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IMI Level 3 Refrigerant Handling Award (EC842 2006)

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) approved qualification from The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) provides automotive Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) technicians with certification needed to meet the European Union fluorinated F-Gas MAC regulations (Commission Regulation EC 842/2006 and the annex EC 307/2008). 

Achievement of the Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling qualification allows MAC technicians to legally recover F-Gas from air conditioning systems in motor cars and car derived vans. 

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with the operation of air conditioning systems 
  • Gain an awareness of the environmental impact of fluorinated greenhouse gases 
  • Know the common procedures for recovering fluorinated greenhouse gases 
  • Be able to demonstrate how to handle a refrigerant cylinder 
  • Be able to connect and disconnect a recovery set to and from the service ports of a vehicle A/C system  
  • Be able to operate a recovery set appropriately

Placement information


How the course is assessed

  • Candidates are required to sit an online examination and carry out a practical skills assessment at the end of the course. 

Number of days per week

  • This qualification is delivered over 2 consecutive days at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. 

Entry requirements

  • Experience in the automotive service or as a repair technician will be beneficial but is not mandatory

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements


Progression and Articulation Routes


Career options

  • This course will enable you to continue to work and progress within the refrigerant trade 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Part time 29/08/22 20 Weeks

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