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REFRIGERATION AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT PUMP ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP

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. The role includes the design, installation, routine maintenance, reactive service, commissioning and de-commissioning of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems. Technicians require a thorough competency in their understanding of the engineering principles of thermodynamics and the vapour compression cycle in order to perform operations.

Content:

Duration:

The duration of this apprenticeship is approximately 36 months.

Location and study format:

The course will be held at procat basildon campus and studied on a block release basis.

Entry requirements:

GCSE english grade 4 (or c). Gcse maths grade 5 (or c).

Level:

The apprenticeship standard is at level 3.

Qualifications:

Professional registration:

This standard is designed to meet the professional standards of the engineering council for registration as an engineering technician (engtech) in partnership with the institute of refrigeration and cibse.

Funding band:

This apprenticeship is in funding band 9 with a funding cap of £9,000.

For more information on how apprenticeship funding works for your organisation, click here.

 

Documents:


Apprenticeship standard for a refrigeration air conditioning
& heat pump engineering technician

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Assessment plan for a refrigeration air conditioning
& heat pump engineering technician

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Levy Calculator


Total Payroll (£):

0.5% levy charge: 75000

Less £15,000 allowance: 60000

10% top up to your Levy charge: 6000

If each apprentice costs £15,000 over 3 years (on average), this equals £5,000 per apprentice per year. With the allowance and top up value of £66,000 you would get value for money by hiring 12 apprentices.