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Course Directory / IMIAL Automotive Refrigerant Handling (Level 3) (Air Con)

The aim of the course is to qualify individuals working on motor vehicles to meet the European Union F gas (fluorinated greenhouse gas) regulations that came into force 4th July 2010.

After July 2010, all individuals working on Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) systems must have achieved, as a minimum, a refrigerant-handling qualification which meets MAC Comission Regulations. This unit and course meets those regulations, enabling individuals to be fully certified. The course is designed for learners who have some knowledge of Motor Air Conditioning.

Course objective

On successful completion of the course you will be expected to effectively:

  • Understand the health and safety and legislative aspects relevant to working with these systems.
  • Understand the fundamental principles and operation of air conditioner systems.
  • Carry out servicing of these systems in an environmentally sensitive manner.
  • Know about the operation of A/C systems in motor vehicles.
  • Know about the use and properties of refrigerants used in motor vehicles.
  • Understand the regulations of refrigerants used.
  • Know the procedure for recovering fluorinated gas.
  • Be able to demonstrate how to handle a refrigerant cylinder.
  • Be able to connect and disconnect a recovery set.
  • Be able to operate a recovery set.

The 2-day course is made up of practical tuition, practical assessment and IMI External online test.

Cost - At Norfolk Training Services, Norwich

£175 + VAT + £22.84 Registration/Certification per person

Cost - In Company

Number of Candidates: Minimum of 4, maximum of 6

Duration: 2 Days

Course Fee: £500 + VAT

Registration Fee: £22.84 per person

Mileage at 0.38p per mile + VAT

*Note*: Courses can only be delivered on site if there is the appropriate refrigerant equipment available and access to internet-enabled PCs.


Norfolk Training Services Apprentices are entitled to a special rate - see your tutor or assessor for details.

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