MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
3 years part-time on Apprenticeship
MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Airconditioning – Level 3 or 4 SEC/O-Level passes Compulsory: Mathematics and Physics
This advanced diploma course gives participants the knowledge and skills which are in demand by the HVAC trade. Students will be expected to carry out systems modification and customisation. The course is based on both off-the-job and on-the-job training. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge and experience and which may entail working in supervisory roles. During the course learners are also given the opportunity to develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in related careers.
The course includes all the necessary code of practice where environmental legislation is involved. In addition, learners who successfully complete the programme will be certified as Category 1 technicians by MEPA.
Units are assessed by a series of structured tasks conducted in a workshop environment and by assignments invloving a mixture of theoretical and practical applications. Formative feedback is given to all learners on completion of a given task and/or assessment.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Carry out a risk assessment of the immediate working environment before and after executing an assigned task Carry out installations, repairs and planned maintenance of existing systems within local refrigerant handling legislation Identify materials, refrigerants and equipment that can be used for specific applications Prepare HVAC components for operation and commissioning.
Core Study Units
Science/Materials (Plant and Refrigerants) Engineering Communication and ACAD Planning and Administration HVAC Technology HVAC Practice HVAC Electrics Technical Reporting Calculations Information Technology Safety at Work
Progress After Completion
Level 5 – MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in Building Services Engineering.
× Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technician × Building services installation/maintenance supervisor