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Introduction to Air Conditioning (IAC)

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Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course will provide an understanding of Air Conditioning Systems and the processes involved. It will also promote the knowledge required to carry out or manage work on the various systems encountered.
Who is This Course For?
This is aimed at staff who are involved with working on or overseeing work on Air Conditioning Systems; enabling delegates to not only understand the theory and safety related aspects, but also to be able to do the job.
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Basic Physics & Air Conditioning Principles
  • 4 Basic Processes to Air Conditioning
  • Complete Air Conditioning Systems
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Introduction to Psychrometry & Processes
  • Worked Examples of Psychrometry
  • Balancing Theory
  • Basic Control Theory
  • Associated Regulations & Documentation
  • Tutorial
  • Psychrometry Assessment(s)
  • Theory Assessment(s)
  • Introduction to basic mechanical and thermodynamic physics
  • Introduction to psychrometry and use of psychrometric charts
  • Air conditioning system components
  • Principles of air conditioning
  • Associated regulations
  • Types and practical use of measuring instruments
  • Balancing of air conditioning distribution systems
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Everything you require for this course is provided
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.

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