Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician

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  • Current Funding Band: £18,000

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

Summary of this apprenticeship standard



Typical length

36 months

Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Current funding band



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What apprentices will learn

  • relevant legislation, regulations and standards
  • principles of thermodynamics, gas laws, psychrometrics, fluid flow, electricity, properties of refrigerant fluids and lubricants
  • data analysis
  • the function and operation of system components and how they interact in a range of systems
  • sustainability
  • safe working practices
  • mechanical operations
  • applying mathematical principles to their work


All apprentices must achieve a Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations Category 1.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

This apprenticeship meets the professional standards of the Engineering Council (EngC) for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) in partnership with the: the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

End-Point Assessment

Organisation Phone Number Email
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
BESA Training 01628 607 800 / 07583 189 008

More Information

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