C&G REFRIGERATION, AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
This is a full time 36 week course, 21/2 days per week that will allow learners to learn, develop and practice the skills necessary to seek employment and/or career progression in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps sector.
What you need to qualify for entry...
Persons applying for this programme require to meet the following entry criteria:
- Minimum 2 or more National five qualifications, ideally to include at least 1 science and/or mathematics
- Have proven and acceptable good attendance and timekeeping standards
- Be prepared to undertake some course work out-with college, where it may be applicable
- Be committed to completing the course and all the works entailed within
Selection will be by extended interview.
This qualification covers many different areas within Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) and Heat Pump (HP) systems. At City & Guilds level 2 (SCQF Level 5) these include the scientific principles behind Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump systems, as well as learning the basic practical skills associated with the installation of such systems.
The course consists of the following nine mandatory units;
- Health and safety in building services engineering
- Scientific Principles within RAC and Heat Pump HP Systems
- Apply scientific principles to practical vapour compression systems
- Functions and features of RAC and HP systems
- Service and maintain RAC and HP systems
- Install and commission RAC and HP systems
- Electrical systems for RAC and HP systems
- Handling fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances Category I Personnel (F-Gas City and Guilds 2079)
- Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering
The candidates shall undertake practical exercises and on-line assessments to achieve successful outcomes of the above units.
1 Academic Year
August - June.
Successful completion of this programme will enhance the learner’s opportunities to gain employment as a Modern Apprentice Refrigeration or Air Conditioning engineer.
Equally there are articulation routes to other courses within the same engineering sector e.g. NC in Building Services Engineering.