Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP) Engineering Technician

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP) eNGINEERING Technician 

LEVEL: 3 - Technician

DURATION: 36 months

FUNDING BAND: Maximum £18,000

 

Institute For Apprenticeships ST0322

 

 

JOB ROLE/DESCRIPTION

The (RACHP) Engineering Technician is a specialist occupation involved in planning, preparing and safely carrying out work activities in the process, product and space cooling. Knowledge must be transferrable 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 and office climate control. 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

It is desirable to achieve this apprenticeship you will need English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE Grade 4-9 or (Grade C or above) or equivalent qualifications. If you do not have these, they can be organised prior to the apprenticeship commencing. 

 

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME ENTAIL?

Apprentices will study towards the RACHP Engineering Technician qualification, which includes the following knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs):

Knowledge

  • Legislation, Regulations and Standards
  • Underpinning principles
  • Data analysis
  • System fundamentals
  • Sustainability

Skills

  • Safe working practices
  • Control circuit application
  • Mechanical operations
  • Application 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

These will be demonstrated through knowledge tests, practical assignments and submission of a record of work-based activities, followed by an endpoint assessment.  

 

WHEN WILL THE ASSESSMENTS TAKE PLACE?

The employer, advised by the training provider, will decide when the apprentice has demonstrated the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours during the on-programme learning and confirm they are ready to access the End Point Assessment. 

The apprentice will also need to have achieved: 

  • English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE 4-9 (Grade C or above). 
  • All apprentices must achieve a “Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1” as this is a legal requirement under the EU F Gas Regulation 517/2014 to work on equipment containing Fluorinated Refrigerants.

 

WHAT IS THE ASSESSMENT?

The End Point Assessment tests the expertise built up over the period of the apprenticeship. It includes: 

  • Knowledge & Skills Test - multiple choice examination to assess knowledge 
  • Practical Test - observed practical skills test to assess the application of skills, knowledge and behaviours under test conditions 
  • Professional Interview - an interview to confirm the ability to apply the skills, knowledge and behaviours in the workplace. 

 

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

You will have achieved either a: 

Pass  

Merit  

Distinction 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON APPRENTICESHIPS OR ADVICE ON HOW TO FIND A TRAINING PROVIDER, PLEASE CONTACT THE BESA ACADEMY SKILLS ADVISORY SERVICE ON THE DETAILS BELOW:

PHONE: 0800 917 8419 - OPTION 3

EMAIL: IAG@THEBESA.COM