Apprenticeship Standards Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician

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This apprenticeship is designed as a 36 month programme.

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The compressed air and vacuum industry are made up of manufacturers and distributors of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products. Compressed air and vacuum systems are used by pharmaceutical, electronic, manufacturing, oil and gas, power stations, garages, hospitals, dentists, transportation and plant hire companies.

The broad occupation is to install and commission air and/or vacuum equipment and their associated systems. Completing planned and reactive maintenance, servicing, fault diagnosis and ensuring equipment is working at its optimum efficiency. They may work at a static site or as a mobile engineer working at clients premises.

They will be required to ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, regulations and laws including pressure systems safety (PSSR) and fluorinated greenhouse gas (F Gas).

Mandatory requirement

English & Maths

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


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