Refrigerant Handling Qualifications

Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (QCF)
Legal Requirements—F Gas Regulation (EC842-2006 inc annex EC307-2008)

Who are Refrigerant Handling F Gas Courses for?

f gas training coursesThis single unit VRQ F Gas Course, which is approved by DEFRA, is suitable for competent mobile air conditioning (MAC) technicians who have completed a previous qualification, which can include ‘in-house’ training. MAC technicians should already have a good understanding of components and the system operation to carry out servicing procedures relating to air conditioning systems.

City & Guilds 7543-001 or IMI Awards Qual Ref: 500/677/1/0

In 2008, the EU published the guidelines setting the minimum skill requirements needed for automotive technicians handling R134a refrigerant.

Since 4th July 2010 anyone involved in servicing, repairing or dismantling mobile air conditioning systems, which involves handling the refrigerant, must have the appropriate qualifications.

The only qualifications recognised in the Motor Industry today are awarded by City & Guilds, IMI or IRTE. Anyone found contravening the new regulations is liable to a substantial fine or face prosecution.

The solution

AACTA offer cost effective and convenient F Gas Courses to motor technicians that already have AC experience, as well as technicians that are becoming involved in AC systems.

This can be carried out at your premises throughout the UK & Eire, or at AACTA’s training facilities in Leicestershire.

Refrigerant handling Qualification

Designed to meet minimum legal requirements and includes a 3 hour basic training and update training session.

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. On successful completion of the assessment the delegate receives a City & Guilds or IMI certificate recognised throughout the EU.

A 32 page workbook is sent to the delegate prior to the day, allowing the delegate time to gain knowledge and confidence before the assessment

Courses are usually limited to 6 delegates a day to ensure maximum participation for each individual delegate.

Covers:  Legislation, Health & Safety, basic and working principles, systems design and good working practices.

Refrigerant handling Qualification plus

In addition to the minimum requirement to obtain the qualification, time can be extended to a full day of training.

The extra time is spent in the workshop with additional hands on practical session, reinforcing the theoretical training given in the first session. In addition to the above, we look at system design and characteristics, performance testing, interpreting gauge readings and diagnosing common faults including leak testing methods. Especially beneficial for technicians new to air conditioning.

This can be tailored to meet the requirements of the technicians and their working environment.

Please contact us for further information about our F Gas Courses.

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