Air Con Service & Maintenance

Level 3 Award in Automotive Air Conditioning – Servicing and Maintenance (EC842-2006) (QCF) 600/4331/3


air con trainingThis vocationally related qualification (VRQ) is one of IMI Awards’ suite of QCF Automotive Air Conditioning qualifications. This qualification offers automotive technicians the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance existing ones. The qualification is suitable for those technicians who wish to expand their breadth of knowledge in the routine servicing and maintenance of mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems with air con training.

2 day and 1 day air con training courses

Importantly, this qualification can also incorporates Unit AC1 (K/600/3391) Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006). This unit is approved by Defra for MAC technicians (working with cars and car derived vans) who handle F-Gas. Therefore on the completion of this qualification, technicians will hold a valid certificate (attestation) to legally recover F-Gas

This qualification is also suitable for competent MAC technicians who have already completed the Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006) (Ofqual I.D no: 500/6771/0)  Completion of the IMI Awards’ Automotive Refrigerant Handling qualification means technicians will already have achieved the Refrigerant Handling unit (AC1) and therefore two credits towards this qualification (1 day course).


Learning outcomes:

  • The basic processes
  • Pressure temperature relationships
  • The refrigeration cycle
  • System design & layout
  • Refrigeration state & condition
    Lubrication oils & requirements
  • Refrigerant flushing
  • Basic electrics & control systems
  • Refrigerants & alternative refrigerants
  • Environment – Ozone depletion & the greenhouse effect
  • Regulations & legislation, Health & Safety
  • Service equipment requirements, standard service procedures & performance testing
  • Leak detection methods used today
  • Fault finding & diagnosing common system faults using pressure and temperature readings

This course has been designed to give broad theoretical knowledge supported by practical demonstrations & exercises.

In order to pass and achieve certification of the Award, learners must achieve all the unit’s learning outcomes, by completing the underpinning knowledge assessment criteria consisting of an IMI Awards set theoretical and practical assessment.

Venue and facilities:

Professional training facilities in Leicestershire 1 mile from M1 junction 22.

All course materials, refreshments and lunch provided for the 2 days.

Courses can be held at your premises subject to suitable facilities, 4-6 delegates per course.

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