F Gas Training Centre
F Gas Training Centre

We are proud to annouce that Tradewinds Engineering Ltd have been Approved by City & Guilds to deliver their courses and become a recognised training centre. We have undergone a stringent appraisal to ensure that our Management and Training Systems meet with their criteria and we are happy to know that they do.

The first part of the assessment was to gain approval to become a Training Centre. This was where our systems were reviewed to ensure that our company, staff and procedures are of sufficient standard to operate as an approved training centre. Once all of this was complete, our next step was to apply to deliver a particular qualification. Due to current demand in the industry and the desire to deliver a short course first, we opted for the C&G 2079 F Gas & ODS Regulations. In actual fact, we have worked as assessors for more than a year and have trained and assessed over a hundred students on a sub-contract basis for other training providers.

City & Guilds 2079 – Level 2 Award In F Gas Regulations

This qualification is for those working within the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry who need to meet the legal requirements for working with Fluorinated Gases, otherwise known as F-Gases and other Ozone Depleting Substances. The course includes both theory and practical training on the requirements and procedures to test,  fill and recover refrigerant and is based upon the Fluorinated and Greenhouse Gas Regulations 2009, EC842/006 and EC303/2008.The course will cover the following 9 learning outcomes

  • 1 – Identify basic systems, terms, principles, units and how these relate to theory and thermodynamics of vaport compression cycles and refrigerants
  • 2 – Identify the causes and effects of global warming and climate change
  • 3 – Identify 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 pipework
  • 7 – Undertake pressure testing, evacuation and record completion
  • 8 – Undertake refrigerant charging, leak checking and record keeping
  • 9 – Undertake recovery of refrigerant and oil and prepare for disposal

The City & Guilds 2079 does not require renewal every three years. The assessment consists of a multiple choice question paper undertaken online and a practical assessment.

If your an engineer working with refrigerants then you MUST obtain the new C&G 2079 qualification by July 2011. Don’t risk everything and miss the deadline.

So if you need to beat the deadline of July 2011, then book your training with us. CLICK THE LINK BELOW to find out how our MOBILE assessors can come to you and deliver the training in house.

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