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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This is a mandatory qualification for technicians working with, or handling, refrigerants in the RAC industry.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidate will need to hold either Level 2 Technical Certificate or NVQ in refrigeration & air conditioning or have suitable equivalent industry experience. You will need to complete an initial assessment in Maths.

What does this programme involve?

4 days training in total - 3 day theory & practical training + multiple choice assessment & 1 day practical assessment.
Practical work consists of brazing a test joint, pressure testing, direct and indirect leak testing, system evacuation, refrigerant charging, system commissioning and refrigerant recovery and completion of system log book.
City & Guilds 2079 Safe Handling of Refrigerants EC 842/2006 (F-Gas) Categories I.
Theory assessment - multiple choice online exam.
Practical assessment - observation and oral questioning.
Recognised City & Guilds qualification enabling them to work legally on refrigeration systems under the EC 842/2006 F-Gas regulations.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Mixture of theory in classroom and practical training in workshop.

What else do I need to know?

Any qualified or experienced refrigeration or air conditioning engineer (preferably at least 1 - 2 years industry experience).

Pens, paper, ruler, pocket calculator*, highlighter pens, overalls and safety shoes. *NB mobile phones, ipods or similar electronic devices cannot be used as calculators in the exam.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
FG1A Eastleigh College Mon-Thu 09:00 – 16:00 1 £637.00 £637.00 Apply now

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