Where Can I Get F-Gas Training? - Viva Training Academy


Are you looking for F Gas training courses in Yorkshire? Viva Training Academy is conveniently located for refrigeration and air conditioning engineers throughout the region, covering Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

Based in Halifax, we’re not too far away from trainees in the North East either, especially as F Gas training providers are in short supply in the northern half of the UK!

Industry-leading F Gas training

Viva Training Academy isn’t just the ideal location for engineers in Yorkshire, we’re industry-leading, delivering LCL Awards’ Category 1 programme, which is the only F Gas qualification currently available to include elements at Level 3.

Viva’s also Worcester Bosch approved to deliver F Gas training – we train their engineers and use Worcester’s state of the art heat pump appliances as part of our practical assessment.

Do I need F Gas training?

If you work with equipment that uses F Gas – a substance which can be harmful to the environment – then you need training in order to comply with the F Gas Regulations.

Appliances covered include air conditioning and refrigeration systems, as well as heat pumps, an increasingly popular choice for home heating in the UK.

According to the F Gas Regulations, qualifications have to be renewed every five years. As the industry’s constantly evolving, with new technology and less harmful refrigerants introduced, its essential installers working with F Gas keep their knowledge up to date.

How long does it take to get F-Gas trained?

Our LCL Awards Category 1 course takes five days in total, focusing on safe working practices for F-Gas using equipment, such as air conditioning and heat pumps in both domestic and commercial-sized systems.

The qualification covers F Gas Categories 1-4, and focuses on:

  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Decommissioning
  • Refrigerant recovery
  • Checking and preventing F Gas leakage


Over the five days, theory and practical elements are covered, including pipework construction and the fabrication and fitting of mechanical brazed joints.

In addition to the technicalities, F Gas training also touches upon the cause and effects of global warming, highlighting the importance of the F Gas Regulations.

Are you looking for F Gas training courses in Yorkshire? Look no further than Viva! Contact us today!


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