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Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling - Level 3


This course is designed for motor vehicle technicians who would like to work on mobile air conditioning systems containing F gas refrigerants.

All mobile air conditioning (MAC) technicians working with cars and car derived vans, must have achieved as a minimum requirement, a refrigerant handling qualification which fulfils the European Union F-gas Regulation (EC842/2006 and Annex to Regulation EC307/2008).

Start dates and fees

Start Dates

  • From April 2024 (dates to be confirmed).


  • Experienced Technician - £180
  • Unexperienced - £260

What will I study?

  • Safe handling of refrigerants and Refrigerant Hazards
  • Refrigerant components
  • Evacuation and tightness testing 
  • Charging and recovery
  • Environmental impact of refrigerants

Entry requirements

This will be via an interview with a course tutor to ascertain current levels of experience within the industry.

How long is the course?

  • 1 day - Experienced technician
  • 2 days - None Experienced technician (Level 3 students)

How will I be assessed?

The assessment ensures rigour and quality of assessment by measuring the candidate’s underpinning knowledge, including F Gas regulations. Learners must demonstrate the learning outcomes by following and achieving two assessment components which are set by IMI:

  • Practical assessment
  • External online test

What does the course lead to?

Our qualifications lead directly into full employment and offer learners the opportunity to develop their skills to a high recognised standard.

This qualification will help you up skill in a career as a Motor Vehicle Technician or an agricultural/horticultural technician.

Career opportunities

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How do I apply?

Call our enquiries line free on 0808 100 3626.

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