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What career opportunities can this lead to?

No direct progression but potential to study at level 3 within the RAC Industry.

What are the entry requirements?

All delegates must currently hold City & Guilds 2079-11 or equivalent, proof will be required. A basic understanding of the thermodynamic principles of refrigeration will be necessary. Anybody attending the course must also hold a current Category 1 or J11 F-Gas Qualification.

What does this programme involve?

Delegates will learn the following:

- GWP & ODP What are they?
- Introduction to Hydrocarbons
- Physical properties of Hydrocarbons
- Saturated pressure and temperature details
- Condensing pressures with HC Refrigerants
- Temperature glide and superheat settings
- Lubricants, materials, desiccants and oils
- Flammability and charge size calculations
- Appliance considerations
- Safe working environment and safe practise
- Leak testing, brazing & charging
- Venting and recovery
- Handling, storage and transporting

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Mixture of theory in classroom and practical assessment in the workshop.
1 days training in total that will include a multiple choice written assessment & practical assessment (observation and oral questioning).
Practical work consists of brazing a test joint, pressure testing, refrigerant charging and refrigerant recovery.
City & Guilds 6187-21 Hydrocarbon Safe Handling - a recognised City & Guilds qualification enabling you to work legally on refrigeration systems using Hydrocarbon refrigerants.

What else do I need to know?

This course has been designed as an Introduction and awareness course covering the handling, safety & legislation adherence required, prior to purchasing, servicing or installing Hydrocarbon Refrigerants.

Participants should bring safety footwear, notebook and pen.

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.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HYROA Eastleigh College Fri 09:00 – 17:00 1 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Daniel, 28

Dan, Air Conditioning

Dan is completing his Level 3 qualification in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, and works as an Air Conditioning Engineer Apprentice at Ensys Ltd.


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