Level 3

Automotive Air Conditioning Servicing and Maintenance


11 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Feb 2023


Adult 19+


Motor vehicle

This Level 3 course is ideal for technicians who wish to expand their breadth of knowledge in the routine servicing and maintenance of mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems.

It's also great for competent MAC technicians who have already completed a previous qualification* – or 'in-house' training (carried out before 4 July 2010).

This course offers automotive technicians 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).

You will need to complete a multiple-choice exam, and also complete practical demonstrations and assignments.

On completion of this qualification, technicians will hold a valid certificate (attestation) to legally recover F-gas.

Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.