The Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician plans, prepares and safely carries out work in process, product and space cooling, refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumping. The work is for key UK business activities such as food production, product distribution, retail storage and display, transport and office climate control, manufacturing processes e.g.petrochemical, pharmaceutical) IT/data centres and medical/healthcare services temperature and environmental control. Our Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Engineering Technician is for individuals new to working in the sector who want to be trained in the practical aspects of installing, commissioning, testing and maintaining refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems and learn the underpinning scientific and mathematical principles involved with vapour compression cycles and refrigerants.
Apprentices will study towards the RACHP Engineering Technician qualification, which includes the following knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) which will be demonstrated through knowledge tests, practical assignments and submission of a record of work-based activities, followed by an end point assessment.
• Legislation, Regulations and Standards
• Underpinning principles
• Data analysis
• System fundamentals
• Safe working practices
• Control circuit application
• Mechanical operations
• Application of mathematical principles
• Sustainable system operation
• Safety approach
• Strong work ethic
• Logical problem solver
• Focus on quality
• Personal responsibility
• Communicates well
Summary of assessment:
Delivered in the workplace with
20% off the job training usually in the classroom. This will typically take 36 months.
Gateway to endpoint asessment:
Maths and English L2 achieved at Grade 4 or above
Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and
ODS Regulations Category 1
Employer confirms apprentice
has acquired the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress to endpoint assessment.
This must include a completed
Apprentice Development Journal and appropriate on-programme learning outcomes and must be verified by way of a Gateway Form signed by Employer and apprentice
End Point Assessment (during remaining 3-6 months)
Appenticeship results and grading is generated on aggregate of three assessment methods :
Knowledge and Skills Test
Multiple choice test marked by
End-point Assessment Organisation
2-3 days of practical tests
assessed by Independent Assessor
Supported by the Apprentice
Development Journal synopsis and assessed by Independent Assessor
You will possess GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths and ideally a Science. If you do not possess the English and Maths qualifications, you will be required to undertake these subjects whilst studying on the course.