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LCL Level 3 Certificate in the Installation, Service and Maintenance of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Systems

The following training and assessment packages are certificated by Logic Certification Ltd to industry led standards

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Qualification Title: LCL Level 3 Certificate in the Installation, Service and Maintenance of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) Systems
LCL Qualification Code: RACHP
RQF Qualification Code:


Level and Credit Value: Level: 3, Credit Value: 15
Guided Learning Hours: 132
Qualification Units:
  1. Service and Maintain RACHP Electrical Systems including Safe Isolation of Single/Multi-phase systems
  2. Understand the Requirements of Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018
  3. Understand and carry out “Oxy fuel” brazing techniques for RACHP systems
  4. F-Gas: Install, Service, Maintain, Recovery, Decommission and Leakage Checking of Systems (Category I)
  5. Understanding the properties and use of flammable refrigerants in accordance with ACRIB specification
  6. Installation, Commissioning and Service Commercial CO2 refrigeration systems
Qualification Certificate Expiry: 5 Years from date of issue

The qualification allows learners to continue to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment within the RACHP sector, helping to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions by limiting the release of fluorinated and other greenhouse gases and thereby reducing the indirect greenhouse gas emissions and improving the energy efficiency of stationary refrigeration equipment.

  • The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to install, service, maintain, commission, de-commission, recover and leak checking of RACHP equipment that contains refrigerants classified as fluorinated Greenhouse Gases as required by Regulation (EU) 2015/2067 and includes the safe use of all A1, CO2 high pressure systems, flammable refrigerants A2L, A2, A3 and is designed to meet the legal requirements of learners who work or intend to work with fluorinated gases.

The qualification also includes:-

  • The safe use of “Oxy-Fuel” brazing equipment used for the installation, replacement or de-commissioning of RACHP equipment and components.
  • The associated Electrical Systems including Safe Isolation of Multi-phase systems.
  • BS7671:2018 understand the Requirements of Electrical Installations.

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 (England and Wales) and The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations (NI) 2015 means it is an offence for an individual to work with fluorinated greenhouse gases without holding one of the qualifications listed within the regulations.

Logic Certification Limited (LCL) is recognised by DEFRA as a designated certifier and evaluation body for the issue of certificates for natural persons for stationary refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump equipment and refrigerated trucks and trailers containing fluorinated greenhouse gasses.

EU Mutual Recognition:

Article 10 of the EU F-Gas Regulation, (EU) 517/2014, requires that Member States give mutual recognition to certification of suitable qualifications from other EU countries.

The conditions for mutual recognition are set out in Article 10 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/2067.

In GB & NI, the EU F-Gas Regulation is implemented by the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 (SI No. 310) & NI (SI No. 425). 

Logic Certification Limited is a named personnel certification and evaluation body as set out in Part 3, Article 8(1) and (NI Part 2, Article 6(1)) of these Regulations, which relate to the certification and evaluation bodies for the purposes of Article 4 of Commission Regulation (EU 2015/2067 (issue and contents of certificates).

Confirmation can be viewed on the Gov.Uk web site here

Learners outcomes:

The learning outcomes are detailed in the qualification specification available to download below:


Applicants should be from an engineering background

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