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What opportunities will this course give me?

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

What will I be learning?

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.

Why is this course for me?

Mixture of theory in classroom and practical training in workshop.

What do I need to sign up?

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.

Is there anything else 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.

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Eastleigh College

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09:00 – 16:00





24+: £670.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
FG1A Eastleigh College Mon-Thu 09:00 – 16:00 1 £670.00 £670.00 Apply now

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