F GAS and ODS Regulations (2079)

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016
Focussing on the major principles of F-Gas and Ozone depleting substances (ODS) in stationery refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems, learners who successfully complete this qualification will be legally entitled to work on these systems within the UK in line with the 2009 F-Gas and ODS Regulations. 
This qualification is for refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump system engineers working with fluorinated gas and ozone depleting substances.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

There are four pathways to achieving this qualification, aligned to the four categories in the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (FGG) Regulations 2009. These cover areas such as:

  • Leak checking
  • Installation and maintenance of equipment
  • Recovery of refrigerant.

You will learn on the job in the classroom.

Assessment will be through practical assignment and online multiple-choice examination.

Is this level right for me?

Level 2
is ideal if you are working, or looking to work, as a refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump system engineer and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You need this qualification as a licence to practise with fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to work and progress as a:

  • Refrigeration engineer
  • Air-conditioning engineer
  • Heat pump system engineer.

Learners might also go on to take the following related qualifications:

 

  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Refrigeration NVQs (6087)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Refrigeration NVQs (6187)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Refrigeration (6127).

 

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

This level will suit you if you are working, or looking to work, as a refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump system engineer and have some relevant skills and knowledge. You need this qualification as a licence to practise with f-gases and ODSs.

There are four pathways available:

  • Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations: Category I - Leak checking, recovery, installation, service, maintenance of equipment
  • Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations: Category II - Installation, service, maintenance of equipment with a charge of less than 3kg (6kg if hermetically sealed) and leakage checking
  • Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations: Category III - Recovery of refrigerant
  • Award in F-Gas and ODS Regulations: Category IV - Leakage checking.

For a list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to work and progress as a:

  • Refrigeration engineer
  • Air-conditioning engineer
  • Heat pump system engineer.

Learners might also go on to take the following related qualifications:

 

  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Refrigeration NVQs (6087)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Refrigeration NVQs (6187)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Refrigeration (6127).

 

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F Gas and ODS Regulations: Category I (2079-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F Gas and ODS Regulations: Category I

  • Accreditation No: 500/5730/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F Gas and ODS Regulations: Category II (2079-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F Gas and ODS Regulations: Category II

  • Accreditation No: 500/5731/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F GAS and ODS Regulations: Category III - recovery of refrigerant. (2079-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F Gas and ODS Regulations: Category III

  • Accreditation No: 500/5732/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 2 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 20 - 20 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F Gas Regulations: Category IV (2079-14)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in F Gas and ODS Regulations: Category IV

  • Accreditation No: 500/5729/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 2 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 20 - 25 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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