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

£910 + VAT
5 Days
Course Overview
COVID-19 Notice - Course Dates in Glasgow Queenslie are unavailable to book until after June.
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).
F-Gas practical training session
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.
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)
  • Tutorial Period
  • Theory Assessment(s)
  • 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:
Photo ID for certification.
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 has 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.

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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: Do you provide on-site F-Gas training?
A: Yes, we can deliver F-gas training at your site.
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 5 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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Upcoming Course Dates
Glasgow Queenslie
Monday, 13th July 2020
End date: Friday, 17th July 2020
Monday, 3rd August 2020
End date: Friday, 7th August 2020
Monday, 24th August 2020
End date: Friday, 28th August 2020
Glasgow Queenslie
Monday, 14th September 2020
End date: Friday, 18th September 2020
Monday, 5th October 2020
End date: Friday, 9th October 2020

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