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Automotive Air Conditioning and Climate Control Diagnosis and Repair

Course Code: ACCC

Level: 3
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: IMI
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Three days
When you'll study: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.00am - 4.30pm

About the course

Are you an experienced automotive technician? This IMIAL qualification in automotive air conditioning and climate control offers you the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance existing ones. The qualification provides the essential knowledge and skills required by technicians who wish to expand their breadth of knowledge of Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) systems.

What you'll learn

You will work towards carrying out routine servicing and maintenance on air conditioning systems, and/or the diagnosis and repair of air conditioning and climate control systems.

Entry requirements

The selection criteria for entry onto these qualifications should take into account each applicant’s existing academic/vocational qualifications and experience. For example, you could have a level 2 NVQ/VCQ (or real work experience to this level) in the maintenance and repair of light or heavy vehicles, or bus and/or coaches or agricultural and/or plant vehicles.


Qualifications are assessed through a combination of online testing plus oral and/or practical assessment(s). Assessments vary depending on the level and learning route taken.

What's next?

Air conditioning and climate control qualifications are suited to individuals looking for a career in the automotive industry and those already employed as technicians.Importantly, this qualification is approved by DEFRA for MAC technicians (working with cars and car derived vans) who handle F-Gas. Therefore on the completion of this qualification, technicians will hold a valid certificate (attestation) to legally recover F-Gas.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Short course

Course Code: ACCC

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £400

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.