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    About the course

    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).

    Entry requirements

    You should already have a basic knowledge of the operation of Air Conditioning Systems containing fluorinated greenhouse gases in motor cars (and car derived vans).

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    You will be expected to pay for stationery and textbooks. There is a £60 charge for materials and locker fee.

    Awarding Body

    IMI Awards

    Why study?

    Be able to demonstrate how to handle a refrigerant cylinder.

    Be able to connect and disconnect a recovery set to and from the service ports of a motor vehicle A/C system containing fluorinated greenhouse gases.

    Be able to operate a recovery set.

    Where will this course take me?

    Higher education, an Apprenticeship or into employment within the motor vehicle sector.

    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

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Air con gas

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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