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F - Gas Automotive Air Conditioning Systems - Level 3


This course is designed for motor vehicle technicians working on mobile air conditioning systems containing F gas refrigerants, who want to gain a licence to handle refrigerants in compliance with the minimum requirements of Regulation (EC) 307/2008.

This Defra-approved qualification offers a single unit solution that provides experienced automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians with recognised evidence that they meet the minimum F-gas requirement (EC842/2006 and annex EC307/2008).

Entry requirements

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

Please email or call 0808 100 3626 to speak with Kevin Charles directly.

Start dates and fees

Start date is 10th May 2021

  • If you are 19+ and unemployed and receiving relevant benefit – the course is FREE
  • If you are 19+ not receiving benefit the course will cost you £75

How long is the course?

15 hours per week for two weeks, from 9am-4pm on Monday and Tuesday.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment consists of 20 questions and two short practical assessments.

What does the course lead to?

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

These qualifications will also help you up skill in a career such as, a motor vehicle technician or an agricultural/horticultural technician.

What will I study?

  • Safe handling of refrigerants and refrigerant hazards
  • Refrigerant components
  • Basic Circuits
  • Evacuation and tightness testing
  • Charging and recovery
  • Environmental impact of refrigerants


Next steps

Enrol on this course

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