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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

Successful candidates can progress on to Level 4 Building Services qualifications.

What will I be learning?

This is the Level 3 Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning City & Guilds 6090-30 leading to the End Point Assessment (separate course) allowing registration with the Engineering Council and EngTech status. The qualification will enable a candidate to demonstrate an advanced level of competence on complex refrigeration or air conditioning systems

Why is this course for me?

The days are split in to 3 sessions starting at 9am. The candidates will study theory over 2 sessions until 4pm; this will then be followed by an evening practical session from 4.30 - 7.30pm. You will be assessed in-college on areas of service, maintenance and installation of complex refrigeration or air conditioning systems for both the theory and practical elements.

Candidates will build a portfolio of work based evidence, known as the Apprentice Development Journal, which will be reviewed by our assessors and will be used as a part of the End Point Assessment.

What do I need to sign up?

Candidates should hold a current level 2 qualification in either refrigeration or air conditioning and have a valid City and Guilds F-Gas Category 1 certificate. You can work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety.

You will need to complete an initial Maths assessment before enrolment on this course.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course would suit those working in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries, looking to progress from Level 2 qualifications and wish to achieve a qualification that demonstrates advanced industrial/commercial competence. This level is ideal if you are an experienced refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems engineer and have technical skills and knowledge.

Safety footwear will be required for the workshop activities.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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15/10/2020 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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09:00 – 19:30





24+: £2,789.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
RM3 Eastleigh College 15/10/2020 Thu 09:00 – 19:30 36 £2,789.00 £2,789.00 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 some 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.

The Equality Act

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.