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Overview

It is a legal requirement for engineers working in the UK to be F-Gas certified. This qualification is designed to enable refrigeration and air conditioning engineers to meet legal requirements in relation to the qualifications required to work with Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, otherwise known as F-Gases.

Course description

This course is available to anybody who wishes to study for the F Gas (Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases) qualification. Industry experience is desired but is not mandatory.

Students who attend this City & Guilds course are provided with the knowledge required to meet the legal requirements for working with Fluorinated Gases or F-Gases and/or other ozone deleting substances.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

Key areas of study include:

  • Identify basic systems
  • Identify effects of global warming, climate change, effects of ozone depletion
  • Identify hazards and safe working practices for installation, commissioning and handling of refrigerants
  • Record keeping for pressure testing, evacuation, refrigerant charging, leak checking
  • Recovery and disposal of refrigerants
  • Terms and principles units and how these relate to theory and thermodynamics of vapour compression cycles and refrigerants

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £TBC 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

The college reserves the right to change details of its advertised courses including course dates where circumstances beyond the College’s control necessitate such changes or where the number of enrolments is not enough to operate a course viably. In such circumstances, the College may be able to offer you an alternative. You have the right to choose whether you would prefer to cancel the course (terms and conditions apply) or to accept a place on another course.