Practical Refrigeration Training Centre

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City & Guilds 6090 TRAILBLAZER - Up and Running!

The City and Guilds 6090-02 Trailblazer was introduced in Autumn 2017 as a completely new type of qualification to replace the former 6187 range of apprenticeships. Combining refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump skills this course is designed to move seamlessly from level 2 to level 3, culminating in an End Point Assessment. Successful candidates will achieve either a Pass, Credit or Distinction and leave as a fully fledged RACHP Technician.

Three groups have already started - contact us now if you'd like to be part of group 4.

A full synopsis can be found under the course listing but in a nutshell:

As before, this course will be split into two sections:

6090-20 level 2 - taking approximately two years to complete
6090-30 level 3 - taking approximately one year to complete

(Candidates with suitable previous experience/qualifications such as a previous level 2 apprenticeship will be eligible to enter the course at level 3 subject to a Skill Scan.)

Both level 2 and level 3 will be timetabled into block release, training in 5 day sessions, and training methods will be the same mix of theory and practical as before, including:

Written assignments
Practical assignments
On line, multiple choice question papers
Work based evidence

All candidates will also have to pass the City and Guilds 2079 in Refrigerant Handling, hold level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths and, for the full qualification, complete an End Point Assessment.

New for the 6090 Trailblazer is the Apprenticeship Development Journal. Completed at work throughout the whole three year training program this is essentially a technical diary in which work is recorded and evidence gathered to prove competency in the disciplines outlined in the pre-printed part of the journal. Simulated evidence will not be admissable.

Please note - everyone taking this course must already be working for an RAC company as work based evidence is essential to complete the qualification.

Working with the Growth Company (formerly Skills Company) in Manchester and Blackburn College three level two groups have already started. Groups are not limited to conventional 'terms' but start as soon as they're full. To find out more or join the next one please contact us:

Tel: 01282 452152
Email: info@prtc.co.uk