Car Air Conditioning Courses and Repairs in the UK

Mobile Air Conditioning Courses in South Wales

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Car Air Conditioning Courses South Wales

The C&G 7543 Certificate in Mobile Vehicle Air Conditioning Systems (MACS) is a level 3 course broken down into 3 modules: 

Module 1 – (7543-01-001) Refrigerant Handling for Mobile A/C Systems  
Module 2 – (7543-01-002) Basic Mobile Air Conditioning Principles
Module 3 – (7543-02) Diagnosis and Repair Complex Faults in Mobile A/C & Climate Control Systems

Mobile Air Conditioning Training in South Wales
Car Air Conditioning Training

Refrigerant Handling for Mobile A/C Systems (7543-01-001).

Duration:  2 Days £350.00 + VAT or 1 Day £175.00 + VAT

Module 1 has been designed to provide the essential practical knowledge in automotive air conditioning fundamentals and refrigerant handling. This enables technicians to carry out refrigerant recovery activities in a professional, safe and legal manner.

This unit may be taken on its own! and is recognised by the UK Government as meeting the minimum requirements of the European Commission Directive 307/2008. This regulation requires that persons handling fluorinated gases must be appropriately trained and posses a certificate attesting to the fact.

On successfull completion, candidates will obtain the City & Guilds 7543-01-001 Level 3 certificate in the Safe Handling of Refrigerants for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (MACS). Additional modules 7543-01-002 (Air Conditioning Priciples) and 7543-02 (Advanced Diagnostics) may be taken at a later date.

The 1-Day car air conditioning course is aimed at candidates who need to hold the necessary legal certificate of competance to allow them to recover refrigerant from Mobile Air Conditioning Systems using automatic service stations, whereas;

The 2-Day course provides training on portable recovery equipment. There are some distinct advantages of using portable recovery equipment as opposed to automatic service stations especially for those involved in recovery activities only.

This course also provides the necessary 'entry level requirements' for the Split System Installation course and/or F-Gas courses in refrigeration and commercial air conditioning for those looking to enter this line of work.

1-Day Course Information Sheet (343kb)

Vehicle Air Conditioning Courses in Wales

Course Dates for 2014

27th - 28th January

17th - 18th February

10th - 11th March

31st March - 1st April

22nd - 23rd April

6th - 7th May

12th - 13th May

2nd - 3rd June

23rd - 24th June

14th - 15th July

4th - 5th August

25th - 26th August

15th - 16th September

6th - 7th October

27th - 28th October

17th - 18th November



Car Air Conditioning Courses in Wales

Principles of Mobile A/C Systems (7543-01-002).

Duration: 2 Days £350.00 + VAT 

This course takes the candidate a stage further in their understanding of mobile air conditioning and climate control systems and covers the servicing, inspection and testing of specific components within the a/c system, including some basic fault finding exercises.

It also covers specific air conditioning servicing and repair techniques which will help the candidate to identify faulty components and understand the requirements necessary to carry out repair and/or replacement of these components.

Please Note: This module is essential if you are looking to offer your customers more than a simple 're-gas'.

Module 2 - Course Information Sheet (397kb)

Mobile Air Conditioning Courses

Course Dates 2014

19th - 20th February

12th - 13th March

2nd - 3rd April

24th - 25th April

8th - 9th May

14th - 15th May

4th - 5th June

25th - 26th June

16th - 17th July

6th - 7th August

27th - 28th August

17th - 18th September

8th - 9th October

29th - 30th October

19th - 20th November

Mobile Air Conditioning Courses in South Wales

(NEW!) Combined City & Guilds 7543-01-001 and 7543-01-002  3 Days £525.00 + VAT

This car air conditioning course provides both Modules 1 & 2 of the City & Guilds 7543 over a three day period.

Candidates wishing to include 'Fault Finding & Repair Techniques'  can opt for an additional 4th Day at a reduced cost of £125.00 + VAT.

Car Air Conditioning Courses in South Wales

Course Dates 2014

17th - 19th February

10th - 12th March

31st March - 2nd April

22nd - 24th April

6th - 8th May

12th - 14th May

2nd - 4th June

23rd - 25th June

14th - 16th July

4th - 6th August

25th - 27th August

15th - 17th September

6th - 8th October

27th - 29th October

17th - 19th November

Automotive Air Conditioning Courses

Repair of Mobile A/C & Climate Control Systems (7543-02)

Duration:  5 Days  £825.00 + VAT) 

This car air conditioning course covers advanced diagnostics and completes the full C&G 7543 Certificate in Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (MACS). This course covers the following topics:

Basic electrical theory (resistance, voltage, current and wiring diagrams)

Manifold Gauge Interpretation (used for fault diagnosis)

Component Testing

- Manual Air Conditioning, Semi-Automatic & Automatic Climate Control Systems

Using modern Fault Code Readers & Diagnostic equipment to identify faults

Component Replacement (Condenser, Compressor, TEV, Evaporator, Sensors)

All air conditioning service and repairs, including component replacement, will take place on real vehicles as opposed to training rigs.


Course Dates for 2014

24th - 28th March 2014

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NEW!  3-Day Fault Diagnosis & Repair Techniques (£395.00 + VAT)

This vehicle air conditioning course has been introduced as a direct request from our previous customers. It builds on the knowledge and experience gained from Modules 1&2 by training the candidate in the following areas without the pressure of a formal assessment:

  • Basic electrical theory (Voltage, Current, Resistance etc.)
  • Electrical circuits (Series & Parallel)
  • Basic electrical calculations
  • Electrical components within the A/C circuit
  • Safety devices
  • A/C sensors
  • Electrical circuit and component testing
  • Electrical fault finding exercises
  • Pressure gauge interpretation exercises
  • Component replacement (Compressor,TEV/TXV,Condensor,Evaporator,Sensors)
  • Pipe & hose repair
  • Evaporator cleaning
  • Odour removal (using NEW Ozone creation techniques)
  • Diagnostic fault code retrieval and interpretation
  • Variable displacement compressor testing

All course material, refreshments and a good lunch is provided in the course fees and candidates will receive a certificate of attendance from Red Dragon Air Conditioning at the end of the course.


Course Dates 2014

24th - 26th March 2014

Please call for future dates!



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