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After 4th July 2010 only A/C technicians with a recognised qualification will be legally permitted to work on car A/C systems. Almost all technicians, despite past courses, work experience and expertise will need a new qualification.

Autoclimate supported the RMIF with technical expertise throughout the Motor Cabin Air Conditioning Committee's (MCACC) consultation with DEFRA on the implementation of the EU F-Gas legislation.

Because we're the UK's leading A/C training provider, you can be sure you're getting the best solution from the genuine specialist. City & Guilds Certification (5101-94-301) is the simplest and most cost effective route to legal compliance. There's no requirement for re-testing (so no future costs) and better still, we've subsidised the cost for Access subscribers to just £75 per candidate, to include :

  • Assessment at your premises (or at our training school in Shrewsbury)
  • Assessor visit
  • Qualification Handbook (to provide the theory knowledge)
  • City & Guilds Registration
  • City & Guilds Certification (5101-94-301)

Access subscribers get first option on course availability - but please book early. Just print and fax this Registration Form or call 0845 5050900 and ask for Technical Services.

Further information gives the latest government advice on the requirements, options and penalties from DEFRA (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).


Background to the F-Gas Legislation

The Kyoto Protocol of December 1997 was a collective binding agreement signed by the developed nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise climate change. The European Council approved it in 2002 and the European Community began to create new legislation to reduce emissions of man-made gases including R-134a. The resulting Directive (2006/40/EC) defines the UK’s duties, which are being implemented by DEFRA.

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Download further information here to book your assessments download a booking form here

Modular Training

All modules are City & Guilds accredited, with successful completion leading to a nationally recognised qualification in Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning.

Refrigerant Handling

Technicians working on A/C systems will need an approved refrigerant handling qualification by 4th July 2010 due to EU legislation to minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

Autoclimate Access deliver air conditioning components, engine cooling and lighting throughout the UK
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