F-Gas (Category 1) - City & Guilds 2079-11 (FCAT1)

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Basic Training

5 days

£975 + VAT

Refrigeration Training at Humber Maritime College


This City & Guilds approved training is an intensive entry level (Level 2) course, providing students with the knowledge and practical skills required to work on the installation, service, maintenance, recovery and leakage checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment.

It is suitable for qualified marine engineers and others with responsibility for A/C and refrigeration equipment.

The course is delivered in the specialist refrigeration workshops at the Grimsby Institute.

Key Learning Areas

  • Basic systems, principles and units and how they relate to theory and thermodynamics of vapour compression cycles and refrigerants
  • Causes and effects of global warming and ozone depletion
  • Identification of air conditioning and heat pump components, functions and leakage risk
  • Hazards and safe working practices
  • Construction and examination of pipe work
  • Recovery of refrigerant and oil and prepare for disposal
  • Pressure testing, evacuation and record completion
  • Refrigerant charging, leak checking and record keeping
  • Fabrication and fitting of mechanical and brazed joints.

Entry Requirements

Delegates joining the course would be expected to understand Health and Safety related to engineering and have basic mechanical or fitting skills.


The F-Gas qualification has a two-part assessment, 40-question multiple choice exam and a four-hour practical assessment.