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Course Type: Part Time,Employer

IMI Level 3 Award In Automotive Refridgerant Handling

  • Course Code BDU146
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time Daytime
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Automotive

This qualification is for automotive technicians and will offer the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance existing ones. It 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.

From 4 July 2010 all MAC technicians must have achieved, as a minimum requirement, a Defra-approved refrigerant handling meeting the EU F-gas regulations (Commission Regulation EC 842/2006 and the Annex to Commission Regulation EC 307/2008). This is a legal requirement for all technicians working on MAC systems (cars and car derived vans).

This course is designed to inform you of the new legislation covering regulations related to handling and serving air conditioning systems (EC307/2008).

You will gain an understanding of:

  • Air conditioning systems
  • The basic processes
  • Pressures
  • Refrigeration cycle
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Refrigeration state and condition
  • Lubrication
  • Refrigerant recovering
  • Air conditioning electrical systems
  • Refrigerants
  • The ozone layer and the greenhouse effect
  • Regulations and legislation
  • Service equipment and service procedure

The place of study

You will be working in our state of the art workshops in a fantastic building purposely built and designed for motor industry related subjects. All our workshops are fully equipped with the latest vehicles and industry standard equipment giving you the best experience and skills.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can apply by contacting the Employers Team on 0191 490 2258 or alternatively email employers@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

No formal qualifications are required, however you must have relevant industry experience.

Required experience

For all ATA courses, a working knowledge of the automotive industry is essential in the respective trade discipline.

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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