Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technician (RACHP) Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP) Engineering Technician - The BESA
PAGE SECTIONS: BESA BESA TOP: BESA

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

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

LEVEL: Technician

DURATION: 36-48 months

FUNDING BAND: 12

CAREER PATHWAY: Engineer, Project Manager

PLANNED RELEASE DATE: Launching now

To download a description summary for the RACHP Engineering Technician standard click here.

 

JOB ROLE/DESCRIPTION

The (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 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 C, and Information Communication Technology at Level 1 or GCSE Grade D. If you do not have these we can organise delivery 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 end point 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:

  • It is desirable to achieve this apprenticeship you will need English and Maths at level 2 or GCSE Grade C, and Information Communication Technology at Level 1 or GCSE Grade D. If you do not have these we can organise delivery prior to the apprenticeship commencing
  • 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
  • Any additional certification or qualifications external to the Apprenticeship must be paid for by the employer and will not be covered by any Apprenticeship funding or levy.

WHAT IS THE ASSESSMENT?

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

  • multiple choice examination to assess knowledge
  • observed practical skills test to assess the application of skills, knowledge and behaviours under test conditions
  • an interview to confirm the ability to apply the skills, knowledge and behaviours in the workplace.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Congratulations on completing your apprenticeship.

You will have achieved either a:

Pass (TBC)
Distinction (TBC)

Merit (TBC)


As a qualified RACHP Engineering Technician you will be able to pursue your career in the Building Services industry.

 

Contact Us

Get in touch, we are here to help whether it be about apprenticeships, training or recruitment.

Read More

Short Courses

Take a look at our latest short courses.

Read More

Help

Got a question? Don’t panic we have you covered in our extensive Help section.

Read More