F-Gas and ODS Regulations (Cat 1) (PLA)

L2 Level 2
Part Time
20 February 2023 — 24 February 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PartTimeFunding - For a full list of PLA courses go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PLA

About this course

Formerly known as the Safe Handling of Refrigerants (2078) qualification, the aim of this F Gas and ODS Regulations course (2079-11 Category 1) is to provide the applicant with the knowledge and skills to work on the installation, service, maintenance, recovery and leak checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment that contain refrigerants classed as either Fluorinated (F) gases or Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).

This qualification is linked with the legal requirements and demonstrates how to contain, prevent and reduce emissions of F-gases, covered by the Kyoto protocol.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
Find out if you're eligible today.

What you will study

Applicants will gain sufficient skills, knowledge and techniques to:

  • Fabricate and fit mechanical and brazed joints
  • Pressure test and evacuate to BSEN378
  • Charge a zeotropic blend (eg.R404A), run the system and check the refrigerant state
  • Carry out a visual check for leaks, indirectly assess the system for low charge and leak test using an electronic leak detector
  • Fit and disconnect gauges on the running system with service and Schrader valves
  • Recover the refrigerant
  • Maintain F-gas log books and records
  • Handle refrigerants safely and dispose of legally prohibited substances

Delegates must be employed within the industry as a refrigeration engineer or equivalent

Assessment is via an Online Exam and Practical Assessment

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £0.00

Entry requirements

Must be employed within the industry as a refrigeration engineer or equivalent

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
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Key information

Start date

20 February 2023

End date

24 February 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

35 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PartTimeFunding - For a full list of PLA courses go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PLA

Course code

HPCC2P05
L2

Qualification

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations Category I
City & Guilds

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