tuition for any additional Maths and English qualifications required will be provided to the level required for the standard.


Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.


Career pathways

ILM management apprenticeships: L3 Team Leader/Supervisor, L5 Operations/Departmental Manager, L6 Chartered Manager Degree and L7 Senior Leader Master's Degree.

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    Entry Requirements

    Will be determined by the employer - typicall y 5 GCSE's grade A-C or ability to demonstrat e the appropriate knowledge, skills and compe tency levels.

    Fees

    All fees will be paid by your employer. Employers should contact the Apprenticeship team directly for more information, as fees vary based on a number of factors. Government contributions may be available to apprenticeship employers. To find out more, please contact the apprenticeships team at asktheteam@liv-coll.ac.uk or 0151 252 3800