Air-Conditioning & Climate Control


This course facilitates a theoretical and practical understanding of light vehicle air conditioning systems and to assess technicianā€™s theoretical and practical competence in the handling of refrigerant gases according to the DEFRA approved IMIAL Level 3 Award (EC842-2006) (QCF) standards.

On completion the participants will have underpinned their understanding of the fundamentals of how an air-conditioning system functions and will have a broader understanding of the environmental impact the release of refrigerant will have on the worldā€™s climate and global warming.

Course Content

  • Introduction
    Methods of heat transfer, the AC loop
  • Components
    Compressor, condensor, receiver drier, expansion valve, evaporator, orifice tubes, accumulators, pressure switches, evaporator temperature probe
  • Refrigerants and the environment
    Refrigerants types and properties, safe handling of refrigerant, personal protection equipment, gas cylinder handling, MontreĢal protocol the facts, Kyoto protocol the facts, F gas regulations, GWP, GWP order of magnitude, health and safety
  • IMI Awards Assessment
    Practical and theoretical assessment according to the IMI awards standards
  • Additional Content in the 2-day option
    Introduction to Air-Condtioning & climate control, health and safety
  • Diagnostics
    Loop diagnostics, control system diagnostics

The European Union ruled that, as of 4th July 2010 companies dealing with F-gases MUST have appropriately qualified staff.

If you are directly involved with the recovery or handling of fluorinated gases including R134a, you will not be able to purchase F-gases without certified staff at your workshop.

Get in touch for course dates & booking info


Open Mon-Fri, 8.00am - 5.30pm and Sat 8am - 1.30pm
FMP Motor Factors, Unit 1, St John's Court, Upper Fforest Way,
Swansea Enterprise Park SA6 8QQ

Port Talbot

Open Mon-Fri, 8.00am - 5.30pm and Sat 8am - 12.30pm
FMP Motor Factors, Unit 30, Baglan Industrial Park,
Port Talbot, SA12 7DJ