LCL L3 Certificate in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Systems

This qualification aims to provide Service leavers with the knowledge and skills to install, service, maintain, commission, de-commission, recover and leak checking of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) equipment that contains refrigerants classified as fluorinated Greenhouse Gases. This is an ideal course for anyone seeking employment within the air conditioning, refrigeration and associated building services industry. 

Next Scheduled Date: 4 Jul 2022

  • Location: Chesterfield
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Funding:
  • Total Cost: £3,349.90
  • Total Cost Post-October 2022: £3,349.90
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Why take this course?

This course provides you with the necessary skills and certification to gain employment in the air conditioning, refrigeration and associated building services industry. The course will prepare you for future domestic, commercial or industrial roles.

Is this the right course for me?

This course is designed for both engineers with experience, who require the civilian qualifications provided, and also for new entrants from a non-engineering background who want to pursue a new career as a Service Engineer.

For those without an engineering background, it is recommended that you have a minimum grade C at GSCE Maths.


LCL Level 3 Certificate in the Installation, Service and Maintenance of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Systems
This qualification leads to 5 year Certification on attainment of pass grade.
18th Edition Wiring Regs - Understand the Requirements of Electrical Installations BS 7671
F Gas - Category 1


Any Service leaver will be able to attend this training, however attendees with a good basic level of Engineering skills (mechanical or electrical) will benefit.
Those without Engineering skills should have a minimum Grade C in Maths at GCSE or equivalent.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £3,199.90
  • Exam Fee £150.00
  • Total Cost £3,349.90

Course Content

The course content is listed below. Please note that the order of modules may change. 

There is no pre course work and all assessments will be completed during the course.  Attendees will be given access to online materials for a period of one year from the start of the course, and a course manual will be given out on arrival at the training venue. 

  • Electrical Training   6 days

    Service and Maintain RACHP Electrical Systems including Safe Isolation of Single/Multi-phase systems

    Designed to cover the Safe Isolation of electrically powered or controlled equipment, identifying types of Instrumentation used in Installation and Testing of electrically operated RACHP components. Terminating and Installation Practices with an emphasis on Electrical Safety.

    Gain knowledge of fundamental principles including both AC and DC supplies.

    Be able to troubleshoot and solve faults within electrical components of RACHP systems, including pumps, fans, compressors and controls, etc.

    Understand and know current regulations and relevant codes of practice to safely conduct electrical works on RACHP systems.


  • Understand the Requirements of Electrical Installations BS 7671 (18th Edition) This will include the 18th Edition Amendment 2 update from April 2022

    This course ensures delegates are up-to-date with the latest industry Regulation on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems and proves competency in such.

    This is industry standard requirements for people working with electrical supply circuits. Please note this is a theory module based on the 18th Edition manual.



  • Brazing Training   2 days

Understand and carry out “Oxy Fuel” brazing techniques for RACHP Systems

Practically orientated course including theoretical elements for safe and competent refrigeration brazing techniques covering a range of refrigerant line diameters, brazing materials/techniques to attain leak-proof joints. Attendees will be instructed in jointing of dissimilar metals, utilising a variety of brazing alloys, silver solders, and fluxes. Training and instruction will be given in the use, transportation, storage, and testing of Oxy fuel equipment to ensure safe working practices.

Leads to 5 year Certification on attainment of pass grade.


F-Gas Training 5 days

F-Gas: Install, Service, Maintain Recovery, Decommission and Leakage Checking of Systems (Category I)

This is the mandatory assessment for any persons directly or indirectly connected with refrigerants. The course covers all types of refrigerants, the ozone layer, global warming and other environmental issues, health & safety regulations and codes of practice. Practical elements include recovery, pressure leak testing, evacuation and charging. Meets the requirements for mandatory training under the F-Gas Regulations EN 517/2014.

Full training in all practical disciplines will be given throughout.

Leads to 5 year Certification on attainment of pass grade.

Flammable Refrigerant Training   2 days

Understanding the properties and use of flammable refrigerants in accordance with ACRIB specification

This course covers the use of flammable refrigerants within RACHP systems.

Understand the different classes of flammability as recognised by legislation, safety standards such as BS EN 378, ISO5149, BS EN 60335.

Understand the specific requirements for installing, servicing and testing RACHP system.

Leads to 5 year Certification on attainment of pass grade.

Installation, Commissioning and Service Commercial CO2 refrigeration systems

Along with the increased use of flammable refrigerants, the phase down of HFCs is increasing the demand for CO2 refrigerating systems.

This course will give attendees a thorough understanding of transcritical refrigeration systems as well as allowing them to have an awareness of the specific requirements of working with high pressure refrigerants.

This qualification leads to 5 year Certification on attainment of pass grade.

Career Opportunities

The course prepares Service leavers for a future role as a Service Technician or Air Conditioning and/or Refrigeration Engineer. Employment is available through many of the large nationwide Facilities Management companies, and other opportunities include data centres and working within retail organisations to maintain and repair chillers.

LCL L3 Certificate in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Systems

Scheduled dates and locations

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  • 4 Jul 2022 Chesterfield
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  • 12 Sep 2022 Chesterfield
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  • 24 Oct 2022 Chesterfield
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  • 21 Nov 2022 Chesterfield
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  • 16 Jan 2023 Chesterfield
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