Level 3 Award In Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006)
About the Level 3 Award Certification
Since July 2010 all Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians working in the automotive sectors must hold the refrigerant handling qualification that satisfies the UK and European Union F-gas Regulations (EC842/2006 and Annex to Regulation EC307/2008 and EU F-gas legislation 517/2014).
This course delivers the knowledge and skills required for this Defra-approved National qualification. On successful completion the technician will receive the certification and recognition that will qualify them to work on automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) systems.
Assessment and Qualification:
The training comprises of essential pre-study of information and material that we provide which precedes a one-day training course culminating in assessment and on-line testing for the award of the certificate.
Technicians will achieve the qualifying standard assuring that technicians satisfy the F-gas handling requirement as determined by regulation EC842/2006 and annex EC307/2008. The certification enables the technician to handle and work with MAC refrigerant gases.
Level 3 Award curriculum
The programme includes sessions addressing:
- how a mobile air conditioning (MAC) system works and functions
- explanation of the fluorinated gases used in MAC systems
- the harm refrigerant gases can inflict on the environment
- explanation of the appropriate provisions of regulation EC842/2006, and Directive 2006/40/EC.
- the safe handling of a refrigerant gas recovery set
- correct and safe procedures for the recovery and re-charging of MAC system refrigerant gases
- safe and correct practises for refrigerant gas handling as required by the regulating standards.
Following the training sessions candidates will be invited to take the assessments and tests to qualify for their Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant gas Handling (EC842-2006), Qualification 500/6771/0
Successful candidates will receive a certificate, issued by the awarding body, confirming their demonstrated ability to comply with Regulation (EU) F-gas legislation 517/2014 and Regulation EC842/2006.
Candidates must demonstrate their knowledge and skill in the handling of refrigerant gases by achieving two assessment components:
- practical assessment
- external online test