Refrigeration Training Courses

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Refrigeration is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives and its application is growing enormously.  Even the latest forms of renewable energy for example, air pumps and high efficiency gas boilers use refrigeration.

Energy Training Hub, the
specialist in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration training

Minworth Refrigeration Training Centre
Minworth Refrigeration Training Centre
Minworth Refrigeration Training Centre

The Energy Training Hub is a state-of-the-art plant and training facility offering specialised training for the air conditioning & refrigeration industry. We offer F Gas courses but also courses in Hydrocarbon and CO2 for commercial applications, especially in cold store and chilled food applications.

Furthermore, we offer market leading electrical, gas and renewable courses which complement refrigeration allowing us to offer bundles of training courses that interlink the skills.

Contact us now. Be among the first to experience class-leading training in the growing refrigeration market from an authority in the sector. Let the Energy Training Hub further your skills with the latest training methods and the highest qualified trainers in the business.

Minworth Refrigeration Training Centre
Minworth Refrigeration Training Centre
Minworth Refrigeration Training Centre

Introduction to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Pre-F Gas)

3 or 5 day course

This course is suitable for new entrants to the industry or for those who have other skills, i.e. plumbing, heating, electrics and who wish to increase their skill portfolio. It can be delivered as a ‘stand alone’ but can also be offered as an introduction to C&G 2079 FGas.

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What are the course objectives?

Candidates will learn:

  • Basic refrigeration systems.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Practical skills – pipe work, brazing (to B.R.A. standard) flaring.
  • Testing & evacuation of system.
  • Basic refrigeration electrics.

How long is the course?

This is a 3 or 5 day course

What is the outcome of the course?

Candidates will be given hands-on experience on installation of small air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

On successful completion, candidates will receive Energy Hub Training Certification.

City & Guilds 2079-11 Refrigeration Handling, Category 1 (Level 2 Certificate in F Gas and ODS Regulations)

4 day course

It is a legal requirement that all engineers who handle HFC type refrigerants have this qualification (or the Construction Skills equivalent).

City & Guilds 6187 – 21 Hydrocarbon Safe Handling

1 day course

This qualification is ideal for delegates involved in ordering, collecting and working with any Hydrocarbon Refrigerants. This course has been designed as an introduction to the awareness of handling, safety & legislation adherence required prior to purchasing, servicing or installing Hydrocarbon Refrigerants.

ALL delegates must also currently hold C&G 2079-11 or equivalent. Proof will be required. A basic understanding of the thermodynamic principles of refrigerants will be necessary.

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How am I Assessed?

Candidates will be required to undertake theory exam and practical assessment. The practical assessment will involve working on a specially designed Hydrocarbon system. Delegates will need to show competency with brazing, electrical considerations and knowledge of the correct tools required when working of Hydrocarbon refrigerants.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

  • Environmental Issues.
  • GWP & ODP – what are they?
  • Introduction to Hydrocarbons.
  • Physical properties of Hydrocarbons.
  • Saturated pressure and temperature details.
  • Condensing pressures with HC Refrigerants.
  • Temperature glide and superheat settings.
  • Lubricants, materials, desiccants and oils for HC Refrigerants.
  • Flammability and charge size calculations.
  • Appliance considerations.
  • Safe working environment and safe practice.
  • Leak testing, brazing & charging.
  • Venting and recovery.
  • Handling, storage and transporting of HC Refrigerants.

How long is the course?

This is a 1 day course

C02 - BRA Accredited

2 day course

This two day course covers the basics of carbon dioxide (C02 R744) as a refrigerant and explains how it should be safely handled.

City & guilds 2399-34 Installation & Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (Non Refrigerant)

4 day course

This qualification will give you knowledge and understanding towards environmental technology systems.

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What are the entry requirements?

N/SVQ 2 in Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating (Domestic, Commercial or Industrial Installation), Oil Fired Technical Services or Gas Installation and Maintenance. Alternatively equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

In addition, if not included in the NVQ qualification:

  • Water Regulations
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
  • What is the course content?
  • Fundamental working principles, installation options and regulatory requirements for micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
  • Knowledge of requirements to install, commission and handover heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Install, commission and handover heat pump systems (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Knowledge of requirements to inspect, service and maintain heat pump system installations (non-refrigerant circuits)
  • Inspect, service and maintain heat pump system installations (non-refrigerant circuits)

How am I assessed?

Online multiple choice exams and practical assessments.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

Successful completion will allow you to apply to be MCS accredited.

How long is the course?

4 day course.

What is the outcome of the course?

City & Guilds 2399 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Heat Pump Systems (Non refrigerant Circuits).

What do I need to bring?

  • Proof of pre-requisite qualifications
  • All course costs include initial registration, examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.

City & Guilds 2382-15 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

4 day course

This level will suit practicing electricians with specific qualifications, who need to update their certification to meet the latest edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. Alternatively, newly qualified electricians who need to gain this certificate. The course is intended to introduce the candidate to a working knowledge of the Wiring Regulations along with a brief overview of the Electricity at Work Regulations covering their statutory duties.

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How am I assessed?

Candidates will be required to undertake a multiple-choice on-line test.

What are the course objectives and key benefits?

The course aims to provide the required knowledge and understanding of the 17th Edition electrical wiring regulations (BS7671:2008), updated January 2015, which are necessary for undertaking work on electrical installations.

How long is the course?

  • 4 day course

What is the outcome of the course?

At the end of the course candidates will be aware of most of the requirements of the relevant British Standard. Most employers within the industry also require this qualification.

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a City & Guilds 2382-15 –17th Edition Wiring Regulations certificate of competence and will also be able to carry out work in accordance with the scope of this course.

What do I need to bring?

  • Candidates need to have a copy of the current edition of BS7671: 2008 including Amendment 3:2015
  • Unite – Electricians guide to Good Electrical Practice
  • Highlighting Pen

All course costs include initial registration, examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.

Control Circuitry

2 day course

A predominantly practical course, ideal for maintenance engineers and Electricians from all sectors looking to gain knowledge and skills in the field of industrial/panel electrics.

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What does the course cover?

The 2 day control circuitry course covers aspects of both installation and fault finding as
follows:

  • Functional/Schematic diagrams
  • Wiring circuitry from diagrams
  • Fault finding techniques using both live and dead testing techniques
  • Basic circuit design principles
  • The types, modes of use and termination of relays and timers
  • The types and connections of limit switches
  • The connecting and testing of three phase motors
  • Using various test meters to facilitate fault finding, such as low resistance ohmmeters, insulation resistance testers and approved voltage indicators.

How am I assessed?

Candidates are practically assessed by their tutor throughout the 2 day course before being awarded their in house competence certifiate.

All course costs include initial registration, examination entry fees and certification. Where a resit examination is being taken, a fee is payable at the time of registration.