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

£945 + VAT
5 Days
York,   Slough and Bathgate.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds course will provide you 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 with a charge more than 3kg or 6kg (if hermetically sealed).
Who is This Course For?
This is aimed at those working within the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry who need to meet the legal requirements for working with fluorinated gases, and other ozone depleting substances.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Mon, 11th July 2022 Fri, 15th July 2022 York £945
Mon, 18th July 2022 Fri, 22nd July 2022 Slough £945
Mon, 25th July 2022 Fri, 29th July 2022 Bathgate £945
Mon, 15th August 2022 Fri, 19th August 2022 York £945
Mon, 22nd August 2022 Fri, 26th August 2022 Slough £945
Mon, 5th September 2022 Fri, 9th September 2022 Bathgate £945
Mon, 12th September 2022 Fri, 16th September 2022 York £945
Mon, 19th September 2022 Fri, 23rd September 2022 Slough £945
Mon, 17th October 2022 Fri, 21st October 2022 York £945
Mon, 24th October 2022 Fri, 28th October 2022 Slough £945
Mon, 14th November 2022 Fri, 18th November 2022 York £945
Mon, 21st November 2022 Fri, 25th November 2022 Slough £945
Mon, 28th November 2022 Fri, 2nd December 2022 Bathgate £945
Mon, 12th December 2022 Fri, 16th December 2022 York £945
Mon, 19th December 2022 Fri, 23rd December 2022 Slough £945

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Basic Refrigeration Physics
  • Basic 5 Part System
  • Introduction to Mollier Charts
  • Refrigerants, Properties, Types & Hazards
  • Environmental Issues & Protocols
  • Refrigeration System Components
  • Associated Regulations
  • Brazing Theory
  • Brazing Practical
  • Refrigeration Procedures
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Practical Exercise(s)
  • Practical Assessment(s)
  • Practical Assessment(s)
  • Revision
  • Theory Assessment
  • 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
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Photographic ID - This can be in the form of: Passport, Driving Licence, CSCS Card, Work ID Card, Trade Union Card, Proof of Age Card
PPE (a set of overalls for use during practical scenarios)
On successful completion, we recommend the following training courses to continue your learning path:
Hydrocarbon Qualification | City & Guilds 6187-21 Introduction to Air Conditioning
Course Training Team


Andy Cresswell

Mechanical Training Manager

Andy is a Mechanical Training Manager with over 36 years experience in the Mechanical Industry. He is a qualified mechanical engineer, and has worked within various Mechanical roles spanning over 23 years. Andy also has 13 years experience as a training consultant / assessor / internal verifier of which he is responsible for delivery, quality and course development across the following areas: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Handling of F-Gas substances as well as electrical / mechanical safe systems of work course areas. Andy also undertakes Legionella Management and Awareness training and has experience across various other disciplines such as Electrical Low Voltage and Electrical Installations and Renewable Technologies (Thermodynamics and Solar PV). Further to this Andy has also delivered training events overseas in Cyprus, Kenya, Belize, Qatar and Afghanistan.


Richard Heighton

Senior Mechanical Training Consultant

Richard Heighton is a senior training consultant who has over 30 years experience in the commercial and domestic plumbing, heating and renewables industry. He ran his own business in the trade for 9 years. He is a qualified Certificate in Education practitioner and has been teaching and assessing in the life-long learning sector for 10 years.

Customer Questions

Q: What is the difference between F-Gas Category 1, 2, 3 & 4?
  • F-Gas Category 1 covers the installation, service, maintenance, recovery and leakage checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment with a charge more than 3kg or 6kg (if hermetically sealed).
  • F-Gas Category 2 covers equipment with a charge of less than 3kg (6kg if hermetically sealed).
  • F-Gas Category 3 covers refrigerant recovery from stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment.
  • F-Gas Category 4 covers leak checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment.
Q: Does this course supersede the City & Guilds 2078-01?
A: Yes in order to upgrade from the City & Guilds 2078-01 course you would need to sit the full 4 day F-Gas 2079 Category 1 course.
Q: Does the F-gas qualification expire?
A: Because our courses are City & Guilds 2079 they do not expire and therefore do not require a refresher course
Q: What does F-Gas stand for?
A: F-Gas stands for Fluorinated Gases.
Q: What types of F-Gases are there?
A: There are four types of F-Gases (Fluorinated Gases) including hydrofluorocarbons(HFCs) perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).
Q: Could I start my own business with this City & Guilds 2079 F-Gas Category 1 qualification?
A: Yes in order to purchase the refrigerant you will need to contact an organisation such as REFCOM - to join them, they will then request to see your "Category 1" qualification.
Q: What qualifications do I require to attend this training course?
A: There are no formal entry requirements for the City & Guilds 2079-11 F-Gas Category 1 training course.
Q: Does this F-Gas 2079 qualification cover flammable gases?
A: This F-Gas course covers Fluorinated gases. Flammable gases are covered by the 6187-21 Hydrocarbon course.
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