Training

Training for engineers by engineers

We provide training that "hits the spot" – it is relevant, informative and fun with the emphasis on hands on practice mixed with high quality theory presentations.

Our training is designed to use trainees' time as efficiently as possible, thus minimising expensive down time. We draw on our wide range of experience to prepare excellent training sessions. System operation is explained using high quality computer based presentations coupled with work on training rigs.

Installation, commissioning, service and maintenance principles are covered in hands on practical sessions using a range of industry standard tools and equipment. Emphasis in all training sessions is on participation by all trainees.

We have a state of the art facility equipped with commercially representative training rigs. We continually invest in the latest service tools and equipment. Our equipment operates on a range of refrigerants, including R744 (CO2), hydrocarbons (R290, propane) and the latest variants of lower GWP HFCs.

Our training room is comfortably furnished, has audio visual equipment and other training aids. We have developed high quality PowerPoint material and videos for our courses.

For a full schedule of course dates at our training centre in Gloucestershire click here. Some courses can also be provided at other locations.

Our Courses

See below for a short description of each of our standard courses, click on the link to get more detail and remember that most of these courses can be tailored to suit your needs. If what you need is not here, then just ask!

RAC Service and Maintenance, including the C & G 2079-11 F Gas assessment

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: Five days

Course Code: C1

This enables a novice to understand how an RAC system works and be able to maintain and service it.  

EN 378 workshop

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: One day

This one day workshop is for system specifiers and designers who need a working knowledge of EN 378 Refrigerating systems and heat pumps – Safety and environmental requirements.  

RAC Fault Finding

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: Two days

Course Code: C8

This follows on from the Service and Maintenance course and is suitable for experienced engineers. It is an interactive session covering both mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis and repair on commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Safe Handling of Hydrocarbon and A2L Refrigerants

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: Half day

Course Code: C6

This enables an experienced engineer to understand how to safely handle HC and A2L refrigerant during installation, service, maintenance and disposal, and provides an overview of flammable refrigerant system design and application. This course can be provided at your location.

City and Guilds 6187-21 HC Pathway Unit

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: One day

Course Code: C5

This is for experienced engineers and covers safe handling of HC refrigerants during installation, service, maintenance and disposal. It also explains how HC systems are designed and how maximum charge sizes are calculated. The theory and practical C & G 6187-21 HC assessments are included.

RAC Industry R744 Short Course

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: Two days

Course Code: C7

This covers the basics of carbon dioxide (CO2, R744) as a refrigerant and explains how it should be safely handled. The course was developed by the refrigeration industry in conjunction with the British Refrigeration Association, the Carbon Trust and end users who use R744.

British Refrigeration Association Brazer Scheme

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: One day

Course Code: C10

We assess candidates to the British Refrigeration Association's Brazer scheme, in accordance with EN14276-1:2006+A1:2011 Annex B (Specification and approval of brazing procedures, brazers and brazing operators). This is a practical skills test coupled with a multiple choice assessment to check knowledge about the safety aspects and application of brazing. Training can also be provided. This course can be provided at your location.

Basic Electrical Safety and Safe Isolation for Engineers

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: One day

Course Code: C9

This practical training session covers very basic electrics, electrical safety, safe isolation (working dead) and component replacement. This session is aimed at maintenance engineers (e.g. case cleaners). The course includes two e-learning RoSPA modules with an assessment at the end of each and a practical assessment. 

Refrigeration Electrics for Service Engineers

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: One day

Course Code: C12

This practical training session covers electrical safety, safe isolation, single and three phase compressor electrics, understanding wiring diagrams, measuring & metering, electrical fault finding and component replacement. This session is aimed at service engineers. The course includes a short assessment at the end of each practical assignment.

Basic Electrics & Refrigeration Electrics Combined

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: Two days

Course Code: C9 + C12

This practical training session covers basic electrical science, electrical safety, safe isolation, single and three phase compressor electrics, understanding simple wiring diagrams, measuring & metering, electrical fault finding and component replacement. This session is aimed at service engineers with little experience. The course includes two e-learning RoSPA modules with an assessment at the end of each and a practical assessment.

City and Guilds 2079-11 for Experienced Engineers

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: Two days

Course Code: C2

This is for experienced engineers who do not yet have an F Gas qualification. Self study notes are sent in advance and the first day is theory and practical revision / demonstration. The theory and practical assessments are on the second day.

J11 to C & G 2079-11 Conversion

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: One day

Course Code: C3

This assessment session is for engineers who have an expiring Construction Skills J11 F Gas qualification. Self study notes are sent in advance.

City and Guilds 2079-14 Leak Test Only F Gas Assessment

Location: Gloucestershire

Duration: One day

Course Code: C4

This one day session is for maintenance engineers who carry out leak testing on HCFC and HFC systems as required under the F Gas Regulation. Self study notes are sent in advance and on the day undertake revision and a theory and practical assessment.

Appreciation of Refrigeration

Duration: One day

This is for non-technical people who need a basic understanding of RAC technology and components.  It is a mix of theory, practical and discussion sessions with the emphasis on active participation.