This F-Gas course is designed for those working within the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry who need to meet the legal requirements for working with Fluorinated Gases, or F-Gases, and other ozone depleting substances.

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Logic4training’s Level 3 RQF F gas handling course and qualification covers the industry competence certificate for Category I (Cat I covers all 4 categories)

There are 4 categories for qualifications. 

You need a:

  • Category 1 certificate – to carry out all activities
  • Category 2 certificate – to install, maintain, service and recover refrigerant from systems containing less than 5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e)
  • Category 3 certificate – to recover refrigerant from systems that contain less than 3 kg of F gas
  • Category 4 certificate – to check equipment for leaks if you don’t break into the refrigeration circuit

Candidates wishing to undertake this course must hold a recognised qualification in Refrigeration, Heating & Ventilation or other related industry sector or have a minimum of 2 years auditable experience working within the Refrigeration or Heating & Ventilation sector.

All candidates must have a good practical working knowledge of different soldering and brazing methods to undertake this type of work.

This is a level 3 regulated RQF qualification for learners that wish to work in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industries with fluorinated greenhouse gasses.

It is designed for learners to meet the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2015/2067

It is also a requirement that the company or operative (sole trader) be registered with a Fgas Certification Body for the category they wish to work with. Examples of Fgas Registration Bodies are below:-

You will learn the following

  • The fundamental principles of thermodynamics
  • The environmental impact of refrigerants and corresponding environmental regulations
  • How to carry out checks before putting in operation:
  • After a long period of non-use
  • After maintenance or repair intervention
  • During operation
  • How to check for leakage

You will learn how to handle the system and refrigerant during:

  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Servicing or recovery in an environmentally friendly manner in accordance with the regulations.
  • How to put into operation and maintain reciprocating, screw and scroll compressors, single and two-stage.
  • How to install, put into operation and maintain air cooled and water cooled condensers.
  • How to install, put into operation and maintain air cooled and water cooled evaporators
  • How to install, put into operation and service Thermostatic Expansion Valves (TEV) and other components
  • How to build a leak-tight piping system in a refrigeration installation.


  • This qualification does not cover the full installation of AC systems. It is focused upon the components within the AC system and refrigerant within those components

Included in the cost of the course, candidates will be provided with a copy of the F-Gas 517/2014 Reference Manual

The following downloads provide useful background reading to F Gas training.


Guide to the use of hydrocarbons and refrigerants




This Logic Certification qualification was developed in partnership with industry experts, Business Edge.

After reviewing the F Gas qualification framework, Logic Certification Ltd introduced a more comprehensive Level 3 qualification covering Cat’s 1 and 2 (for more complex tasks like installation, service and maintenance etc)

This is the leading F-Gas qualification available in the UK today.

It is an Open book assessment.

DEFRA approvedCheck here to check the Government guidance on qualifications required to work on equipment containing F-Gas.

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