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Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Course ID: 168932

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • Aimed at engineers in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry
  • who wish to be trained in the skills and knowledge associated with basic and complex refrigeration systems.
  • This includes routine maintenance, reactive maintenance and commissioning and de-commissioning of refrigeration systems in a variety of working environments.
  • 1 Year Course
  • Block release delivery

What to expect from the course

Focussing on the practical skills and knowledge required to install, service and maintain refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, on successful completion of this qualification the learner will be well equipped to start or progress their career in the refrigeration & air-conditioning industry.

Ideal for anyone working in the installation and maintenance of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems, this course covers:

Health and Safety
Refrigeration Science
Electrical Theory and Practice
Refrigeration components
System installation, commissioning and fault finding
Environment, good practice, refrigerants and system calculations (FGas Exam)
Refrigerant recovery, pressure & tightness testing, charging and system analysis (FGas Practical exam


Successful completion of this course will lead to a Level 2 Diploma in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This course will allow you to progress in your refrigeration and air conditioning engineer and further study at Level 3.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 3345.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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