This qualification is for learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC)
Practical skills training in the RAC workshop
RAC knowledge in classroom- based sessions
Tutorials for individual and group support
Functional skills sessions – upgrading English and maths qualifications where required
What are the entry requirements?
You will need English and Maths skills at Entry 3/Level 1 (GCSE equivalent). If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be given an online English and Maths assessment after you submit your application. You may also be asked to complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment.
How is the course taught?
Practical session are delivered in fully equipped workshops. Theory sessions will be delivered in the classroom using a range of teaching techniques and tools.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is ongoing through assignments, practical tasks and online tests.
What support is available?
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities, please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
What social activities can I take part in?
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students, full information available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
What facilities and resources are available?
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available for purchase in the canteen and café facilities as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (Libraries) available at both centres fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.
What else should I know?
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Taking part gives you the opportunity to display your skills, build confidence and meet employers from industry looking for new recruits. Every year our students bring back a range of trophies and medals. Please check with your tutor as courses must be at a certain level to enter.