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What career opportunities can this lead to?

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

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates should hold a current level 2 qualification in either refrigeration or air conditioning. You can work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety.

What does this programme involve?

The qualification requires a candidate to demonstrate an advanced level of competence on complex refrigeration or air conditioning systems. This is the Level 3 QCF in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning City & Guilds 6187 and has 4 pathways; of which, one must be chosen from the list below:

1. Refrigeration Service and Maintenance
2. Refrigeration Installation
3. Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance
4. Air Conditioning Installation

How is the programme taught and assessed?

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 on areas of service, maintenance or installation of complex refrigeration or air conditioning systems.

Candidates will build a portfolio of work based evidence, and be visited on-site at least twice to demonstrate competence. The NVQ is about demonstrating the correct level of competence to your workplace and assessor.

What else do 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.

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*
RM3 Eastleigh College 12/9/2019 Thu 09:00 – 19:30 35 £2,712.00 £2,712.00 Apply now

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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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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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