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F-Gas Course (5 Days)

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Safe Handling of Refrigerants Course (5 Days)

C&G 2079 - F Gas & ODS Regulations

The aim of the 2079 qualification (Categories I, II, III, IV ) is to assess the ability & skills of an engineer to work on the installation, commissioning, service & maintenance and leak checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment.

 With the introduction of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009, it is now an offence for an individual in the UK to work with fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances without holding one of the qualifications listed within the regulations.

Competence Assessment

The assessment covers 9 key areas of competence. You will be required to successfully complete all tasks whilst working on an approved City & Guilds test rig. You may receive verbal questions from the assessor while you undertake your practical exam. You could also be asked to describe the actions you are performing and explain why you are taking them.


1. Identify basic systems, terms, principles, units and how these relate to theory and thermodynamics of vapour compression cycles and refrigerants.

2. Identify the causes and effects of global warming and climate change.

3. Identify the causes and effects of ozone depletion.

4. Identify stationary refrigerant, air conditioning and heat-pump system components, functions and leakage risk.

5. Identify the hazards and safe working practices for the installation, commissioning and handling of refrigerants.

6. Fabricate and examine pipe work.

7. Undertake pressure testing, evacuation and record keeping.

8. Undertake refrigerant charging, leak checking and record keeping.

9. Undertake recovery of refrigerant and oil and prepare for disposal.


Upon successful completion of both the theory and practical assessments, you will be issued with a City & Guilds certificate.