Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeships & Qualifications

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning apprenticeships

For those that are already employed as an apprentice in this industry, we offer day release over 3 years where apprentices can use our state-of-the-art facility at The Manchester College in Wythenshawe to develop their skills in service and maintenance, diagnostics, commissioning, installation and design.

Apprentices can learn about:

  • Workplace health and safety  
  • Energy efficiency in the environment 
  • Scientific principles 
  • RAC system fabrication 
  • Installing, testing and maintaining refrigeration and air conditioning heat pump systems 
  • F-Gas and ODS regulations 
  • Testing and maintenance techniques 
  • Industry hand tools.

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Apprenticeship training for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

What qualifications will I gain?     

Level 3 Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems 

Length of Course 

36 months 

Entry Requirements 

You don’t always need academic qualifications to start your training but some employers prefer you to have a good standard of education, such as GCSEs, as well as English and maths. 

The learning experience

Industry expert coaches 

Free access to an online learning library 

Free Microsoft 365 account during study

Free student discount card

Learn in a state-of-the-art facility

Individual coaching and mentoring sessions

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Are you an employer?

Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way of upskilling your teams to have the right knowledge and behaviours to enable future success, through your people.

Delivery can also be tailored to your organisation's learning and development needs, with expertise in navigating the skills system and funding to get the most out of apprenticeships.

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Apprenticeship funding

Understanding how to fund apprenticeships can seem complicated. As experts, we can guide you through the process and help you to make the most of funding options that are available to you, either as an SME or a larger Levy-paying organisation. 

Funding explained
Slides showing the apprenticeship levy process
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Employer support

Are you looking for more information on how apprenticeships can benefit your business?

We have a wealth of resources available to help guide you through the process and explain how we can support you at every step.

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Frequently asked questions

Contact us using this form and select employer enquiry.

We will then be in touch to gather your requirements and discuss the best approach to get your vacancy live.

On our website and on the National Apprenticeship Service’s website, which is  a national online recruitment system. 

It’s managed by us. Once we have your information, we’ll add  your vacancy to the National Apprenticeship Service website and monitor the number of applications.

We’ll  firstly filter the applications based on  what you’re looking for in a candidate. To comply with regulations, the applications will be sent via a secure file sharing system. 

Just let us know the name of the person and we’ll arrange a meeting with you to organise their apprenticeship programme.

We can always extend your closing date or re-advertise your vacancy at a later date. 

You’re not under any obligation to recruit someone from the site, but if you do, you’ll have to make sure they’re signed up to an apprenticeship programme with Total People. 

In addition,  we’ll promote your vacancy for free in our weekly applicant newsletter and highlight the vacancy on our homepage carousel.  We’ll also promote your vacancy on our social media channels.