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Apprenticeships for occupations in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry are designed to meet the competence requirements of the industry.
This Apprenticeship Framework document contains six occupation framework pathways at two different levels:
Intermediate Level –
Refrigeration Air Conditioning.
Whichever occupation framework pathway is chosen at Intermediate Level, it will provide 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 an Intermediate Level framework will 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 Apprenticeship Framework
In order to demonstrate the industry recognised level of competence reflected by this Intermediate framework it is expected the minimum duration for its completion will be no less than 24 months.
Job roles covered are:
Refrigeration Operative Air Conditioning Operative
Advanced Level –
Refrigeration Refrigeration Service and Maintenance Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
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:
Refrigeration Technician Air Conditioning Technician Refrigeration Service and Maintenance Technician Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance Technician
Normally entry to Advanced Level occupation framework would be through completion of the relevant Intermediate Level framework or alternatively proven knowledge/experience to an equivalent level.
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. This includes 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 this Advanced framework it is expected the minimum duration for its completion will be no less than 24 months.