Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Do you want to help make Scottish homes safer? Study for an apprenticeship in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAR) and learn how to improve the quality of household appliances.
Scotland’s HVAR industry covers fire prevention, energy management, air conditioning, pipework maintenance and hot and cold-water systems. This means you'll develop a variety of useful skills. Learn how to install complex heating systems in a hospital. Gain an understanding of how to create ventilation within a home. Develop construction engineering skills and work on a range of building projects.
The apprenticeship opens up a range of jobs Work as a maintenance engineer and help to fix broken heating systems. Become an industrial engineer and install fire safety devices for different businesses. Take up the role of a building services technician and work on a construction site.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6 or Level 7.
Heating and Ventilating: Industrial and Commercial Installation at SCQF Level 6
Heating and Ventilating: Ductwork, Planning and Installation at SCQF Level 6
Install, Commission and Maintain Refrigeration Systems at SCQF Level 6
Install, Commission and Maintain Air Conditioning Systems at SCQF Level 6
Service, Maintain and Commission Building Engineering Services at SCQF Level 7
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Install RAC systems and components
Prepare and undertake pipe jointing
Carry out safe electrical working practices
Maintain RAC systems and components
Apply health and safety and environmental legislation in the building services engineering sector
Perform electrical work on mechanical building services systems
Weld industrial and commercial heating and ventilating pipework
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as engineering and construction.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Carry on your education with a degree in industrial design or graduate to a full-time job.
Further education: Continue your studies with a bachelor’s degree in maintenance engineering or civil engineering. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in product design. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
Building services technician
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. But it is useful to have practical knowledge of the HVAR industry.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take around 3 years to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.