Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

FREE PDF Certificate | Audio Visual Learning | 10 CPD Points | Assessment Included | Tutor Support | 1 Year Access



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Offer ends 31 October 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 hours
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1 year
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone who has a passion for this topic and is interested in enjoying a long career in the relevant industry. It’s also for anyone who is already working in this field and looking to brush up their knowledge and boost their career with a recognised certification.

This Air Conditioning and Refrigeration consists of several modules that take around 3 hours to complete. The course is accompanied by instructional videos, helpful illustrations, how-to instructions and advice.

The course is offered online at a very affordable price. That gives you the ability to study at your own pace in the comfort of your home. You can access the modules from anywhere and from any device.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

********** Course Modules***********

**Air Conditioning and Refrigeration**

Module 01: Fundamentals of Heat, Air conditioning and Refrigeration

  • Heat and Temperature
  • Heat Transfer
  • Types of Heat Transfer
  • Units of Heat Energy and Heat Power
  • Enthalpy
  • Specific Heat
  • Sensible Heat, Latent Heat and Total Heat
  • Heat Transfer Equations
  • Pressure and Temperature Relationship
  • Why We Do Air Conditioning
  • What is Ton and Refrigeration?
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Flow
  • Summary

Module 2: Air Conditioning Systems

  • Standard Air Conditions (Sea Level)
  • Heat and Fluid Flow Calculations for Air Conditioning Systems
  • The AC Refrigeration Cycle
  • Airflow
  • Four Types of Air Conditioning Cooling Systems
  • Evaporators
  • Condensers
  • Compressors
  • Metering Devices
  • Unitary Systems
  • Summary

Module 3: Compressors, Water Chillers, and Fans

  • Types of Air Conditioning Compressors
    • Reciprocating Compressors
    • Rotary Compressors
    • Centrifugal Compressors
    • Water Chillers
    • Centrifugal Water Chillers
    • Centrifugal Water Chiller Operation
    • Chilled Water Temperature Control System
    • Compressor Lubrication
    • Motor Cooling
    • Chiller Start-up and Shutdown
    • Condensing Pressure and Temperature
    • Evaporator Pressure and Temperature
    • Safety Controls
    • Central Chiller Optimisation
    • Central Chiller Plants
    • System Design
    • Plant Maintenance and Operation
    • Fans
    • Fan and Duct Pressures
    • Fan Curves
    • Surge
    • Fan Performance Table
    • Fan Types
    • Fan Selection
  • Variable Air Volume Fans
  • Performance Improving
  • Summary

Module 4: Refrigeration and Refrigerants

  • Importance of Refrigeration
  • Refrigerants
  • Desirable Attributes of Refrigerants
  • Refrigerants and Montreal Kyoto Protocols
  • Refrigeration Cycle
  • Leak Detection
  • Regulators
  • Data Plates
  • Gas Bottle Identification
  • Common Repair Procedure
  • Summary

Module 5: Installation and Construction of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System

  • Materials
  • Pressure Safety
  • Leak Testing
  • Pipe-Joining Method
  • Piping for Oil Return
  • Pipe Supports
  • Instruments
  • Rising Liquid Lines
  • Vibrations
  • Cleanliness of Piping
  • Evacuation
  • Charging with Refrigerant
  • Insulation
  • Water Circuit
  • Non-Condensable Gases
  • Automatic Gas Purgers
  • Summary

Module 6: Food Refrigeration

  • The Domestic Refrigerator
  • The Cold Chain
  • Refrigerated Facilities
  • Design Consideration
  • Refrigerated Transport
  • Summary

Module 7: Indoor Air Quality

  • Air Pollutants and Contaminants
  • Indoor Air Quality Effects on Health and Comfort
  • Controlling Indoor Air Quality
    • Source control
    • Filtration
    • Dilution
  • Standard for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
  • Summary


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion PDF certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99.

Who is this course for?

Whether you're an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this Air Conditioning and Refrigeration course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and a professional qualification attesting to your knowledge.


The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

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