Centre Guidance for Delivery of the LCL F-Gas Qualifications.
These regulated RQF qualifications are for learners that carry out work in the refrigeration, air
conditioning and heat pump sectors with fluorinated greenhouse gasses. The qualifications are
designed for learners to meet the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2015/2067.
Category I & II are Level 3 CPD qualifications designed for learners working within the
refrigeration and or related services industries. Learners registering for Category (I) and (ll)
qualifications must have a good practical working knowledge of different soldering and brazing
methods to undertake this type of work. Learners must hold a recognised qualification in
Refrigeration, Heating and Ventilation or any other related qualification or have a minimum of 2
years auditable experience working within the industry.
Category III & IV have no pre-requisites and may be undertaken by any learner after initial
assessment by the approved centre.
RPL- assessment - Learners holding a previously recognised European Union F-Gas qualification e.g.
CITB or C&G in F-Gas may claim RPL providing their qualification or certificate is less than 5
years old. To claim these routes learners must produce to the centre their existing original F-Gas
certificate. This should be copied and endorsed by the centre; this should be stored in the
learner’s assessment pack. The RPL route consists of a shorter on-line assessment covering updates
made in the previous 5 years.
All learners will complete a controlled practical assessment to be observed by an LCL approved
assessor. Assessment ratio of up to 4:2:1 dependant on centre rigs/practical facilities. (100% Pass
Centres and assessors are advised that Category l & ll learners must cover at least one of the
skills and knowledge groups from Assessment Criteria (AC) 6, 7, 8 or 9 as listed in the
qualification specification. Questions & Components should be randomised to provide variation.
(Available below and online from the LCL Awards website). PN. All LCL assessments are open-book.