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Refrigerant Handling

Course Code: FGAS

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

About the course

Do you need a gas certificate or gas accreditation? Are you are an experienced vehicle technician, mobile air conditioning (MAC) technician or mechanic? This one day course in Automotive Refrigerant Handling at City College Plymouth will enable you to achieve F-Gas certification and accreditation from the Institute of the Motor Industry Awards Ltd (IMIAL).

What you'll learn

The assessment ensures rigour and quality of assessments by measuring your underpinning knowledge, including F-Gas regulations. You will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to achieve the qualification awarded by IMIAL.

Entry requirements

You will need to be a current vehicle technician working within the industry.


Assessment will be through practical assessment and an online exam.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a certificate which shows that you are compliant with European Union F-gas Regulation.You may wish to progress on to the Automotive Air Conditioning & Climate Control Diagnosis & Repair course at the College.

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: FGAS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £250

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.