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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level 2

Course Overview

This Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level 2 course covers the intermediate level knowledge of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment engineering and the practical skills needed to solve various situations that you might face in the workplace. It has been developed in consultation with training associations to ensure that it meets the needs of the engineering sector. The opportunity to take the F-GAS 2079 CAT 1 qualification along with the CSCS test will also be offered. The course will cover environment awareness, engineering techniques and principles, non-fusion joining techniques, basic electrical circuit inspection/testing, installation and servicing of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

What topics are covered?

There is a mix of mandatory and specialist modules.



  • Engineering environment awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering principles



  • Non-fusion joining techniques
  • Basic electrical circuit inspection/testing and fault diagnosis
  • Installation and servicing of air conditioning equipment
  • Installation and servicing of refrigeration equipment


Additional offered qualification will be F-GAS 2079 CAT 1


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this vocational area.

What are the entry requirements?

16-18-year-old applicants: Foundation in Engineering Technology Level 1 or the Access to Building Services Engineering Level 1 and a good pass in an aptitude test.


Adults: a good pass in an aptitude test


All applicants:  A minimum GCSE grade of C/4 in English and maths is preferred.

What qualifications will I gain?

EAL Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Refrigeration/Air-Conditioning Equipment Engineering Technology.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

There will be a mix of classroom-based theory sessions and practical workshop activities. Independent study will be required.

What hours will I be in college?

Two days per week.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a portfolio of work and online exams.

What can I do after this course?

If you gain employment in the Air Conditioning or Refrigeration Industry you will be able to move on to the NVQ 2 programme as an apprentice or adult learner.

Are there any additional costs?

Overalls and steel toe-capped boots.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Engineering, Construction and Computing.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.

7 reviews for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Level 2

  1. 4 out of 5

    Very useful and well structured course

  2. 4 out of 5

    It has been a very good course to be on, very educational and I have learned a lot. Plus the tutor is the best

  3. 4 out of 5

    On this course the lectures have very good knowledge of their field. I have really enjoyed this course so far it has been very educational, it has been very interesting and I hope to carry on this trade.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Very good course. I enjoy learning the subject, and find the information provided very helpful. A very good learning experience.

  5. 4 out of 5

    I find this course `to be very interesting and I am Intrigued to always find out more and how the units work in this industry. The lecturers are very helpful as they explain the tasks and explain refrigerant and air con to the finest details.

  6. 4 out of 5

    by doing this course I know that I would like to pursue the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and start a career in engineering

  7. 4 out of 5

    its been a good course and I would like to continue with air conditioning and I think its a good course to get into.

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