Course Details

  • Anyone dealing with manufacture and repair or accident repairs on light vehicles may have contact with air conditioning systems during their regular work. This course gives technicians in the motor industry the confidence and accreditation to demonstrate their abilities in this area.

    You’ll need to have the skills, experiences and abilities to pass the assessments for two modules on this course: refrigerant handling, and refrigerant cylinder handling. You should be able to reconnect the air conditioning system to recover refrigerant and after evacuating and recharging, refill with the correct level of refrigerant and oil.

    You’ll be fully compliant with safety requirements and industry regulations for F-Gas, ensuring there are no leaks of refrigerant into the air. When you’ve completed the assessment, you’ll receive full Automotive Technician Accreditation of your skills in this area from the IMI. This lasts for three years.

  • To enrol on this short course, you’ll need to be able to work unsupervised and have a minimum of three years’ industrial experience. Alternatively, you may have a relevant automotive qualification with vocational experience.

  • Each of the units for this accreditation will be assessed via practical assignments and an online test.

  • This accreditation will help you demonstrate your competence as a technician and enable you to continue a successful career in the automotive industry.

    As you develop your skills and experience further, you’ll also be able to advance onto IMI accreditation courses for Service Technician and then Diagnostic Technician status.

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  • The cost of this short course is currently £180.00.

    Depending on your circumstances, there may be opportunities for a reduction in your course fees or funding options to help you pay. Our dedicated finance page explains all the different types of funding available, from bursaries and benefit support, to grants and loans.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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