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Heating & Ventilation (Service & Maintenance) Apprenticeship

  • Subject Area: Heating & Ventilating
  • Attendance: Apprenticeship
  • Qualification: Level 2 NVQ Diploma & Level 3 NVQ Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: Level 2 - 2 years Level 3 - 2 years
  • Location: North Street Campus
  • Cost: Your employer should pay the costs associated with this Apprenticeship

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education at the College.


All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.

You must be employed within the trade area to be able to undertake this Apprenticeship course.


What's it all about?

This Heating and Ventilating Apprenticeship is available to school leavers, those aged 16-18 and adults.

Service & maintenance engineers monitor, repair and maintain all the building services equipment, heating, ventilation, lighting and air conditioning and refrigeration systems in occupid buildings such as offices, schools, hospitals, factories or shops.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A good understanding of mathematics, calculations and physics
  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • Organised 

How much could I earn?

Trainess can expect to earn from around £10,500 to £15,000 a year. A newly qualified installer may earn between £18,000 and £22,000. Experienced engineers could earn from £23,000 to £32,000 a year.

What would I learn at College?

  • How to install basic hot and cold heating, chilled water and fuel systems e.g. gas and oil
  • How to maintain the above systems including the replacement of parts and checking for faults
  • How to maintain various appliances and equipment used in the heating and ventilation industry e.g. boilers, fan coil units and air handling units
  • The core gas safety training in preparation for the ACS commercial assessment to enable you to be Gas Safe registered
  • How to work with electrical motors and understand electrical circuits
  • How to find and rectify faults within the systems

Further Information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the apprenticeship vacancy website.

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