Engineering student and Technician at TUDublin Tallaght

  • TU Code: B872
  • SOLAS Trade Code: 66
  • Level: 6
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Award: National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship
  • Sector: Electrical
  • Location: Bolton Street (Linenhall)

On completion of this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified refrigeration and air conditioning craftsperson, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

You may then choose to work as a self-employed refrigeration and air conditioning craftsperson in private dwellings, or as a contractor in industrial and commercial buildings.

Many apprentices use their qualification as a platform to launch careers such as engineers, managers, owners of businesses, teachers and instructors amongst others.

Working as a refrigeration and air conditioning craftsperson you will be required to install, maintain and repair all types of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and systems.

A refrigeration and air conditioning craftsperson can work in industries such as domestic, marine, commercial and industrial. You will be required to install, maintain and repair items such as household, hospital, hotel and shop refrigerators, display cabinets, deep freezers, cooling plants, cold rooms and refrigerated transport.

To become an apprentice in Ireland you must be hired by an employer. Apprenticeship employers are formally approved by SOLAS in advance of employing apprentices. Apprentices get a formal contract of employment as part of their apprenticeship.

Full eligibility criteria for this apprenticeship are available in the Refigeration & Air Conditioning Apprenticeship brochure.

For further information, contact your local Education and Training board.

Donal Keys


Tel: +353 1 220 6738