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Heating and Ventilating (Service and Maintenance) Apprenticeship Training at Leeds College of Building

Course description

What's it all about?

Service & maintenance engineers monitor, repair and maintain all the building services equipment, heating, ventilation, lighting and air conditioning and refrigeration systems in occupid buildings such as offices, schools, hospitals, factories or shops.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A good understanding of mathematics, calculations and physics
  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • Good organisational skills

How much could I earn?

Trainees can expect to earn from around £10,500 to £15,000 a year. A newly qualified installer may earn between £18,000 and £22,000. Experienced engineers could earn from £23,000 to £32,000 a year.

Course content

What would I learn at College?

  • How to install basic hot and cold heating, chilled water and fuel systems e.g. gas and oil
  • How to maintain the above systems including the replacement of parts and checking for faults
  • How to maintain various appliances and equipment used in the heating and ventilation industry e.g. boilers, fan coil units and air handling units
  • The core gas safety training in preparation for the ACS commercial assessment to enable you to be Gas Safe registered
  • How to work with electrical motors and understand electrical circuits
  • How to find and rectify faults within the systems

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.

Applicants must be working with a qualified service and maintenance engineer.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.

Financial information

Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

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

Further information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for vacancies.

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: 20 September 2017
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    • Contact name:
    • Apprenticeship Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 222 6023
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