Automotive & Engineering
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this 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. This course enables you to meet this requirement. Topics include:-

  • Safety

  • Preparation

  • Recovery

  • Handling & Refrigerant Cylinder
Entry Requirements

This Defra-approved qualification offers a single unit solution that provides experienced automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians with evidence that they meet the minimum F-gas requirement (EC842/2006 and annex EC307/2008). This will enable them to carry out refrigerant handling in their place of work.

Assessment Method

The assessment ensures rigour and quality of assessment by measuring the candidates 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.
Progression Opportunities

Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate which shows they are compliant.

Study Methods

Learning takes place at Southall Campus. Designed over one day within our Motor Vehicle Workshops, classrooms and IT suites.

The sessions are a combination of Practical & Theory with Portfolios, written tests and assessments.


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