Course Code: EV1EE8082 F-GAS Automotive Refrigerant Handling - IMI Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 16 Jun 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 14 Jul 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 22 Aug 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 23 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 21 Oct 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 18 Nov 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 10 Dec 2023 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 06 Jan 2024 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 03 Feb 2024 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now 24 Feb 2024 Bispham Campus 3 Hours / £210 Enquire now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis Defra-approved qualification offers a single unit solution that provides experienced automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians with evidence that they meet the minimum F-gas requirement (EC842/2006 AND ANNEX EC307/2008). All technicians working with car and car-derived van Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC), 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). Updates to this qualification cover Properties of Refrigerant R1234yf, Service Methods and Equipment Requirements. Entry Requirements The course is designed for anyone who needs to work on Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) as part of the maintenance or repair process. This includes (but is not limited to): Service and Repair Technicians; Diagnostic Technicians; MET Technicians; Roadside Recovery Technicians and Vehicle Body Repair Technicians. You should have vehicle repair knowledge and skills at Level 2, or at least 3 years industry experience in a vehicle repair environment. Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedAward in Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006) (VRQ) Industry Placement and Field TripsThere are no industry placements or field trips on this course. Learning and Teaching Methods This qualification contains one mandatory unit AC1 in which you will learn: The operation of air conditioning systems in motor vehicles The use and properties of the fluorinated greenhouse gases used as refrigerants in air conditioning systems in motor vehicles and the impact of the emissions of these gases on the environment (order of magnitude of their global warming potential in relation to climate change) The relevant provision of regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 and Directive 2006/40/EC The procedures for recovering fluorinated greenhouse gases How to handle refrigerant cylinders How to connect and disconnect a recovery set to and from the service ports of a motor vehicle air conditioning system containing fluorinated greenhouse gases How to operate a recovery set Training includes a combination of presentations and practical activities. A maximum class size of 6 ensures you can work at your own pace and receive outstanding levels of tutor support. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of business to business courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. Our teaching staff are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods The assessment ensures rigour and quality of assessment by measuring the candidate’sunderpinning knowledge, including F Gas regulations. Learners must demonstrate the learning outcomes by following and achieving two assessment components which are set by the IMI. You will complete mandatory practical assessments, during which your tutor will assess your skills in meeting the criteria. You will receive immediate feedback, giving you the opportunity to make improvements if required. You will need to achieve a 60% pass mark in the IMI online knowledge exam. Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou should bring footwear suitable for an automotive practical workshop environment. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: IMI Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression On successful completion of this course you will be issued with a certificate compliant with European Union F-gas Regulation (EC842/2006 and Annex to Regulation EC307/2008).