Refrigeration - Apprenticeship

L2 Level 2
Part Time
12 September 2022 — 14 June 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our Level 2, part time day release course in Refrigeration is a great place to continue your development. Based at our City Centre campus, this programme is intended for those individuals already employed within the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry wishing to develop their career. The course follows a modular training programme, which provides practical knowledge of installing and maintaining refrigeration systems, and individuals will be assessed in the workplace against a course framework. Studying in our fully equipped workshops, classrooms and resource centers, learners will spend one day a week developing their skills within the sector. This apprenticeship programme is fully funded by the Welsh Government.

What you will study

Individuals will follow a City & Guilds QCF based qualification at Level 2.  Also, learners can either follow an NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems or an NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Refrigeration Systems. To confirm, we are only able to fund one of the diplomas, so if a learner requires both, this will be at a cost to the employer.  Both diplomas will be delivered via Competence and Principles based knowledge.

Learners will also work to achieving Level 2 Essential Skills, which includes Essential Communication Skills, Essential Application of Number Skills, plus Level 1 Essential Digital Literacy Skills.

Course fee per year

Part Course Fees: £0.00

Entry requirements

4 GCSE Grades A* - D including Maths and English Language and satisfactory interview or relevant and recent work experience. You must be fully employed by a qualified Refrigeration or Air Conditioning Employer.

Teaching and assessment

  • There are no assessment details set.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

12 September 2022

End date

14 June 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing, Testing and Maintaining Air Con


What our students say

I want to become a Gas Engineer, after this year I can progress on and gain my gas certification and I will have achieved my goal. My course started as Level 2 NVQ and from there I have progressed through to Level 4 where I am now. As I am doing an Apprenticeship it is nice to have a day off work to come to college and learn the theory which I can then put into practice in my job.

Jonathan Hale
Plumbing Level 3 Apprentice

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,
Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE