F- Gas Course Overview Automotive Refrigerant Handling (EC842-2006) (QCF) (EC Regulation 307/2008)


Gain the knowledge skills required to handle refrigerants used in mobile

air conditioning (M.A.C.) which are classified as either fluorinated gasses

(F-Gas) or Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) This is necessary for the

service, maintenance, recovery and leak checking of mobile air conditioning.

Through our innovative blended learning programme, training is delivered

via one-day training sessions, reducing workplace absence through

Presentations, Q&A and Practical Workshop Assessment.

SKU: EC842-2006 Category:

Who Should Attend? 

All personnel involved with the service, maintenance,
recovery or decommissioning of Mobile (automotive) air
conditioning (M.A.C.) or refrigeration equipment.  

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

National craft certificate (or) Equivalent experience.


IMI level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling
(EC842 – 2006) (QCF)

Refrigerant Handling for Mobile Air Conditioning

Course Duration:

1- Day

Refreshments & Lunch provided

Start Time: 9.00am – Finish: 5.00pm 

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The F-Gas Regulations (EC842/2006, MAC Directive)

states that it is an offence to work with fluorinated gases
contained within Automotive Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration plant.


Included in the scope of the regulations is:

  • Refrigerant handling
  • Service
  • Leak detection
  • Refrigerant recovery


All relevant personnel who are involved in the service and maintenance of
mobile R.A.C. systems must have an IMI level 3 Award in Automotive 

Refrigerant Handling (EC842 – 2006) (QCF), Certifcation or equivalent. 


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Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding the function, layout and operation principles of mobile air-conditioning systems, including the components, equipment, tools for system recovery, vacuum, leak checking, flushing and recharging.
  • Understand the procedures required for service and general maintenance.
  • Understand the environmental implications, legal, equipment, procedures and Health and Safety requirements for storage, refrigerant identification, refrigerant recovery, system evacuation, adding oil, refrigerant recharging, final leak detection, flushing and disposal of Mobile Air Conditioning refrigerants and components.
  • Competency in refrigerant identification, initial system evaluation – testing, via pressure gauges, temperature, air distribution and speed. Recovery, vacuum check, leak detection, visual, electronic, oil injection and charging for service and general maintenance and repair procedures for both thermal expansion valve or fixed orifice tube air conditioning systems.