Air-Con

The Air Conditioning route is intended for technicians whose job role involves the maintenance and repair or accident repair (MET role or similar) of light vehicles and will have contact with the vehicle Air Conditioning system during their work activities.

There are three levels within IMI Accreditation Air Conditioning:

Refrigerant Handler

The technician must be able to work unsupervised – ideally, they should be in full time employment with at least three months experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques required to recover and recharge vehicle Air Conditioning systems without knowingly releasing refrigerant to the atmosphere. They should also be familiar with the knowledge of the legislation applied to the use of refrigerants (F-Gas) used in the automotive industry.

Service Technician

The technician must be able to work unsupervised – ideally, they should be in full time employment with at least twelve months experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques as indicated with the Refrigerant Handler level (see above), plus have the skills, knowledge and techniques required to service, maintain and replace components to a vehicles Air Conditioning system.

Diagnostic Technician

The technician should be working in the light vehicle sector of the industry and ideally have at least two years experience to ensure they are familiar with the skills, knowledge and techniques as indicated with the Refrigerant Handler and Service Technician levels (see above), plus have the skills, knowledge and techniques required to diagnose Air Conditioning system faults through pressure readings and system electrical faults. The technician will also be required to diagnose faults with Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) or climate control faults including returning the vehicle systems to manufacturer specification.

PRICE & BOOKING

AIR-Con FULL ROUTE:

Course Cost (via Invoice): £360

Course Cost (via PayPal): £372

Air-Con REACCREDITATION:

Course Cost (via Invoice): £240

Course Cost (via PayPal): £248

If you would like to book a place please complete the application form below. Once submitted, you will be provided with available dates and taken through to the payment screen.

Section One – Your Details:

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Section Two – Accreditation Application:

Note. Please inform the assessment centre if you require any special assessment arrangements (e.g. an interpreter) at the time you submit this application

Please select the level that you want to become accredited:

Air Con Gas Handler ATA
Air Con Gas Handler AOM

Section Three - Career History:

Previous positions (over the last five years, starting with the most recent. Use box below if necessary)

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Section Four – Qualifications:

Details of relevant vocational and professional qualifications. Please attach COPIES of certificates and any supplementary information you may feel appropriate, e.g. current C.V. We regret that we are unable to return copies of certificates received.

Section Five – Registration on Accredited Technician Database:

Upon successful completion of your assessment, you will be registered on the Automotive Technician Accreditation database. As part of this process, you are required to read and sign the Code of Conduct printed below to signify your acceptance:

Code of Conduct:
  • Accept the Code of Conduct as a condition of Automotive Technician Accreditation registration
  • Uphold the standing of the profession and conduct themselves in such a manner as not to bring the profession into disrepute
  • At all times be strictly professional in their approach to the public, business colleagues and all those whom they meet in their day to day business activities
  • Maintain professional competence and skills in respect of all developments and legislation applicable to this profession (CPD)
  • Perform their duties and observe their responsibilities to their employers, staff and the public with integrity, courtesy and consideration
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that work undertaken by staff under their control is performed with integrity, courtesy and consideration
  • Not incur personal gain through abuse of their professional position
  • Work within the framework of the law at all times, particularly relating to the operation of the organisation with which they are connected
  • Respect the confidentiality of any information given by customers, employers, staff and suppliers
  • Not directly, indirectly or unfairly injure the reputation of another accredited technician
  • Encourage staff under their control to raise their educational standards and skill through continuing professional development (CPD)

Section Six – Declaration:

I hereby apply for inclusion to the Automotive Accredited Technician register. I confirm that the information supplied in support of my application is correct, that I have not been convicted of any offence relating to my employment in the motor industry, and that nothing has been withheld that would affect my suitability for inclusion.

I accept the above Code of Conduct as a condition of my being registered on the Automotive Technician database.

I consent to this information being collated, stored and released for the purposes of Automotive Technician Accreditation and its register, both in written and electronic format. This will be done in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1988.

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