Apprenticeships for occupations in the Heating and Ventilating (H&V) Industry are designed to meet the competence requirements of the industry.
This Apprenticeship Framework document contains six occupation framework pathways at two different levels:
Installing Industrial and Commercial H&V Ductwork Systems Installing Industrial and Commercial H&V Pipework Systems Servicing and Maintaining H&V Systems.
Whichever occupation framework pathway is chosen at Intermediate Level, it provides an opportunity for individuals to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in an established industry and for employers and apprentices to benefit from the associated
structured learning and assessment programme.
Successful completion of the Intermediate Level frameworks reflect the ability to select and use relevant knowledge, ideas, skills and procedures to complete well defined tasks and address straightforward problems. They include taking responsibility for completing tasks and procedures, and exercising autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance. The apprentice also has the competencies to progress to an associated Advanced Level Framework.
In order to demonstrate the industry recognised level of competence reflected by these Intermediate frameworks it is expected the minimum duration for their completion will be no less than 24 months.
Job roles roles covered are:
Heating and Ventilating Ductwork Installation Operative Heating and Ventilating Pipework Installation Operative Heating and Ventilating Service and Maintenance Operative.
Installing and Pre-commissioning Industrial and Commercial H&V Ductwork Systems Installing and Pre-commissioning Industrial and Commercial H&V Pipework Systems Servicing and Maintaining H&V Systems.
Whichever occupation framework pathway is chosen at Advanced Level, it will provide an opportunity to further develop the skills, knowledge and competence to the level required by job roles such as:
Heating and Ventilating Ductwork Installer Heating and Ventilating Engineer/ Heating and Ventilating Welder Heating and Ventilating Service and Maintenance Engineer.
Progression into this framework is considered by employers to normally be for those who have already completed the relevant Intermediate Level Apprenticeship or for individuals with comparable experience and knowledge. The structured learning and assessment programme of this framework will enhance the skills and knowledge of the entrant to the benefit of employers and apprentices alike.
Successful completion of an Advanced Level framework reflects the ability to identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. They include taking responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgement within parameters. They also reflect awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.
In order to demonstrate the industry recognised level of competence reflected by these Advanced frameworks it is expected the minimum duration for their completion will be no less than 24 months.