SummitSkills is the standards setting organisation for the building services engineering (BSE) sector, which represents the electrotechnical, heating and ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration and plumbing industries.

The Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry covers a range of technical operations and projects relevant to the installation, servicing and maintenance systems in industrial and commercial properties.

The main occupations and job roles in the sector are:

  • Heating and Ventilating Fitter
  • Heating and Ventilating Fitter/Welder
  • Domestic Heating Engineer
  • Ductwork Installer
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer
  • Service and Maintenance Engineer.

Summit Skills has developed a Modern Apprenticeship in Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration to support the skills needs of the sector

Framework Details

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration at SCQF Level 6/7 (new)

A revised framework was approved in July and went live on 18th September 2015 when the new qualification ciodes were received.

More information about the industry can be found on the SummitSkills website.