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

Engineering and Professional Construction

Course ID: 171730

Course Year: 23/24

What to expect from the course

About the Apprenticeship
Planning, preparing and safely carrying out work in process, product and space cooling.

About the Role
The Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Engineering Technician is a specialist occupation involved in planning, preparing and safely carrying out work activities in process, product and space cooling. Knowledge must be transferable between any of the core activities of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumping. The work is carried out in a variety of applications essential for key UK business activities such as food production, product distribution, retail storage and display, transport and office climate control, manufacturing processes (eg petrochemical, pharmaceutical), IT/Datacentres and medical/healthcare services temperature and environmental control.


On-Programme Learning
Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship.Specific rules govern this and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours.

Knowledge
Apprentices will have an understanding of relevant UK and international standards, technical and environmental legislation including health & safety, working with pressure systems, electrical circuits and flammable substances. They will have the Ability to understand relevant diagrams, calculations, tools, charts, tables and formulae and apply them as appropriate. They will have an Understanding of the function and operation of system components and how they interact in a range of different systems and applications.

Skills
Technicians will develop skills in installation, commissioning, testing, fault diagnostics, rectification of systems, component/refrigerant suitability and selection and working with pressure systems and electrical circuits and systems. They will be able to evaluate and mitigate risks of refrigerants including toxicity, flammability and other potential risks or hazards to self and the general public. They will be able to conduct electrical and electronic control systems setting, testing and fault finding; and their integration with system-associated communication networks.

Behaviours
Apprentices will develop their workplace behaviours, learning to work with others, build positive working relationships, interact with, and influence colleagues and will have working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners in their capacity as an individual contributor.Apprentices will develop strong oral and written communication skills, use their own initiative and take a structured approach to the prioritisation of tasks.

Qualifications

L2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1.

Why study with us?

City of Liverpool College will provide personalised apprenticeship guidance materials, access to online learning resources and access to available online EPA preparation tools. 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.

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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

Successful completion of this apprenticeship standard will allow candidates to progress onto full time, qualified work as refrigeration and air conditioning engineers.

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    Entry Requirements

    Entry requirements are typically determined b y the employer, but generally include 5 GCSE' s grade A-C, or ability to demonstrate the a ppropriate knowledge, skills and competency l evels.

    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