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HVAC, Refrigeration and air conditioning courses

Commercial Industrial Marine Offshore

This page is designed to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions that you might have. If your question is not listed below then please use the contact us page for further assistance.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –  Level 1 – eLearning – Fundamentals of Marine and Offshore Refrigeration

I don't have any experience with refrigeration or air conditioning systems. Will I pass the e Learning course?
  1. This is a very thorough distance learning program that will give you a good understanding of the principles of refrigeration and how to carry out a repair to industry standards. The eLearning course is designed for beginners to refrigeration and air conditioning. There are plenty of scenarios, videos and quizzes to test your knowledge, including study guides that you can print off and a glossary of terms. There is a small assessment to test your understanding at the end of the programme and a certificate of completion is awarding at the end of the programme.
How long do I get to do the course as I work on rotation?
  1. The best thing to do is tell us when you want to start and we can give you 14 days access. This is not set in stone and if you require a bit longer then we can extend your access.
How can I pay for the course?
  1. The course can be purchased online, or you can pay via invoice and electronic bank payment. Once the money is received then we can send you your log in details.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –  Level 2 – Marine and Offshore Refrigeration

Is this just an FGas course? How is it different?
  1. No, the course includes the City&Guilds2079 Qualification, so naturally we must cover all of this material to help you pass the exams, but our Marine & Offshore Refrigeration course is written specifically for the offshore industry.
How will the course help me?
  1. Firstly, the City&Guilds 2079 certificate is the mandatory qualification to allow you to legally work with refrigerants. The rest of the course discusses equipment like the provisions refrigeration system, living quarters air conditioning or electrical switch room cooling systems. Students are encouraged to bring in drawings from site so that we can discuss problems that they are currently facing.
I don't have any experience with refrigeration systems. Will I pass the course?
Please don’t under-estimate the amount of content that we cover in this course. You are gaining a City&Guilds Level 2 qualification, which includes both theory and practical competence assessments. If you are completely new, then we would recommend completing our online eLearning course which is Level 1 first which covers the Fundamentals of Marine & Offshore Refrigeration.

The course dates don't fit in with my rotation.
We fully understand the need to work around rotations and have scheduled our courses in different weeks each month. Hopefully, this will allow you to select a course that is convenient. If it doesn’t, then please let us know as we might be able to schedule a bespoke course. Alternatively, you could consider taking the online eLearning course first to give you a better understanding of the theory before scheduling the practical course.

I can't get to the UK to take the course.
Then please sign up for our online eLearning course called the Fundamentals of Marine & Offshore Refrigeration. When you finish the course you will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’.

How do I get to you?
Our training school is based just outside Taunton, Somerset in the South West of England. If flying, we suggest you fly into Bristol International or Exeter Airport. You can get a train or bus to Taunton Station and then a taxi to our facility in Hatch Beauchamp. If you are driving, we are 10 minutes from junction 25 of the M5 or 10 minutes from the Ilminister junction of the A303.

Where can I stay close to the training venue?
We can provide you with a list of local accommodation where you can stay close to the training venue.