F-Gas (Category 1) CITB Refresher (FCAT1R)

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Course Overview
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This City & Guilds course has been developed to provide existing or past* CITB CAT 1 (J11) certificate holders with a full City & Guilds 2079 Category 1 Qualification. The course would include some refresher training (to bridge the uplift between CITB and C&G) and a full City & Guilds 2079 CAT 1 assessment. With this refresher Category 1 certificate holders will be able to carry out all F-Gas related activities. * Providing the CITB certificate expired 6 months or less from your chosen course date.
Who is This Course For?
This is aimed at those with the expired CITB CAT 1 J11 qualification who currently work within the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry who need to meet the legal requirements for working with fluorinated gases (F-Gases), and other ozone depleting substances.
  Day 1 Day 2
Start 09:00 09:00
End 16:30 16:30
  • System differentials
  • How to use and interpret the pressure enthalpy (Mollier) chart
  • Introducing you to the updated protocols and regulations
  • Introducing you to the new Equivalent tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (EtCO2) calculations
  • New requirements for the leak check frequency
  • The introduction of new refrigerants, their impact, and hazards
  • Brazing
  • Pressure testing
  • Vacuuming
  • charging
  • Leak testing, and recovery
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have completed the following or their equivalent and possess:
F-Gas (Category 1) | City & Guilds 2079-11
Equivalent to F-Gas 2079-11 Category 1 course.
Photographic ID - This can be in the form of: Passport, Driving Licence, CSCS Card, Work ID Card, Trade Union Card, Proof of Age Card
Certificate - An existing copy of your CITB J11 Certificate (valid within past 6 months)
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

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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.

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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.


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