This course is suitable for candidates who want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and career progression in the RAC sector.
You will study a range of practical techniques required for the industry, together with electrical technology and scientific principles.
The units covered are:
Health and safety in building services engineering
Scientific Principles within RAC and HP Systems
Apply scientific principles to practical vapour compression systems
Functions and features of RAC and HP systems
Service and maintain RAC and HP systems
Install and commission RAC and HP systems
Electrical systems for RAC and HP systems
Handling fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances Category I Personnel
Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering
What are the entry requirements?
You will require GCSE A to C in Maths and English or an equivalent Level 2 functional skill. 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. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a tutor to discuss the course.
How is the course taught?
You will be taught through practical application in the workshop and theory sessions in the classroom.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis by a series of online exams and practical trade 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 is 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 to 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) are 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. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.