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.