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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Apprenticeship Training at Leeds College of Building

Course description

What’s it all about?

Refrigeration and air conditioning engineers could work on one of two broad areas. Refrigeration engineers design, install and maintain cooling systems in places like supermarkets, restaurants, hospitals, food processing plants and factories. Air conditioning engineers install and service the systems that control air quality, temperature and humidity inside offices, schools, leisure complexes and other modern buildings.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • A basic understanding of maths, calculations and physics
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

How much could I earn?

Trainees can earn between £11,000 and £19,000 a year, depending on the stage of training. Newly qualified workers may earn between £20,000 and £25,000 a year. Experienced workers with supervisory duties may earn from £26,000 to £35,000 a year.

Course content

What would I learn at College?

  • How to work safely in the building services sector
  • How to joint and bend different types of pipework used in RAC systems How to install, test and maintain air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • How to handle fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances
  • How to carryout electrical work on RAC systems and components

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment. 

It is desirable that you have 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English, maths and science.

Future opportunities

You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress into higher education at the College.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 March 2018
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    • Apprenticeship Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 222 6023
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